Not very long ago, in a theater only a mile away...
The force awoke.
How long have we been waiting for this day to come?
Just long enough.
The timing was perfect, special-effects clean and practically real. Actors just the right age and with the right attitude.
Can't get much better than this.
The whole movie was a fast paced ride, with many fun jokes and memorable sets. They slowed down just enough for the emotional scenes, and gave some great in-between dialog to keep the story going. The amazing cast really lifted the story with their chemistry, while lightsaber duels and other battles were wonderfully choreographed.
I can't say enough about the characters. I love the way they handled Finn, he's my favorite of the bunch. Ray was great too, she was a strong character, but not overbearing. Po was amazing and very funny. BB-8 was adorable, and wasn't only a simple replacement to R2, but his own character. It was really cool and nostalgic to see Han, Chewie, and Leia returning.
Oddly enough, I really enjoyed the scenes with Kylo Ren. He was a very interesting character, and I can't wait to see more of him and how his story unfolds.
The only thing I had a beef with was the ending. It could have been tied together more neatly, but it wasn't enough to leave you with a bad taste in your mouth.
Over all, it was an amazing ride, and I loved it just as much as the old movies. In fact... I think I've found my new favorite Star Wars episode :)
P.S., please leave a comment on what YOU thought of the movie! I'd love to chat with you :) But remember... spoiler free for those who haven't seen it yet!