The best new Star Wars film in three decades and one of the most satisfying films of the year.
Absolutely disappointing rehash of the first trilogy. Disney had a real opportunity to do something new and exciting with this ipr but resorted to rushed writing with an extremely compressed story that makes no sense and fails to make anyone care for the characters or events. Emo Kylo is an outstanding metaphor for the whole deal.
The whole theatre burst into spontaneous cheers several times, and the whole theatre completely went silent - people literally stopped chewing their popcorn - on numerous occasions.
Like you've probably already heard, the movie REALLY is a phenomenal throwback to the original trilogy, with an extra oomph and insane amounts of creativity and new found inspiration that will take the franchise to a whole new level.
The characters are three-dimensional, it's nowhere near as strictly black and white, good vs. evil like in most of the previous movies, and Adam Driver as Kylo Ren is the best example of that. Hands down, the best villian to appear in the Star Wars franchise other than Darth Vader.
Daisy Ridley & John Boyega are thrilling to watch, the old cast members, popping in during the movie were just as fun to watch.
J.J. Abrams and the writers somehow managed to create a plot that was very confined in space and time, yet they effortlessly captured the grand universe that is Star Wars with some pretty great throwbacks to the old trilogy plot-wise. Some might argue that it's lack of creativity and unnecessary repetition, but I thought it was a wonderful homage. It flowed naturally and there really was no dull moment.
Absolutely phenomenal. :)
Star Wars: El Despertar de la Fuerza
Gets better each time I watch it. Upping my rating to reflect that.
What really turns me off about this movie is that the few potentially interesting characters that get introduced are sidelined for the sake of focusing on probably one of the most boring female protagonists that's ever been written, and a mediocre, cookie-cutter antagonist. Rey has no personality outside of being good at everything and being passive aggressive when any male character asks her if she's okay. I couldn't bring myself to care about her and it definitely impacted my overall enjoyment of the movie, but even when she wasn't shitting it up there really isn't enough to care about to compel me to watch any more of these. The soundtrack also leaves much to be desired, almost as if John Williams also felt that this movie was a completely unnecessary cashgrab and put as little effort into the OST as possible.