Star Wars

Star Wars

Episode VII, The Force Awakens

DVD - 2016
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As Kylo Ren and the sinister First Order rise from the ashes of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is missing when the galaxy needs him most. It's up to Rey, a desert scavenger, and Finn, a defecting stormtrooper, to join forces with Han Solo and Chewbacca in a desperate search for the one hope of restoring peace to the galaxy.

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orange_owl_449
Aug 05, 2017

this movie was a remake of a new hope. so there's the bad guys...blah blah blah then there's the good guys blah blah blah!! then the good guys blow up the imperial base BOOM! BANG! KA-POW! same as a new hope. still...it's a pretty good movie except for the plot. I think rogue one is a lot better then the force awakens.

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isaachar
Jul 25, 2017

When I first saw this movie, I fell in with the hype train along with everyone else. The same thing happened when I first saw each of the three prequels. Anyone who is a fan of the original trilogy is likely going to be so hungry for more SW so anything seems great. But much like the prequels, once you go back and watch, you notice the flaws. Don't get me wrong, this isn't anywhere near as bad as the first two prequels (the third, for all its flaws, was still pretty good. Too bad Lukas didn't start at that point!), it's not great. It suffers from a bad case of J.J. Abrams. The story doesn't answer any questions the audience has, and worst, asks a lot more questions to be answered down the line. Essentially, it's LOST. The story needed to spell out what happened to the Empire and the Rebellion. It needed to tell us what happened to Luke, Leia and the gang. We get glimpses of what they are currently doing, but little on what happened after ESB. That's not good storytelling when you're making a sequel. Maybe if the new story were set hundreds of years after the original (ala Sanderson's Mistborn trilogies), that would be understandable. Not while most of the original characters are still alive and active.

Aside from that, it was still a good movie. The stories of Finn, Rey and Poe are enjoyable to watch (even if their backstories start and end with blanks), and they all have good chemistry interacting. With Rey we get another female hero who doesn't need rescuing. In Finn we get a rogue character looking to change his ways after experiencing a moral enlightenment. In Poe we get,...um, a really good starfighter? In Kylo we get a 'young Anakin' disturbed, fit throwing villain. What we don't get is to find out what or who was the awakening referring to? Or whether both Rey and Finn are both force sensitive or just Rey (Kylo sensed him in the force twice before being aware he defected, and Finn briefly held him in the lighsaber duel)?

A really good SW movie. Not as amazing as the original trilogy, but better than Ep1 or 2,
probably equal to Ep3 and not quite as good as Rogue One.

This was probably the worst Star Wars movie yet. What a terrible ending! I hope the will do a better job with the next movie coming out: Star Wars Episode 8 The Last Jedi.

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Sith101
Dec 27, 2016

In my opinion there were better stories to make a new Star Wars movie from the expanded universe books. This movie seemed rushed and gave the same plot line as episode 4 A New Hope. The new villain Kylo Ren was a horrible joke looked like a Sith Jonas brother. Carrie Fisher seemed wooden as older feisty Princess Leia devoid of any life. Harrison Ford and Anthony Daniels did a good job back in their characters. I think it was bad judgment to kill off Han Solo so soon. Also after Han Solo's death there was no remorse it was like oh well. This movie to me just felt like a rushed cash grab by Disney who now destroyed the Star Wars expanded universe and some very good reading fodder for children with imagination. Star Wars should have died with the end of the prequels.

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Kl├╝gerKater
Dec 18, 2016

This was an amazing movie, and truly rekindled that childhood nostalgia of the first time I watched Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope! Kylo Ren, although a little whiny and resembling a hormone-ridden teenager a little too much to be an actual Sith Lord, was still cool, and partially filled the void left by the death of Darth Vader. Perhaps more memorable were the other characters such as Han, Chewie, Rey, and the other rebels, both old and new. The special effects, acting, dialogue (minus the cheesy puns), and the twist and turns of the overall adventure were also very enjoyable. Plus, the true identity and back-story concerning Supreme Leader Snoke still has me biting my nails and pacing the floor over the continuation of the story. However, without completely nerding out, and causing a ravenous back-and-forth in this comment section, I have but only two issues with the film:

1. Rey's innate ability to summon Jedi powers to defeat a far more powerful and well-trained Sith with ease. The acquiring of such powers demands years of rigorous discipline and training for Jedi to even remotely reach this state of control, let alone wield a light saber like a master and manipulate the minds of other sentient beings. Yet somehow Rey is immune to this reality.

