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* ArtisticLicensePhysics:
** The Republic cruiser manages to get just out of effective range of the First Order flagship's weapons, and then the two ships ''match velocities'' for a large chunk of the movie, rather than constantly accelerating as they would in RealLife.
** The shots fired by the flagship's weapons visibly ''arc downwards'' as they fly towards the Republic cruiser, to evoke the image of artillery shells. But both ships are in deep space; there is no reason for the shots to fly in anything other than a straight line.

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics:
** The Republic cruiser manages to get just out of effective range of the First Order flagship's weapons, and then the two ships ''match velocities'' for a large chunk of the movie, rather than constantly accelerating as they would in RealLife.
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ArtisticLicensePhysics: The shots fired by the flagship's weapons visibly ''arc downwards'' as they fly towards the Republic cruiser, to evoke the image of artillery shells. But both ships are in deep space; there is no reason for the shots to fly in anything other than a straight line.


** During the Battle of D'Qar, the First Order forgets (or simply neglects) to deploy fighters to protect its dreadnought. This allows Poe to get close to it and destroy its point defense systems, paving the way for the Resistance bombers to finish the job. This is even lampshaded by the dreadnought captain himself. During the same battle, the Resistance flies their bombers in close proximity to one another, like in early UsefulNotes/WW2 plane formations. This backfires when a good portion of their bomber fleet is destroyed by debris from ''another bomber that was destroyed due to enemy fire''.
*** The bombers themselves are nearly a literal example. The scene was clearly a GeorgeLucasThrowback to various B-17 scenes from UsefulNotes/WorldWarII movies. But they're attempting to act it out using unguided gravity-dropped bombs ''against a ship in space'', instead of the more sensible missiles used against capital ships by small craft in previous films and side stories. Unsurprisingly the entire fleet is wiped out in the process. (That said, the Visual Dictionary indicates that the bombers launch the bombs relative downward, and momentum does the rest in space; and that a single bomber is able to destroy a dreadnought implies the yield of a payload is much higher than earlier fighter generations.) In a kind of irony, the Resistance's own lack of fighters to properly cover their bombers is what leads to them clustering, which is what leads to the chain reaction that wipes them out.

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** During the Battle of D'Qar, the First Order forgets (or simply neglects) to deploy fighters to protect its dreadnought.Dreadnought. This allows Poe to get close to it and destroy its point defense systems, paving the way for the Resistance bombers to finish the job. This is even lampshaded by the dreadnought Dreadnought captain himself. himself.
*** The Dreadnought could've really ended the movie from the get-go by wiping out the orbiting Resistance fleet first instead of the nearly-evacuated base on D'Qar's surface, but it doesn't happen, and allows the entire plot to unfold.
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During the same battle, the Resistance flies their bombers in close proximity to one another, like in early UsefulNotes/WW2 plane formations. This backfires when a good portion of their bomber fleet is destroyed by debris from ''another bomber that was destroyed due to enemy fire''.
*** The Resistance bombers themselves are nearly a literal example. The scene was clearly a GeorgeLucasThrowback to various B-17 scenes from UsefulNotes/WorldWarII movies. But they're attempting to act it out using unguided gravity-dropped bombs ''against a ship in space'', instead of the more sensible missiles used against capital ships by small craft in previous films and side stories. Unsurprisingly the entire fleet is wiped out in the process. (That said, the Visual Dictionary indicates that the bombers launch the bombs relative downward, and momentum does the rest in space; and that a single bomber is able to destroy a dreadnought implies the yield of a payload is much higher than earlier fighter generations.) In a kind of irony, the Resistance's own lack of fighters to properly cover their bombers is what leads to them clustering, which is what leads to the chain reaction that wipes them out.


* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler: Luke does this at the end because his astral projection power drains too much of his life energy. Like Obi Wan and Yoda, he vanishes into thin air.]]

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler: Luke does this at the end because his astral projection power drains too much of his life energy. Like Obi Wan and Yoda, he vanishes into thin air.]]


* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence[[spoiler: Luke does this at the end because his astral projection power drains too much of his life energy. Like Obi Wan and Yoda, he vanishes into thin air.]]

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence[[spoiler: AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler: Luke does this at the end because his astral projection power drains too much of his life energy. Like Obi Wan and Yoda, he vanishes into thin air.]]

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence[[spoiler: Luke does this at the end because his astral projection power drains too much of his life energy. Like Obi Wan and Yoda, he vanishes into thin air.]]


* TheReveal:
** The official synopsis suggests that we're going to learn something about the nature of the Force that will change everything.
** Rey and Kylo Ren's bond throughout the movie exists for a reason. It was made by Snoke for the purpose of leading the First Order to Luke Skywalker.

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* TheReveal:
** The official synopsis suggests that we're going to learn something about the nature of the Force that will change everything.
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TheReveal: Rey and Kylo Ren's bond throughout the movie exists for a reason. It was made by Snoke for the purpose of leading the First Order to Luke Skywalker.

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* MookChivalry: When Snoke's Praetorian Guards fight Rey and Kylo, many of them spin away after one move for no reason except to prevent Rey and Kylo from facing too many opponents at once.

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* ComicBookAdaptation:
** Gary Whitta wrote a six-issue one for Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}}.
** Alessandro Ferrari wrote a graphic novel aimed at children for Creator/IDWPublishing.


* SpoilerCover: The back of the North American Blu-ray box features a large image of Luke and Kylo Ren's showdown. Not only that, it spoils that Luke "de-ages" himself for the apparent battle.

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* SpoilerCover: The back of the North American Blu-ray box features a large image of Luke and Kylo Ren's showdown. Not only that, it spoils that Luke "de-ages" himself for the apparent battle. The 4K version isn't much better, in which the back shows the scene where Rey and Kylo Ren team up against Snoke and his Praetorian Guards.


* BurnBabyBurn:
** A flashback shows the First Order and the Knights of Ren finishing off Luke Skywalker's school by lighting the building on fire.
** Luke plans to burn down the tree holding the sacred Jedi texts but hesitates. Yoda helps him out by bringing lightning down on the tree, igniting it.


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* LetThePastBurn:
** A flashback shows the First Order and the Knights of Ren finishing off Luke Skywalker's school by lighting the building on fire.
** Luke plans to burn down the tree holding the sacred Jedi texts but hesitates. Yoda helps him out by bringing lightning down on the tree, igniting it.


* CameraAbuse: Splatters of red salt end up on the screen when the fighters dash out to disable the blaster canon on Crait.

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* CameraAbuse: Splatters of red salt end up on the screen when the fighters dash out to disable the blaster canon cannon on Crait.



* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: The huge blaster canon on Crait features spinning elements.

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* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: The huge blaster canon cannon on Crait features spinning elements.



* LipLockSunBlock: After Rose saves Finn on Crait, she kisses him just as the First Order's ram canon breaks through the door of the rebel base, and the framing has their faces silhouetted right in front of the bright light of the resulting explosion.

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* LipLockSunBlock: After Rose saves Finn on Crait, she kisses him just as the First Order's ram canon cannon breaks through the door of the rebel base, and the framing has their faces silhouetted right in front of the bright light of the resulting explosion.


* AwesomeButImpractical: The Bombers that attacked the Dreadnaught may look cool and were designed intentionally as a callback to World War II but, in actuality, having slow moving ships that have to be directly above a target to fire on it is extremely impractical, given a single lightweight X-Wing was able to deal a good amount of damage to the same target.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: The Bombers that attacked attack the Dreadnaught Dreadnought may look cool and were designed intentionally as a callback to World War II but, II, but in actuality, actuality having slow moving slow-moving ships that have to be directly above a target to fire on it is extremely impractical, given a single lightweight X-Wing was able to deal a good amount of damage to the same target.

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