Highly enjoyable film, with some flaws, no doubt. It's impossible to make a movie like this and be perfect. Mostly because we all have different expectations. Yes, the amount of references and similarities to the OT (mostly ANH) were a lot. I didn't mind. Yes, StarKiller seems like a rehash, but it worked for me. In the end, I saw a great movie, that made me feel so many things. The only real problem I had, was Spoiler: Spoilers Han's death not having the big emotional impact I was expecting it to have. Maybe because I saw it coming, or because the lead-up in the scene was a bit to long. But it was a gutpunch. But finding and flying the Falcon for the first time, Han and Chewie interacting, the lightsaber duel.....It was all simply perfect. And BB-8... That little droid was so much of a character. Amazing work done there. Poe and Finn..... Somehow, that was one of the highlights for me. The few scenes they had to together were just gold. Solid performances really, Adam Driver surprised me. Kylo really felt like an annoying brat at times, with temper tantrums and all. And that worked, for me at least. John Boyega and Daisy Ridley really nailed it. Not a moment throughout the movie where I felt their performances fell short. I had expected both Ford and Fisher to dail in a lot, but they delivered. And Domhnall Gleeson.... His speech to the troops.... That send shivers down my spine. Hux is truly full of hatred and anger. So yeah, all in all, I am one happy camper. This was not what I was expecting. I was expecting a much faster paced movie, that would go from action to action to action. But there was so much more in there, so much more depth and emotion. Sure, the plot at times seemed a bit to simple. But you know, I don't expect deep and thought-provoking plots with loads of layers in a movie like Star Wars. The plot served to show us characters we can rearlly connect with, and give us amazing visuals to gawk at. That's as A New Hope was originally, and this definatly captured that spirit, but in a new fashion.