It's all right. Certainly better than the prequel trilogy. J.J. Abrams managed to make it relatable and not look like someone threw pastel colors on a green screen.
In my opinion, though, it is a bit too gritty compared to the original trilogy (it's almost as grimdark as Revenge of the Sith), and there are a few too many callbacks to A New Hope. Something's also off with the pacing. It feels like two movies crammed into one. It goes from newbie on a desert planet to literally blowing up another Death Star in roughly two hours, just like A New Hope, but it feels like there's too much stuff happening between point A and B - possibly because they don't just leave the planet and go somewhere else, they ******* leave and go back a bunch of times before they're finally done with the place.
And I know it was a requirement for him to be in the movie in the first place, but I did not agree with that scene. Expanded Universe and childhood fandom crushed utterly in 10 seconds flat.
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