Just got back from the movies. I'm not a hardcore star wars fan.
I thought it was awesome! Definitely one of the best movies I've seen this year.
Much better than the last Star Wars reboot.
There were a ton of shots where I thought "holy crap that shot was done well"...and they just kept coming.
After they landed at the citadel and talked about transmitting the plans I started thinking that the perfect ending would be for everyone to die.
There were a lot of small kids in the theater so I was going to forgive them if the writers had the main hero escape for the sake of younger audiences.
Turned out they had the balls to do it right.
If I had to nitpick:
Something about the accents bothered me. The lead character's father had a different accent than she did. Nobody else in the movie had the same accent as the rebel guy. (yeah, I don't bother remembering their names. It's only a movie.) Everyone gets a random accent!
I expected a LOT more hilarity out of a droid without a speech filter. A lot of his lines were sarcasm rather than the lack of a filter.
I rolled my eyes when x-wings started doing bombing runs across a giant metal surface again
Everything at the citadel was a video game script. It was like it was written with controller movements/limitations in mind. I supposed they could just be trying to make it relatable to the kids that play modern games.
This is nitpicking though. The movie was amazing.