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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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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

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$245,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£34,011,849 (UK) (20 December 2015)

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

J.J. Abrams is the only director so far who has directed a Mission: Impossible, Star Trek, and Star Wars film. See more »

Goofs

Han calls Kylo Ren "Ben". Confusion arises because in the Star Wars universe before this movie as released in the tie-in books Ben is the name of Luke's son. Han and Leia gave birth to "Jacen", Jaina" and Anakin".

This was true only until Disney abandoned the Extended Universe as canon. Han's children were Jacen, Jaina and Anakin and Luke's son was Ben in the expanded universe. The Expanded Universe is no longer considered canon to the Star Wars universe as it applies to these movies.

It could in fact be argued that the "Ben" name was used as a nod to the now non-canon EU. 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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Incredibly over-hyped, low iQ movie.
18 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

Spoilers follow: I've watched Star Wars 4-6 and I've enjoyed it tremendously.

This movie simply has too many plot holes.

For example: Why would the First Order rehash a bigger Death Star with exactly the same flaw as the original two. Is the First order incapable of learning from mistakes, or inventing anything new? Its laughably bad. Was it the directors intention to make the First Order look stupid and incompetent? They succeeded.

How is it Rey can pilot the Milennium Falcon with no training. Are the laws of common sense not applicable in this movie? I thought Star Wars tried to make everything believable and down-to-earth. Here...not so.

Why is Han Solo wearing the same thing as 30 years back. Doesn't the writer have any imagination that he could possibly be wearing something different--or be doing something different. This is zero imagination to the extreme.

Why would the First Order desperately try to find Luke. Is the First Order so incompetent that the capability to destroy planet is not enough advantage against the resistance. Again it shows the First Order incredibly dumb. Transformers had better villains than this.

Where is the dialogue which drives the story. Nobody seemed to say anything remotely interesting or meaningful? How was this script approved> To summarize, no matter how much money this makes, its clearly a product of hype--not a good story, nor good direction. This feels like a poor imitation of a great product. Incredible waste.


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