The follow-up to the successful Star Wars reboot The Force Awakens, this movie picks up right where its predecessor left off, with the Resistance on the run from The First Order and with Rey (Daisy Ridley) having found Luke Skywalker (Mark Hmill) on the remote planet where he has been hiding for several years.
After the successful destruction of the Starkiller Base, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order begin to hunt the Resistance with renewed vigour. Tracked to their base on D’Qar, Leia (Carrie Fisher) leads the evacuation as a First Order battle fleet arrives.
Daring pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and the rest of the Resistance forces, including bomber mechanic Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran) must keep the powerful dreadnought ships at bay long enough to allow the Resistance to flee.
Meanwhile, Rey uncovers truths about Luke, about the Jedi, and about herself that she might have wished to remain secret, as she looks to the aging Skywalker for guidance. She begins to sympathise with Kylo Ren, and the two establish a connection after she senses that he resents his master Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis).
Meanwhile, our band of Resistance heroes, including Finn (John Boyega) and Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), must work together to try and prevent the First Order tracking the Resistance to their next base.
Rey and Kylo begin to realise that the light side and the dark side are more closely connected than they could have imagined. Unbeknownst to the newly acquainted pair, Snoke has plans for them which may have dire consequences for them and for future of the galaxy as a whole.