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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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Coming to your galaxy this winter. 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

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

J.J. Abrams revealed to Empire Magazine that Kylo Ren is not actually a Sith. This makes sense since "The Rule of the Two" ends when Vader and Sidious met their demise on the Second Death Star. See more »

Goofs

During Finn and Kylo Ren's light saber battle, there is a shot where Finn lunges at and misses Ren while swinging wildly. Ren dodges easily and twirls his saber confidently. When he first begins the twirl, the light saber is going in a clockwise direction from his head down, but in the immediate cut the saber is going upwards in a counterclockwise direction. 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

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Soundtracks

Dobra Doompa
Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and J.J. Abrams
Produced and Performed by Shag Kava
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The force isn't with the writers
3 January 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a prime example of a modern movie with stunning visuals but lame writing ...not a bad way to kill a few hours whilst stuffing your face with popcorn and playing with your phone but overhaul the story had to many stupid moments that you'd have to be utterly mindless to forgive.

There's also nothing new here and the dark side are making the same stupid mistakes they were making 30 years ago. It's almost like a remake or homage to the original films.

The two main good characters are awfully skilled in lightsaber fighting and/or using the force considering they didn't even have a clue twenty minutes earlier and had no training in either. The main bad guy despite having training from the dark side appears average against the two nobody's who suddenly have discovered their remarkable skill.

Eye candy not brain candy. It's mindless fun but too mindless...more brain dead...leaving the intelligent member's of the audience thinking, what?


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