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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 spare parts 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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The force is calling to you. Just let it in. 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 Episode VII: The Force Awakens  »

Box Office

Budget:

$245,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£34,011,849 (UK) (20 December 2015)

Gross:

$936,662,225 (USA)
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The name Kylo Ren is almost exactly the same as "Kybo Ren", a pirate character who was one of the main villains in Star Wars: Droids (1985). The name "Finn" was used for many different Star Wars characters before this movie, both male and female, including both a Weequay pirate (Finn Tegotash) and a Twi'Lek Jedi (Finn Ertay) in Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008), Finn Galfridian, the lead character in the Dark Horse comics series "Star Wars: Invasion", a Sith Master in the anthology comic book series "Star Wars Tales", a Galactic Republic soldier in Star Wars: The Old Republic (2011), Finn Shallo, a non-player character in Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided (2003), and various one-off characters in other young adult novels and Marvel and Dark Horse comics. See more »

Goofs

While Rey's fixing the motivator, when Finn asks her if she wants to go back to Jakku because of family or a cute boyfriend, Finn's kneeling on his hands and knees, but in the next shot he's not, just as Rey tells him it's none of his business. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Starcrash (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Rey's Theme
Written by John Williams
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Lacks imagination
18 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

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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