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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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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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

18 December 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens  »

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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

Max von Sydow (Lor San Tekka) played Ming the Merciless in Flash Gordon (1980). Flash Gordon (1936) was one of George Lucas's influences behind the Star Wars movies. Flash Gordon (1980) was released the same year as Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)) and in the 1970s, George Lucas wanted to remake Flash Gordon (1936), but instead he decided to make his own science fiction serial which became - Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). See more »

Goofs

When we see Starkiller Base from space, it appears to be a large man made object with the 'weapon' protruding from an opening. The surface is flat. When the 'weapon' is fired on the Republic and the general is speaking to his troops, we see snow capped mountains and when the weapon fires, we see trees surrounding the firing point.

Likewise when Hans, Chewie, Rey, and Finn attack Starkiller Base from the ground they are also in a forest like on a planet not an extremely large satellite. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Felicity Jones/Sturgill Simpson (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Rey Meets BB-8
Written by John Williams
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Frequently Asked Questions

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A lazy mess spray-painted gold and covered in sparkles.
26 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

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This film is a weak rehash of everything you have previously seen. If you have seen the previous trilogy you have already seen this film done far better. Poor writing all around. Underdeveloped characters and loads of deus ex machina. Lots of convenient and contrived plot points. Lots of recycling from previous films. This film relies entirely on the nostalgia of its viewers and fails to bring anything new or interesting.

Poor pacing. The film has a lot of action but not much breathing room or build up. You will find yourself wondering why you are supposed to care pretty often. Even when big moments happen they feel rushed and undercut by the need for the filmmakers to keep the train rolling to the next shot. About the only things this film pulls off well are the special effects and music. other than that it is not worth anyone's time.


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