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

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18 December 2015 (USA)  »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens  »

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$200,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$908,644,964 (USA) (11 February 2016)
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Elizabeth Olsen, Jennifer Lawrence and Shailene Woodley were considered for the role of Rey. Olsen refused the audition for the role because she already had a contract with "Marvel Studios" for the role of Scarlet Witch in the Avengers' franchise, and because the shoot dates for "The Force Awakens" overlapped with Age of Ultron. In April 2014, J.J. Abrams chose Daisy Ridley as Rey, to mimic the same type of selections made by George Lucas, with little known actors for the leading roles. In 1976, Lucas chose Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill for their respective roles of Princess Leia, Han Solo and Luke Skywalker. See more »

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When Rey is climbing down the wall in the Starkiller base, with Stormtroopers marching above, the sound of marching feet is heard, but the Stormtroopers are not in step, and their footfalls do not match the sound effects. See more »

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[first lines]
Lor San Tekka: This will begin to make things right.
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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 »

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Referenced in The Greg Gutfeld Show: Episode #1.1 (2015) See more »

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Jabba Flow
Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and J.J. Abrams
Produced and Performed by Lin-Manuel Miranda (as Shag Kava) and J.J. Abrams (as Shag Kava)
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Entertaining but forgettable popcorn movie....horrendous Star Wars movie
30 January 2016 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Under Disney ownership and with hacks such as JJ Abrams (with creative input from Simon Pegg...God help us) at the helm now, unfortunately Star Wars has been reduced to yet another Transformers/Marvel mindless action, zero plot franchise designed purely to reach the widest possible audience. The legacy of the iconic characters of the OT (particularly Luke) have been reduced to the point of them being almost unrecognizable losers. The previous six film story arc has been completely undermined to say the least and the mystique and nature of the Force simplified, dumbed down and instant.

The endless coincidences, JJs nonsensical, deus ex machina story, riddled with plot holes, absurd pacing and editing (which explains John Williams difficulty to nail the score), lack of character development/backstory, so on and so on. The bastardization of SW universe laws and the basic fact that this was supposed to be Episode VII in a seamless saga, but instead we were coned and sold a forgettable reboot was utterly unforgivable. But alas it's a huge commercial hit and the mob sing its praises. But without Lucas, it's just spaceships and lasers.


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