2. The plot veered far too close to that of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, in that Rouge Squadron must again navigate their X-Wings into a Death Star-like structure before it reaches a point by which it can destroy the Rebel Insurgence. This was simply too similar to the original film for me; I was really expecting something much more novel and unexpected. I mean, we have an entire galaxy full of bad guys, countless worlds inhabited by exotic alien species, the deep coffers of Disney, and the creative genius of JJ Abrams--just a though though.

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green_dog_9753
Nov 01, 2016

Great movie I would reccomend waching this.

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L97
Aug 22, 2016

Heavily based on Star Wars The New Hope. Lacked creativity, but over all a fun family movie.

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Tabaqui
Aug 21, 2016

I thought they did a good job with this movie. The storyline was different than the other six movies, and the characters were similar in some ways, but unique in most. Yes, Kylo Ren does wear a mask, but unlike Darth Vader, he can take it off, and it is not keeping him alive. The part I disliked most about the movie was the inclusion of the old characters. Carrie Fisher just doesn't look like Leia anymore, Harrison Ford virtually has wrinkles on his wrinkles, and Mark Hamill just looks creepy! Honestly, if you are getting second billing in the movie credits, you should be doing more than staring at Rey for, what, thirty seconds? How long does THAT take, even?! Still, I enjoyed it overall. Who couldn't like Star Wars, anyway

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StarLord21
Jun 10, 2016

This was not as good as the media made it out to be. This movie is just regurgitated story material from the classic movies with only a few new characters to make it seem original. I have to say just because Rey is a Skywalker does not mean she should be automatically good with the force or lightsabers. Because Luke and Anakin weren't, they had to have training. Leia wasn't even adept to the Force. Finn is annoying with his lame puns. Not to mention the lame Darth Vader wannabe Kylo Ren's hissy fits. I would go further into why it's so bad but I don't want to spoil it for viewers who want to make up your own mind. I gave it 2 stars because it was cool to see Han Solo, Chewbacca, R2-D2 and C3-P0 for nostalgia's sake.

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papagator
May 12, 2016

I like the action in most of these films, but this did resemble a storyline we have seen several times in various movies to include one of it's own. Throw in a few new aliens, make things a little bigger, recall how bad the storm troopers can't hit the broad side of a barn, add a secret we must all wait for with bated breath and there you have it. However, it's just entertaining enough to watch through curiosity.

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blue_dog_29113
Mar 23, 2016

Rey: [Trying to use the Force to compel the guard] You will remove these restraints and leave this cell with the door open.
Stormtrooper JB-007: What did you say?
Rey: You will remove these restraints and leave this cell with the door open.
Stormtrooper JB-007: I will tighten these restraints, scavenger scum!
Rey: [Concentrating harder] You will remove these restraints and leave this cell with the door open.
Stormtrooper JB-007: I will remove these restraints and leave this cell with the door open.
[he does so]
Rey: And you will drop your weapon.
Stormtrooper JB-007: And I'll drop my weapon.

Rey: [to Kylo Ren] You... you're afraid... that you will never be as strong as Darth Vader!

Maz Kanata: Han Solo! Where's my boyfriend?
Han Solo: Chewie's working on the ship.
Maz Kanata: I like that Wookiee.

Finn: Hey, Solo. I'm not sure what we're walking into here...
Han Solo: Did you just call me "Solo"?

Chewbacca: [growls]
Han Solo: Oh really, you're cold

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