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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

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The force is calling to you. Just let it in. 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)  »

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$245,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$936,662,225

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,068,178,225
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

According to Chuck Wendig's Star Wars "Aftermath" book trilogy, General Hux should be about ten years older than Kylo Ren, a.k.a. Ben Solo. Both actors are the same age, but playing their respective character's ages on-screen. See more »

Goofs

Han and Rey talk about how quickly the Millennium Falcon can make the Kessel Run. Rey thought that it managed it in 14 parsecs and Han corrects her to 12. In fact, a parsec is a unit of distance equal to approximately 31 trillion kilometers, and not a measure of time. The Kessel Run is actually a smugglers route with a distance of 18 parsecs, for the sake of avoiding imperial checkpoints. Han managed to shorten the route in distance down to 12 parsecs risking getting caught. 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 »


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Han and Leia
Written by John Williams
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Like watching a potato boil for 2 hours
24 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

Commercial campaign for this movie: 10/10, the problem with this movie is that it's a 4/10 at best, and very boring. Everything except for seeing Han Solo and princess Leia is insipid. Almost the entire plot is revealed from the start, character development doesn't happen (that too is spoiled from the start by revealing too much). The main characters are probably the worst, no sort of character development, the woman knows everything and does everything, because she prayed to feminism or something, the black guy's character is suppose to be indoctrinated and trained from childhood and then he turns traitor after the first battle because of the "horror" and then goes on happily killing his former comrades (*not a spoiler since it's in the trailers that he turns traitor). The main bad guy isn't as horrible but not something to impress or inspire either, and all of these new actors are ugly or average looking at best. The plot is very poorly written, it's like a small kid wrote it, it's as realistic as if you go to the USA, capture an army captain and he can then, ALONE, give you the codes to the nuclear rockets and at the same time fire them, ALONE. Boring, stupid and lazy plot, a lot copied from episode 4 but in a boring way. Like watching a potato boil for 2 hours, I had no attachment for the characters, for the "good guys" (none of them is played by a non-Jew white actor) or "bad guys" (you guessed it, all of them are white guys), so if you're a white-hating liberal feminist that likes to lie to themselves and would like to watch a movie as insipid and dumb as your political views, this is the movie for you.


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