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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)  »

Also Known As:

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens  »

Box Office

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$245,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$247,966,675 (USA) (18 December 2015)

Gross:

$936,627,416 (USA) (20 May 2016)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

George Lucas, while maintaining that he was at peace relinquishing his material, admitted to having mixed feelings before seeing the film, likening the experience to attending an ex-wife's wedding. See more »

Goofs

Han and Rey talk about how quickly the Millennium Falcon can make the Kessel Run. Rey thought that it managed it in 14 parsecs and Han corrects her to 12. In fact, a parsec is a unit of distance equal to approximately 31 trillion kilometers, and not a measure of time. The Kessel Run is actually a smugglers route with a distance of 18 parsecs, for the sake of avoiding imperial checkpoints. Han managed to shorten the route in distance down to 12 parsecs risking getting caught. 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 stars that form the backdrop for the end credits are exactly the same stars as in the beginning of the movie. See more »


Soundtracks

Farewell and the Trip
Written by John Williams
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Strange case of deja vu!
30 January 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Unoriginal plot, characters, planets, space fighters, weapons, script ........ This movie makes the prequels look stunningly good.

You have already seen this movie before - in 1977! The original was enjoyable, this unfortunately is a predictable yawner. I actually fell asleep a various points because I knew that I wouldn't miss much.

It's tragic that this reboot has been wasted when both Rey and Finn pull off relatively good performances even if we have seen their characters before.

This is targeted at youth under 20. A re-introduction to Star Wars that will sadden and disappoint most die-hard fans.

If your over 20 years of age save your money and go see something else.

PS - Jurassic World suffers the same fate!


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