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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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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... 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: 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

The droid props in this film are produced by Lee Towersey and Oliver Steeples, who were members of the R2-D2 Builders Club. Their involvement began following Kathleen Kennedy coming across their work at Celebration Europe. They were subsequently contacted by Executive Producer Jason D. McGatlin, who contracted them into the Creature Effects team. See more »

Goofs

At 1:40:17 into the film (DVD version), they state that the weapon (Starkiller base) will be charged in 15 minutes. At 1:56:57, they state that the weapon will be charged in 30 seconds... more that 16 1/2 minutes later. 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

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Connections

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Soundtracks

On the Inside
Written by John Williams
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Basically a reboot, not a new film.
10 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

Right I have seen tons of reports in the new and on social media saying this is awesome, its wonderful, its brilliant. We it's none of the above.

What it is, is basically a Star Wars Episode IV reboot.

Rey is Luke. Finn is Han. Kylo Ren is Darth Vader. The Death Star is the Death Star only bigger. Han is Obi Wan (once you have seen the film you will know what I mean). BB-8 is R2D2. The final Battle is a replay of the final battle in Episode IV.

I have seen some damn lazy writing in my time but this takes the biscuit. It's the 70's script with a few tweaks. I was exited for the new film, I took a day out and went to my local city to see it. While it is beautiful to watch, I felt so totally cheated when I came out of the cinema. It's just a rehash of the 70's film with shinier toys and a bigger special effects budget.

Basically it's a lesson on how to con millions out of your fan base.

We were promissed something new. They lied, there is nothing NEW in this film.


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