I loved it. JJ Abrams did a great job with the story. Yes, there are some shoutouts to the earlier films with characters or props. SPOILER ALERT: 95% of the audience in the theater didn’t use deodorant; it smelled like a Syrian refugee camp in there. Nerds, save your money on just 1 action figure and buy a couple Speed Sticks.
I smelled a couple of the angles right out but still found it enjoyable. I also had a bunch of questions, one of them being how is Carrie Fisher’s voice deeper than mine? I understand she probably downed a quart of Bombay a day since ’83 but Jesus Christ, she sounds like 85 year old truck driver with emphysema.
Here’s how I rank the 7:
Star Wars, Jedi, Empire, Force Awakens, Revenge of the Sith, Attack of the Clones, and the biggest piece of shit to grace the screen, the Phantom Menace.
Here’s my impression if Hayden Christiansen called JJ Abrams, asking him for a part in the new film.
Hayden: JJ, it’s Hayden, what’s up?
Hayden: Hayden Christiansen, you know…I played Anakin in the prequel trilogy
JJ: Ummm…Right…what can I do for you?
Hayden: Well, I was wondering if there was any role for me in the new film you’re directing.
JJ: Sure, we can always use an intern or some help on craft services.
Hayden: I was thinking more of an on-camera role, maybe a flashback scene with Vader or earlier memory of Anakin.
Hayden: You don’t need to be mean.
JJ: Awww, come on, this isn’t Hayden. Did Harrison put you up to this? Man, that old goat has a sense of humor; despite being married to that bulimic wife of his.
Hayden: No, Harrison didn’t put me up to this. I’m serious, would you have a part.
JJ: (Shouting to no one) JJ, Alec Guiness is the other line. Hayden, I gotta take this call from Alec Guiness.
Hayden: JJ, he’s been dead for over 30 years.
JJ: He’s calling collect, gotta go. Good luck in Jumper 2.
My rating, I’d give it a 7.5 out of 10. I’m dying for the next film and thankfully, it’s only another year and a half to episode 8.