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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 Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Stormtrooper defector Finn and the scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker.

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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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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence | See all certifications »

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18 December 2015 (USA)  »

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$245,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$247,966,675, 20 December 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$936,662,225

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,068,178,225
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

After being released, the second teaser trailer reached more than twenty million views on YouTube in less than twenty-four hours. See more »

Goofs

Rey repairs parts of the Millennium Falcon, ripping an electrical device apart. In one shot, she is showing it with the cables hanging loose down that device. In the next shot back to Rey, the device is now a little bigger and the cables are gone from the same view. See more »

Quotes

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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 »

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Referenced in Star Wars: Slight Ticket Malfunction (2015) See more »

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Torn Apart
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Repetitive
7 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

I've seen a discrepancy between the grade of 8.4 and the mass of bad reviews but still decided to go and watch it. Should have donated to wikipedia instead. Just trust those who tell it feels like a weak remake. There are almost no new ideas here just the same rehash of the good ideas and visually very similar shots from the first two films which becomes now a cliché. Bad father - good son or vice versa, death star but bigger, scenes in an alien pub, scenes in the desert, scenes in the mountain terrain with snow. Lots of explosions and flying, special effects OK as usual. Very few jokes, one or two good ones. The acting is wooden. All the gender, race issues checked in but with weak acting do not look believable. There is something fishy with the 8.4 grade, even assuming the wave of fans. Mechanical turk?


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