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#1 Movie of All-Time
#1 Romantic Comedy
#1 Movie Character
KING Of All Schmoes
NO SPOILERS - Brief comments.
The Fanfare, the opening text crawl, a few tears of joy (not even joking)...
Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy the film but it's a disappointing mess. People ripped on the prequels for lazy writing, this takes it to a whole new level.
Acting: Driver? Great. Boyega? Very promising. Isaac? Hams it up and is great at it. Gleeson? OTT but it kinda works. Ridley? Completely inept. Jesus fucking christ, that's some Jake Lloyd school of acting bad, hopefully she takes a few lessons before the next one. BB8 had more range (that cute little fucker stole every damn scene). Ford, Hamill and Fisher are Ford, Hamill and Fisher. And let's not forget Chewie... good old Chewie, made me happy whenever he popped up on screen.
CGI: Mostly steller. A few creatures could have used a bit more work. The ship stuff is amazing.
3D: No comment, saw 2D. Only one effect early on stuck out like a sore thumb as being done specifically for the 3D.
Music: John Williams. Nuff said.
Tone: In line with the original trilogy which I liked.
Might go on a rant in a few weeks after people have seen it or after a rewatch. Dunno, still stewing on this one.