Spoilers.... Duh... Seriously.... If you haven't seen this movie yet not only hand in your nerd card but gtfo this page because spoilers.
With that handled lets get into this thing. I saw the movie when it first came out in the US on opening night, and I've got to say I was impressed. The way they handled the first 30 minutes of the movie introduced you to the new characters in a way that made you fall in love with them real quick. From Oscar Isaac's Poe Dameron to John Boyega's FN-2187 to who I believed was the real breakout star in this movie Daisy Ridley's Rey.
Each new character only had a few minutes of screen time by themselves to get the audience invested in them, and boy did they deliver. Each new character had something to deliver like Poe Dameron's knack for being "one hell of a pilot" to Finns humorous quips to Reys mystery. Each of the new characters had something new in a way that felt very Star Wars, and right at home within the lore. That's not to say the old cast got overshadowed by the newbies. I would have to say its the other way around. Once Han, and Chewie enter the Millennium Falcon and utter the line "Chewie we're home." I would have to say this becomes just as much Hans movie as it is Reys. Saying that he dies by his son Kylo.... So I guess they wanted him to have a good sendoff.
Switching on over to the dark side we've got Adam Driver's Kylo Ren, Gwendolyn Christie's Captain Phasma, and Domnhal Gleeson's General Hux.
Captain Phasmawas severly underused but the scene she's in is enough to get the point across that she doesn't mess around. General Hux was more of a man trying to get noticed by the true big bad Snoke, And Kylo Ren was a tortured young man who hates the pull of the lightside so much so that he continuously does evil to try, and push it from himself. Did I mention he has a shrine of his dead grandfather Anakin? No? OK.... He has a shrine of his dead grandfather Anakin because why not I guess. I would really like to know how he salvaged the helmet from the burning pyre Anakin was last seen roasting on. To soon?
My main complaints with this movie is one; did they really have to build another deathstar type weapon? Like really? Did they not see how that worked not only once but twice before? Hint.... it gets blown the hell up, and just like before it gets blown the hell up again. It's like watching the movie vantage point. You get to see the same thing happen again just from a different perspective. Secondly does anyone know the point of blowing up the planet they did? I sure don't. Or thirdly why R2D2 wakes up at literally the perfect time? Plot demanded it I guess. Or why c3po's arms red then gold again in the last shot? Or where in the ever long hell Luke is and how he survived on not only an island but the only seemingly place of land on this planet? Those are my questions.... I'm sure there's more but I want to end on one thing.
Alot of people are complaining about Kylo Ren getting is butt handed to him in the final scene so I'll explain it for you. Throughout the movie they show you how powerful Chewies gun is, and even to show that it has enough force to hit you so hard you crack your armor on the opposite wall. Now Kylo Ren gets shot with this hand held mini nuke and somehow basically walks it off. Like his dad would say Chewie shot first. To soon? Not only his he suffering from a hole in his side he's also suffering from having just murdered his dear old daddy. His insides are trying to be on the outside and he's suffering from daddy abandonment issues. To soon? No duh he's not going to win. So shut up about it jeez.
With all of that to the side I give this movie a solid 8 and a half dead Jar Jars out of 10. Not a perfect movie sometimes relying to heavily on nostalgia, but also not a terrible movie like fifty shades of grey. Feel free to comment your oppinions below full spoilers allowed because this is full spoiler territory. So with that I bid you all ado.