So thought i'd finally write something about this movie.
I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a darker movie but with plenty of laughs. Effects were great and the story was pretty good to but it does have plenty of flaws.
Finn and Rey were absolutely fantastic. I loved those two. I was afraid as they were the new guys i would dislike them but they grew on me immediately. Good character development by JJ. Kylo Ren though i was not too impressed with. In the opening they showed him to immensely powerful as a Sith but then turned him into a brat with a temper problem. Especially when he removed his helmet. He just couldn't be taken seriously anymore. They tried to redeem his loss at the end to Rey by saying he needs to finish his training but i think the damage has been done. I know he will come back with a vengeance but sorry you lost to a newb. GTFO. Old cast was great though i found Leia to have no real role in the story.
I thought the death of Solo was ok but i really thought (and hoping) it was going be Chewie until Ford stepped up on the bridge. There was sadness at that scene but also some emptiness because we still dont know Kylo that well and his relationship with his parents so i thought it lessened the impact. But still thinking as an old trilogy fan its sad to see Han go.
As for the Starkiller, how the fuck does that get powered by the sun? Its a tiny planet. I can buy them storing the power in the core somehow but the energy coming through the atmosphere would destroy the ozone layer and render it inhospitable for life there. Hell it will burn everything to cinders. Anyways i thought the whole story about a deathstar 3.0 was repetitive and the whole finding a weakness in it like always was too easy and pathetic. What was the point of Captain Phasma? i thought she was going to be some evil storm trooper. Turned out she quickly turned the shield off as soon as she had a gun to her head. Nah sorry. No loyalty to the first order there.
I loved BB8! Absolutely fantastic addition to the movie and also soooooo cute. Poe was an awesome pilot no doubt but how the fuck did he get off that planet? People had a problem with Bruce getting back to Gotham but not this....loool
As for Snoke...i sure hope he is Plagueis. As probably the most powerful Sith lord it would add a whole dimension of danger and fear in this new trilogy. My main issue with this new story is that after the prequels you cant get a bigger story than the 'chosen one' (even if it was shabby). Kylo will never be more powerful than Vader...it would be stupid if he was as who can be more powerful than the chosen one? That's why Plagueis would be ideal as he was depicted by Sidious to be perhaps the most powerful Sith of all. I don't know, speculation as everyone else but i sure hope it happens as I am super excited for this new villains back story.
Rey is an interesting character and once those flashbacks started i thought she is either Lukes daughter or Obi Wans grand daughter. I like her being able to tap into the force and push back when Ren was interrogating her but after that they just made too easy. I got a feeling that maybe she was trained a little as a child by Luke hence why it came back to her so easily. Hopefully that is true because it made her look over powered against someone trained in the Force.
Finally i really loved the light saber fights. Even though Fin vs Ren or Rey vs Ren doesnt work; them actually bashing the sabers together looked dangerous and it seemed they actually were trying to kill each other unlike the prequel fights, who danced around instead.
All in all i noticed the flaws in the movie alot but it didnt stop me from enjoying it.
i'll give it a B+