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Release Date:
18 December 2015 (USA) See more »
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Every generation has a story. See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 62 wins & 97 nominations See more »
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Lacks imagination See more (4059 total) »


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Also Known As:
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" - (alternative title), International (English title) (imdb display title)
"Star Wars: Awakening of Force" - Japan (English title) (literal English title)
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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence
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136 min
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Trivia:
On May 22, 2013, Conan O'Brien requested of J.J. Abrams to work the line "Jub jub" (first used by Conan as the name of Aunt Selma's pet iguana on "The Simpsons" (1989)) into the movie when Abrams was a guest on Conan's talk show. Abrams agreed, and the line "Jub jub" is said by Teedo as he moves away from Rey and BB-8 on his luggabeast.See more »
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Continuity: After the Quad Jumper blows up, when Rey, Finn, and BB-8 run to the "garbage" they're running quickly toward the Falcon's forward side - note the cockpit, with its entry ramp lowered and nothing blocking its way, but in the next closeup they're all running from the rear of the Falcon before they rush up its entry ramp.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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Soundtrack:
Jabba FlowSee more »

1051 out of 1663 people found the following review useful.
Lacks imagination, 18 December 2015
Author: imdboudewijn

Star Wars to me has always been about imagination.

There's a lot that has been said about George Lucas in the last forty years, but there's one thing that can't be denied: he had imagination.

JJ Abrams however does not and it shows in The Force Awakens. Besides the plot, which isn't original to say the least and has a lot of questionable elements, the visual design is very bland and derivative. The actual look and feel of the film reminds more of JJ's Star Trek films than of the original Star Wars trilogy, although luckily there are only a handful of lens flares to be seen.

Even the music sounds uninspired. Which is a shame since the music was always one of the strongest parts of Star Wars.

All in all it's an extremely average film, which would have been fine if it wasn't Star Wars. Star Wars is about pushing the limits and the only thing that was pushed here is your hype button.

The prequel trilogy was a misstep in a lot of aspects, but at least George tried to innovate and create something new. The Force Awakens however is a big step backwards.

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