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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 Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Stormtrooper defector Finn and the scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker.


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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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Release Date:

18 December 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens  »


Box Office


$245,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$247,966,675, 20 December 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


Podracers from Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) can be seen in the background of several of the scenes that take place on Jakku. See more »


When Kylo Ren is questioning Rey on Starkiller Base, tear tracks appear and disappear on both cheeks. For the conclusion of the scene, her face is free of tear tracks. See more »


[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 »


The Falcon
Written by John Williams
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Cheap, overrated ripoff
15 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

Right, well. Never thought I'd live to see the day when so many people, so many original fans of the SW movies, would give such a cheap, poorly-written excuse of a movie so much positive attention. This has been mentioned time and time again, so no use of repeating it. But f^ck it. THIS. IS. A F^CKING REBOOT. disguised with pretty CGI and seemingly 'new' characters. Right, Disney. JJ. You might have fooled many, but not all. The characters in the original trilogy (and the prequel) were *memorable*. They were *fleshed out* role-models. They actually seemed like real human beings. But this? A typical over-powered lead followed by an annoying, irrational and nonsensical side-kick with a serious case of megalomania. Ah, scratch that. BOTH of them are over-powered megalomaniacs. Typical marie-sue/gary-stu situation here.

Don't even get me started on how pathetic it was of Disney to bring in the old characters from the original trilogy simply to gain the approval of old fans. This one is undeniably on them. Oh. And that (Possible spoiler) death was there to simply create a 'shock effect'. (Spoiler Ends) No comment on the ending. It was one of the most predictable endings I have ever seen. No effective atmosphere setting what-so-ever throughout the whole thing. The screen writing was not too awful, but bad enough to have me cringe from time to time. The casting --- ... Oh the damn casting. Bringing noobs into a well- established series might have been a mistake. The acting speaks for itself. What else? Repetition, monotonous speeches, sh^tty back-stories, no realistic character development, and sooo... much... more...

Right... Now for the few things I enjoyed in the movie. 1. The CGI and the SFX were amazing - they were what ultimately got me through this 2.The costumes/other works by the art department 3. The scenery - good stuff 4. John Williams 5. Poe was an interesting character. I just wish he had played a larger role in the story 6. C3PO was a cute little guy 7. Some moments had me chuckling- probably the only aspect of the movie that kept true to its origins

And... Yeah. Pretty much it. Thus, the rating of 3. Harsh, but accurately relays my feelings towards this piece of polished crap.

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