Top 20 Star Wars The Force Awakens Movie Details

While searching the internet for Star Wars The Force Awakens movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

In The Force Awakens, the pieces on the Holo chess board are set in the same position they were in when Chewbacca and R2 stopped playing in a New Hope.

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Han Solo throws away his jacket while entering Starkiller base. When he leaves, Chewbacca hands him his jacket back. This was improvised by Chewbacca actor Joonas Suotamo.
In Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Han Solo throws away his jacket while entering Starkiller base. When he leaves, Chewbacca hands him his jacket back. This was improvised by Chewbacca actor Joonas Suotamo.

Trivia

I have collected all the famous movie trivia questions with answers from Reddit and other sources. They can be very useful in quizzes or games, or simply to learn more information. Most of the fun Star Wars The Force Awakens details are suitable for kids.

  1. A pink R2 unit can be seen on the resistance base with the designation R2-KT. The founder of the 501st fan organization created the droid to watch after his daughter "Katie" who had terminal brain cancer. The droid visits children's hospitals to this day.

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Rey's goggles are made from salvaged stormtrooper eyepieces.
    Rey's goggles are made from salvaged stormtrooper eyepieces.
  • 1 - After Rey accidentally opens the wrong door, Han Solo and Chewbacca are forced to run away from a Rathtar which is rolling down a hallway towards them. So what better musical cue to put in than the boulder roll sound from the iconic Raiders of the Lost Ark scene?
    After Rey accidentally opens the wrong door, Han Solo and Chewbacca are forced to run away from a Rathtar which is rolling down a hallway towards them. So what better musical cue to put in than the boulder roll sound from the iconic Raiders of the Lost Ark scene?
  • 1 - When Rey summons the lightsaber to her, the same music track is played as that of when Luke finds his dead aunt and uncle at the beginning of "A New Hope". This is meant to show Rey accepting what she must do and who she must become like how Luke did in ANH.
    When Rey summons the lightsaber to her, the same music track is played as that of when Luke finds his dead aunt and uncle at the beginning of "A New Hope". This is meant to show Rey accepting what she must do and who she must become like how Luke did in ANH.
  • 1 - Daniel Craig plays the stormtrooper who gets mind-tricked into letting Rey go.
    Daniel Craig plays the stormtrooper who gets mind-tricked into letting Rey go.

Hidden Details

When Poe Dameron rotates, a black belt on the left side of his head falls towards gravity

1 - Snoke carefully mentions the names of the next few films, and provides a brief overview of the following stories.
Snoke carefully mentions the names of the next few films, and provides a brief overview of the following stories.
1 - Both Finn and Rey ignite Anakin's lightsaber the wrong way; by pressing the top red button. Luke in Star Wars (1977) can be seen turning it on correctly; by pressing the gold notch in the lower part of the saber.
Both Finn and Rey ignite Anakin's lightsaber the wrong way; by pressing the top red button. Luke in Star Wars (1977) can be seen turning it on correctly; by pressing the gold notch in the lower part of the saber.
1 - When entering Maz Kanata's establishment flags can be seen outside. One in particular is a Mythosaur skull from Mandalore, the same symbol can be seen on Boba Fett's armor.
When entering Maz Kanata's establishment flags can be seen outside. One in particular is a Mythosaur skull from Mandalore, the same symbol can be seen on Boba Fett's armor.
1 - Rey shares a unique lightsaber attack style with only one other character in the Star Wars cinematic universe.
Rey shares a unique lightsaber attack style with only one other character in the Star Wars cinematic universe.

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Kylo's face is lit in half red and half blue light, representing his inner conflict between the two sides of the force. The shift in lighting represents one side's triumph, and reveals the decision he is about to make.

When the Resistance fighters are approaching Starkiller Base in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), the surface of the planet near the laser cannon is scorched from the recent firing that destroyed the Hosnian System. Smoke is also visible emitting from the cannon.

Rey has no issue in taking Luke's lightsaber from Kylo, due to their light & dark conflict. In the Last Jedi (2017), she is unable to, representing their transformation away from that conflict towards the grey middle ground, a theme explored in the movie.

1 - Finn's Stormtrooper serial number (2187) is also the number of Princess Leila's cell in Star Wars A New Hope.
Finn's Stormtrooper serial number (2187) is also the number of Princess Leila's cell in Star Wars A New Hope.
1 - Finn, while bandaging up Chewbacca, finds Luke's training ball from a New Hope.
Finn, while bandaging up Chewbacca, finds Luke's training ball from a New Hope.

Star Killer Base is a space station super weapon used by villians. This is a reference to the original Star Wars and the Death Star

Rey uses a lightsaber for the first time (explanation in comments).

Star Wars The Force Awakens poster
Star Wars The Force Awakens poster

I am pretty sure that you've watched Star Wars The Force Awakens, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about Star Wars The Force Awakens and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre News
Main Actors J.J. Abrams, John Boyega, Anthony Carboni, Gwendoline Christie
IMDB score 6.7