It is an okay start to a Sequel Star Wars trilogy. There's a lot of A New Hope in it but also new elements in it like a storm trooper defecting bringing us a new perspective that storm troopers are people. The Death Star thing of A New Hope is reused but now it's a planet. There's a lot with Finn with a lightsaber so he could end up being force sensitive. Rey is almost immediately very good with the force so she's probably been using it her whole life. Luke has disappeared but has left a map behind to find him. The galaxy doesn't even remember the Jedi or the things that happened in the original trilogy!
It could be better but it could also be a lot worse. I'd recommend watching 1-6 before watching the Sequels. Just so it's in order and so you know what's going on. 4, 5, & 6 are the original trilogy that's why they look older.
This movie is so forgettable.
There's not much to say. People hate it and some people love it.
Yoda does something that destroys information that could help others but his explanation is that Rey already knows. Luke's character is debatably destroyed.
The message of this movie is to destroy the past.
Very random. (I'll be very vague)
Finn seemingly does nothing. Palpatine somehow has survived being tossed from a great height, the initial explosion and then the Death star being blown up. Characters are continuously believed to have died and then ah-ha! it was a trick! Cheaply brings them back a second later. And then there's Finn trying to tell Rey something all throughout the movie. Other characters mention it but it never got resolved. And then finally after all this time the ability to bring someone back from the death like Darth Plaguies the wise is seen. Yay! But it kills them?...?...?
If you have the memory span of 3 seconds, the plot might make sense. It's filled with plot holes, does not make sense Canonically and in my opinion a waste of time.
Now, if you're like me you'd have been so focused on the fast pacing that it seems only reasonably bad. Just wait. Sit back and wait. Think about it.