ATTN: NO SPOILERS HERE: So due to several factors (particularly that of many responsibilities that befall a grown man) I waited until nearly two weeks after release to see this movie. It was great - nearly perfect for the genre, the series, and the fans in my opinion. It felt to me like it combined elements of Episode 1 and Episode 4 interpolated with twists alongside a great introduction to new characters. I am concerned about the criticism of supposed "plot holes" in this movie. What? Is this because a lot of this does not comply with all of the fan-based expanded universe? Remember we did not learn the entire back story of Luke, Leia, and Darth Vadar/Anakin Skywalker until "Return of the Jedi." The creatures, the fighting, the droids, the ships, the homage to original trilogy effects - so much good in this film. I'm in my 40's - I will always have bias due to the fantastic impressions the original trilogy had on my youth - but this was better than most of them. Unlike most, I admit holding the first three movies (IV,V, and VI) up to holy status. So for me, it will never have the special status Episode IV had or the incredible story line of Episode V - but it is a strong candidate for the 3rd best for me right now.