I was going to wait a week before properly discussing with spoilers but thought why not do it now after seeing the post above.che_don_john wrote:Saw it this afternoon at the Science Museum Imax. Is there a thread yet to separately discuss the film so as to not spoil it for those who haven't seen it?
In a nutshell it's A New Hope in a new skin.
The new cast were good apart from Hux who was fricking terrible and Snoke who was basically a giant head in a chair (was that the chair of Thanos?!) The beginning with the Rey and Finn storylines were good, after that it was just A New Hope. It was funny and it hit all the right nostalgia beats, the Falcon on Jakku and Han and Chewie returning to it. Leia and C3-P0 turning up, I like how the writing at the beginning looked old.
The death was good and handled well and even when I knew it was going to happen a small piece of me was hoping that it wouldn't but the reaction at the end from Chewie and Leia was crap, no hug or anything.
Adam Driver as Kylo Ren was good and the good/evil was kind of interesting though talking to Vader who died good.
Overall for me it was a 3/5 film. One was that good but was just meh, seen it before.