I could go on and on about all the things wrong with this movie, from mailed in performances by Ford and Fisher , to the main character learning the force in 15 seconds. But my biggest issue is the "villains". This is the least intimidating collection of villains since the 80's care bears cartoons. Seriously, we went from Grand Moff Tarkin, Darth Vader, and the Emperor... to Hux, Kylo Ren, and Snoke? It's an absolute joke. There were young kids sitting in front of me at the IMAX and when Kylo Ren took off his helmet, one of them said "that dork needs to put his helmet on". The entire "villain" cast just seem like whiny children lacking direction vs ruthless tyrants (or what ever their aim was)
So yes, the cinematography is really nice , the music is good... but the rest is just terrible. I understand for today's movie goers the shots and pop culture references (yes, Finn actually says "droid please" *gulp*) are far more important than strong characters and story line, but this was just awful.