Now, of course, everyone (all the Star Wars fans) would have already watched this film by now, because it's more than a film, it's been part of our parents generation, our generation a now a whole new generation.
Rating out of 100: I'm not going to lie, I think this film deserves 89%, and I'll continue on to tell you why. I know, I know, such a specific number for such a great film...
Main jist of the plot:
Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. When a defector named Finn crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey (Daisy Ridley), a tough scavenger whose droid contains a top-secret map. Together, the young duo joins forces with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) to make sure the Resistance receives the intelligence concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the last of the Jedi Knights. (Compliments of Google)
What was good about it:
What I really loved about it was the continuity from the final installment that came out all those years ago, in fact, it is the first continuation of the Star Wars saga since 1983.
Of course that makes very little difference however because of course my father introduced me to the series when I was very young, which is even better for me because I was able to watch the prequels, the originals and then the new series (ep7). I loved all the little Easter Eggs that were introduced into episode 7: for example, Chewie and Solo finding their way back to the Millennium Falcon. I literally watch the film three times and also acknowledged that the film was the first one to not be handled by George Lucas...
When I found out that Kylo Ren was actually Ben Solo, it shocked me, but also made me feel a sense of such joy, knowing that he was still a decedent of Darth Vader, but now how you would think. Also finding out that he was the son of Han Solo made the film that bit more epic.
We have yet to find out who the other characters are, but i don't feel like I'll be let down.
What wasn't so good about it:
Let's be honest, we all knew that Han Solo had to die, I believe he was already about 70 while filming had started and so to continue to play Han Solo would have played a massive tax on his body.
I wouldn't even call this much of a spoiler, but be warned, if you have not watched the film yet (why wouldn't you have done so by now?!?!). Come on now, another death star? really?? The worst part is, it continues directly on from the prequels so, it literally goes death star, death star, death star...
What I would have liked to see
Something a bit more original... I'm sorry, but I've seen that ending twice already and it would have been nicer to see something fresh, not fresh out of ideas...
Connection to a wider universe:
Needless to say, I still believe that this film was yet another great installment of the Star Wars Saga, in fact for me especially, being born in 99, I've seen the films in their 'correct' order and I still think that this film is more visually satisfying than the prequels, and is a great continuation from the originals.