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
Han talking about Luke and his disappearance and that he had heard a rumor that Luke had went off in search for the first Jedi Temple is a nod to the original draft of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) by Leigh Brackett. Luke learns he has a sister called Nellith and that she had been taken to the other side of the galaxy to be trained as a Jedi and that the sequel trilogy would be about Luke's search for Nellith. However, when George Lucas rewrote the screenplay, and then made Leia into Luke's sister for Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), this idea was dropped. See more »
Based on how the Millennium Falcon's gun turret and gunner's seat is shown, there is no way the blast that immobilized the turret in the Jakku escape scene didn't harm Finn, sitting less than a meter away from the impact in the gunner's seat. See more »
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.
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.
Well, she certainly is that.
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The stars that form the backdrop for the end credits are exactly the same stars as in the beginning of the movie. See more »
IMAX releases presented the five-minute sequence in which Rey and Finn escape Jakku in the Millennium Falcon (which was shot with IMAX 70mm cameras) in an opened aspect ratio compared to the rest of the film. See more »
Written by Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda
Performed by Linkin Park
Produced by Mike Shinoda and Rick Rubin See more »
Perhaps I am not the biggest Star Wars film fan out there? I didn't have a father to take me to watch the original when it was released (and was probably not born yet). This film was not terrible exciting. It is probably better if you associate nostalgia with it. I am sure though that they gave character development short shrift.
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