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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  »

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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

Gary Oldman auditioned for the role that went to Max von Sydow. This is the second time he was considered for a part in a Star Wars film, as he was approached to voice General Grievous in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005). See more »

Goofs

After Kylo Ren uses the Force to lift Rey and slam her into a tree Finn kneels beside her. When Ren calls Finn a traitor, Finn turns to his right and starts to stand up, but in the next shot Finn has stood up by turning to his left. See more »

Quotes

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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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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 »


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Maz's Counsel
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The Force Awakens
26 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

The Force Awakens is the Seventh Star Wars film directed by J.J. Abrams and stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, and Harrison Ford. The film was mass distributed by the Disney Corporation and produced by Lucasfilm, being labeled as a Sci-Fi Action Adventure. I actually own the film and would be glad to document my opinions and observations just for you.

The Force Awakens is set a full generation after the events in Return of the Jedi. Rey (Daisy Ridley) is a lonely scavenger selling for scraps for a living on Jakku. On the other side of powers, Finn (John Boyega) is a storm-trooper looking to escape from the First Order with the help of Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac). Their fates coerce and try to take on the First Order run by Kylo Ren (Adam Driver).

Characters in The Force Awakens are mostly good ones. You can call Rey a "Mary Sue", but Daisy's performance really makes up for what could be an underwritten character. The movie has a lot of characters and is a lot of fun but they don't balance out easily. Some like Captain Phasma look interesting, but she does next to nothing in terms of plot and character development. But overall, most of the performances are great and give the film a lot of levity, unlike *Cough* Rogue One *Cough*.

There was a lot I liked here. There is a lot of grand set pieces that really give the film huge scale. Even the visual effects by ILM looked amazing as well. And overall, The Force Awakens is a huge amount of fun. The plot is a rehash of A New Hope, but as they say "If it isn't broke, don't fix it", even if there are elements of Empire thrown in.

Themes of The Force Awakens include Family, Fate, and Coincidence. Since Rey has the Force, it is only known that she should discover the full extent of her powers, which is implied at the end. Family plays a big role in the Star Wars universe. And this trend continues with Han and Leia's son being the leader of The First Order.

This film has reached more than a seventh of the world. It has most certainly found its audiences. General audiences would like this film. Star Wars fans certainly would. Depending on how you see the plot, it could go any way.


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