Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Reviews
PS TLJ destroyed the story and intrigue soon after
This movie never could've been good since had huge shoes to fill and it had to find a reason to exist since the old movies ended satisfyingly.
Genuinely though it's an ok movie with interesting characters, but a couple of plot holes and not really spectacular. People's main complaint seems to be that it's largely just a reskin of ep IV. I kind of see why they did that just to play safe, but I think this movie would've been better if they just totally took it in a new direction. And not created this first order/resistance conflict out of thin air.
It wasn't bad but it wasn't particularly memorable or interesting. It at least laid a good foundation of characters and a storyline for the next installments to build on, but holy s**t did they screw that up. ep VIII is so bad it really makes me appreciate this one more.
It's a real shame that in the long run this series won't have much of a legacy and this one that was supposed to start it off and lay the foundation for the next will probably be the best. I'm not even going to see IX there's nothing interesting going on anymore.