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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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Storyline

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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Box Office

Budget:

$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

In October 2013 cinematographer Dan Mindel announced that, unlike the prequel trilogy, he and J.J. Abrams would shoot primarily on 35mm film to more closely match the visual aesthetic of the original trilogy. Initially Mindel had hoped to use IMAX 65mm film for most of the feature, but later said they opted for 35mm due to the cumbersome weight and noise problems with IMAX cameras. Ultimately, only one five-minute sequence (Rey and Finn's escape from Jakku in the Millennium Falcon) was shot in IMAX 65mm. See more »

Goofs

In the section of the film set on the planet Takodana, Finn is given a blaster from Han Solo. Finn is seen carrying the weapon with him at all times leading up to the scene where Maz Kanata gives Luke Skywalker's lightsaber to Finn in order to deliver it to Rey. In this scene, the blaster can still be seen strapped to his back. However, in the next sequence, as the characters escape from the rubble of the cantina, Finn emerges with no blaster and only the lightsaber. He then turns to Maz and complains about needing a weapon, to which she implies the lightsaber is all he really needs. But what happened to the blaster? 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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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

Featured in Pinewood: 80 Years of Movie Magic (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Han and Leia
Written by John Williams
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What the Actual F.CK
12 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

So.... um. Firstly i want my money back. OK let me break down my EXACT feeling through the movie...

So it started off with a big nostalgic title STAR WARS EPISODE VII with its summary i felt pretty good, it was nostalgic and classic and i had no complaints or whatsoever and the movie began. it looked promising so i kept watching with high hopes and expectations (Im not gonna put the ACTUAL parts of the movie since i don't wanna give spoilers in case you wanna watch this abomination) and stuff happened droid ran with info of new and huge Death star (So far i was like 'okay i'll overlook that') and the environment was nice and kinda nostalgic but after a little bit i was like 'well this is kinda getting bad' , after a bit more later 'wat?' and really funky stuff started to happen i went 'this is awful, is this an attempt to make a remake or sequel?, either way it failed miserably' and closing down to 'final' act i was like 'please just end it or kill me' and after wards the movie ended and i woke up on my bed... nope sadly no.

A more short and accurate version of my opinion would be: It tried to milk the fan base of the old movies, its pretty much a lousy and awful recap of episode IV and V. It tried make people feel see the movie as good by making them feel nostalgic, f.cked up the old characters(In a really dumb Way) and the ending was RIDICULOUS.

This movie is just..... No Don't COME NEAR IT


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