PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
As BB-8 flees the massacre of the Jakku village near the beginning of the film, a very obvious puppet alien pops its head out of the sand to look at him. According to J.J. Abrams, everyone knew how bad it looked, but decided to keep it in anyway, because they ... ...
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 ...
Han calls Kylo Ren "Ben". Confusion arises because in the Star Wars universe before this movie as released in the tie-in books Ben is the name of Luke's son. Han and Leia gave birth to "Jacen", Jaina" and Anakin".
This was true only until Disney abandoned the Extended Universe as canon. Han's children were Jacen, Jaina and Anakin and Luke's son was Ben in the expanded universe. The Expanded Universe is no longer considered canon to the Star Wars universe as it applies to these movies.
It could in fact be argued that the "Ben" name was used as a nod to the now non-canon EU.
The stars that form the backdrop for the end credits are exactly the same stars as in the beginning of the movie.
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