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Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

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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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Coming to your galaxy this winter. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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18 December 2015 (USA)  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The flickering, hazy style of Kylo Ren's lightsabre may allude to the fact that, since he didn't have a real Sith master, Ren's abilities as a Sith are not as good as they could be. A clue to this is how long Finn, a non-Jedi, lasts in the lightsabre duel with him. However, when you also consider the "blown" quality of his voice when wearing the mask, this could be an allusion to his character traits, i.e. not in total control, prone to explosive tantrums. See more »

Goofs

When the rathtars begin attacking, in a shot of Han looking down the corridor, one of the Kanjiklub members is running through a doorway whilst running from the rathtar. The camera cuts to a closer shot of them running from the rathtar, and the same Kanjiklub member can be seen running through the doorway a second time. 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 first "Thank You" credit (usually dedicated to benefactors of the film or to organizations or locations that gave permission for filming/technical advice/support) is dedicated to "The patient family and friends of the cast and crew." See more »


Soundtracks

The Falcon
Written by John Williams
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Sorry to say, but this was the worst of all the Star Wars movies.
9 January 2016 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

What else can I say, FabledGentleman said it best and there is nothing else to add. This movie was the biggest letdown and I am sad that I spent money to be disappointed. The story was terrible with little to no thought devoted to the script. The story line was the same old story, revived from episode 4. No indication as to what happened over the last 30 years. No background info on the characters or who they are. The whole movie seemed to be rushed to the big screen for the sole purpose of making money. I'm sorry, but this is the Star Wars story, it deserves to be one of the best story lines brought to the big screen. Anyone who is connected to this story, needs to bring they "A" game. I really hope the next attempt, encompasses all the Star Wars has become.


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