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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Star Wars: Episode 7 - The Force Awakens  »

Box Office

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$245,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$936,627,416 (USA) (20 May 2016)
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Trivia

James McAvoy and Chiwetel Ejiofor were considered for the part of Poe Dameron. See more »

Goofs

After arriving in Takodana, when Han Solo turns around to ask Chewbacca to check out the Millennium Falcon, Han's left hand is resting on the hip. In the next shot, the hand is withdrawn from the hip and a second later, in the next shot, the hand is back on the hip. 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 Robot Chicken: Victoria's Secret of NIMH (2014) See more »

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Dobra Doompa
Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and J.J. Abrams
Produced and Performed by Shag Kava
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10 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

This film has four layers 1. Beautiful visuals, the outer layer 2. Nostalgia 3. Cheesy jokes and predictable action 4. Emptiness, there's no weight to any of it, no atmosphere

Don't get me wrong I don't think it's a one out of ten but it does not deserve to be ahead of films like the hateful eight and I feel bad for all the money Disney has managed to make for nothing original, I was looking forward to it, but was so disappointed, there are plot holes everywhere that make you escape from the movie because you don't believe any of it, and everything is made overly dramatic without any subtly so it just makes you cringe instead, there are no New ideas and they make the galaxy feel as if it's the size of a small town rather than that feeling of endlessness you get from the originals, the first half was better but the second half is so predictable, I liked Kylo ren and hope snoke is not just emperor 2.0 but the plot was far-fetched and the cheesy jokes felt awkward and cringe worthy like in a marvel movie but those jokes have more place in them


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