Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

The story picks up 30 years after the return of the Jedi.

Overall B+

A long, long time ago (about 1977), in a galaxy far away (actually Hollywood), the Star Wars Franchise was born. Now a new chapter introduces a resistance fighter (Oscar Isaac), a Storm Trooper defector (John Boyega), a young scavenger (Daisy Ridley), and a Darth Vader inspired villain (Adam Driver).

Violence C-
Sexual Content A
Profanity B+
Substance Use A-

Why is Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens PG-13 for sci-fi action violence.

Run Time: 135 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens rated PG-13? Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sci-fi action violence.

Violence: Frequent scenes depict battles and countless characters being shot with various fantastical weapons—many shootings take place on screen. Characters are injured with light sabers, and one is impaled with the weapon and killed. Most of the depictions of injuries and fatalities are quite sanitized, but one scene does depict blood. Grotesque monsters chase people, and the beasts devour a character. Various inhabited planets are destroyed—we briefly see the people recognizing their fate and then see the world disintegrating.

Sexual Content: A couple discuss their child—it is unknown if they are married. Otherwise no sexual content is noted. Men and women embrace and kiss.

Language: A mild profanity is used twice.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A scene takes place in a pub/bar like setting—while no drunkenness is depicted, it is assumed some sort inebriating liquid is being served.

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Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence.
Alberta PG Violence.
Manitoba PG Not Recommeded for Young Children, Violence.
Ontario PG Violence, Some Scary Sceens.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens is directed by J.J. Abrams and stars Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens movie is April 5, 2016. Here are some details…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens releases to home video on April 5, 2016. Bonus extras include:
- Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey – For the first time, discover the complete story behind the making of The Force Awakens, revealed through in-depth footage and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers in this feature documentary.
- The Story Awakens: The Table Read – Cast members familiar and new reflect on the memorable day they all first came together to read the movie’s script.
-  Building BB-8 – See how the filmmakers brought the newest droid to the screen, creating an instant fan favorite in the Star Wars universe.
- Crafting Creatures – Watch movie magic as the filmmakers bring a cast of new creatures to life.
- Blueprint of a Battle: The Snow Fight – Go deeper into the epic, climactic lightsaber battle between Rey and Kylo Ren.
-  John Williams: The Seventh Symphony – The legendary composer shares personal insights of his work on Star Wars and The Force Awakens.
- ILM: The Visual Magic of The Force – An insider’s look into the remarkable digital artistry of the movie’s visual effects.
- Force For Change – Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. See how the Star Wars: Force for Change initiative has united Star Wars fans all over the globe to help others.
- Deleted Scenes

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