(No spoilers, I promise.)
Thank you, J.J. Abrams. You knew exactly what we wanted and you gave it to us.
This is a Star Wars movie. It looks like a Star Wars movie, it feels like a Star Wars movie. It has charm, amazing locations, nonstop action, humor, depth, likable characters, interesting plots, unresolved mysteries, and a real sense of adventure.
We have new, charismatic heroes, conflicted villains, and old favorites bridging the gap into this new era. Those favorites, by the way, prove exactly why they became favorites in the first place.
I grew up a Star Wars kid. I’m now 38 years old and this satisfied my every need.
The franchise is in good hands and I can’t wait to see where they go next.