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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (original title)
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Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.

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30 years after the defeat of Darth Vader and the Empire, Rey, a scavenger from the planet Jakku, finds a BB-8 droid that knows the whereabouts of the long lost Luke Skywalker. Rey, as well as a rogue stormtrooper and two smugglers, are thrown into the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the daunting legions of the First Order. Written by Noah White

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence | See all certifications »

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18 December 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Star Wars: Episode 7 - The Force Awakens  »

Box Office

Budget:

$245,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$247,966,675 (USA) (18 December 2015)

Gross:

$936,627,416 (USA) (20 May 2016)
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Trivia

Poe flies an X-wing that is black with red stripes, except for his mission on Jakku, when he uses one with a white fuselage with blue stripes. Also, his normal helmet is black with a red rebel logo, except when he is on Jakku when it is white with a blue logo. Since Kylo Ren is surprised to find him on Jakku, it is possible that he was traveling undercover there. See more »

Goofs

After the Millennium Falcon escapes from Jaaku, a First Order officer is reporting to Kylo Ren that they were unable to acquire the droid from Jaaku. The establishing shot has the officer standing about 6 feet away from Kylo Ren. While Kylo Ren destroys the terminal, the First Order officer appears to be remaining stationary. After continuing his report and upon mentioning a girl, Kylo Ren begins to force pull the officer from across the room. In the next shot, it has the officer 12 to 15 feet away rather than the original 6. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lor San Tekka: This will begin to make things right. I've traveled too far and seen too much to ignore the despair in the galaxy. Without the Jedi, there can be no balance in the Force.
Poe Dameron: Well, because of you, now we have a chance. The General's been after this for a long time.
Lor San Tekka: Oh, the General? To me, she is royalty.
Poe Dameron: Well, she certainly is that.
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Crazy Credits

The stars that form the backdrop for the end credits are exactly the same stars as in the beginning of the movie. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Parks and Recreation: Anniversaries (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Dobra Doompa
Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and J.J. Abrams
Produced and Performed by Shag Kava
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Incredibly over-hyped, low iQ movie.
18 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

Spoilers follow: I've watched Star Wars 4-6 and I've enjoyed it tremendously.

This movie simply has too many plot holes.

For example: Why would the First Order rehash a bigger Death Star with exactly the same flaw as the original two. Is the First order incapable of learning from mistakes, or inventing anything new? Its laughably bad. Was it the directors intention to make the First Order look stupid and incompetent? They succeeded.

How is it Rey can pilot the Milennium Falcon with no training. Are the laws of common sense not applicable in this movie? I thought Star Wars tried to make everything believable and down-to-earth. Here...not so.

Why is Han Solo wearing the same thing as 30 years back. Doesn't the writer have any imagination that he could possibly be wearing something different--or be doing something different. This is zero imagination to the extreme.

Why would the First Order desperately try to find Luke. Is the First Order so incompetent that the capability to destroy planet is not enough advantage against the resistance. Again it shows the First Order incredibly dumb. Transformers had better villains than this.

Where is the dialogue which drives the story. Nobody seemed to say anything remotely interesting or meaningful? How was this script approved> To summarize, no matter how much money this makes, its clearly a product of hype--not a good story, nor good direction. This feels like a poor imitation of a great product. Incredible waste.


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