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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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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... 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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Star Wars: The Force Awakens  »

Box Office

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$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

On January 6, 2016 it surpassed Avatar (2009)'s $760 million gross to become the highest grossing film ever in North America unadjusted for inflation. This marked the first time the domestic record has been held by a sequel, every prior film to set the record was either the first film of a series or a standalone film. It is also the first domestic record holder to not receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture since the establishment of the award. The past record holders are The Birth of a Nation (1915), Gone with the Wind (1939), The Sound of Music (1965), The Godfather (1972), Jaws (1975), Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Titanic (1997), and Avatar. See more »

Goofs

Han Solo says that he wasn't sure that the Jedi were real, but that it was all true, or something similar. However, he was alive during the events of episodes 1-3, so he should have been aware of them, and of what they were capable of. So for him to say that he didn't believe in them, we would have to accept that he had his head in the sand for nearly 20 years. However, in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Solo specifically says "Kid, I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other, and I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen *anything* to make me believe that there's one all-powerful Force controlling everything. 'Cause no mystical energy field controls *my* destiny. It's all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense", making it clear that, while Solo may have been alive during the events of Episodes I through III, at least as late as the beginning of Episode IV, he didn't believe in the Force or the Jedi. Of course, his opinion has changed by the end of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. 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 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) See more »

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Rey Meets BB-8
Written by John Williams
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Poor script and no plot
31 January 2016 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

First review ever but I feel compelled to write after watching this movie last night. No spoilers in the review below.

The script was poor, too many attempts at one liners that fell flat. Many of the lines delivered by the female lead in a deadpan manner.

There was no plot at all. The director of the movie has crammed many scenes but they are too brief and no tension is allowed to build. Every thing achieved by the Alliance seemed all too easy.

Finn, Poe and BB8 were all pretty good and made the best of what they were given in the movie.

Action is important in a Star Wars movie but it should not be the only feature.


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