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

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Release Date:

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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first American feature film for actress Daisy Ridley. See more »

Goofs

In the section of the film set on the planet Takodana, Finn is given a blaster from Han Solo. Finn is seen carrying the weapon with him at all times leading up to the scene where Maz Kanata gives Luke Skywalker's lightsaber to Finn in order to deliver it to Rey. In this scene, the blaster can still be seen strapped to his back. However, in the next sequence, as the characters escape from the rubble of the cantina, Finn emerges with no blaster and only the lightsaber. He then turns to Maz and complains about needing a weapon, to which she implies the lightsaber is all he really needs. But what happened to the blaster? 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 Atop the Fourth Wall: The Star Wars #3 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Jabba Flow
Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and J.J. Abrams
Produced and Performed by Shag Kava
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User Reviews

 
Strange case of deja vu!
30 January 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Unoriginal plot, characters, planets, space fighters, weapons, script ........ This movie makes the prequels look stunningly good.

You have already seen this movie before - in 1977! The original was enjoyable, this unfortunately is a predictable yawner. I actually fell asleep a various points because I knew that I wouldn't miss much.

It's tragic that this reboot has been wasted when both Rey and Finn pull off relatively good performances even if we have seen their characters before.

This is targeted at youth under 20. A re-introduction to Star Wars that will sadden and disappoint most die-hard fans.

If your over 20 years of age save your money and go see something else.

PS - Jurassic World suffers the same fate!


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