I don't even know which $#&@^ thread to put this in, so I'm putting it here. Just to have a say. Just got back from seeing it. I was overwhelmed. Overwhelmed that so much money and "talent" could be thrown together and all that comes out is a rehash of the OT. I wish people would stop being so impressionable and so apt to get caught up in a frenzy, and wouldn't rush out to see these films, because they're just encouraging these goons to stay cowardly and lazy. There are no Alan Ladd Jr.s in the world anymore, apparently. The music was INVISIBLE, not remotely memorable, and I don't care if you all start peeing your pants over that statement. I totally avoided any articles about this film over the past few years, so that when I went in, it would be totally original. IRONY-- I couldn't believe how many scenes were derivative from the past films. Quick question, how does a bad guy, who's supposed to be the new stand-in wannabe Vader, Get pretty much owned by a soul brutha with no training and a desert scavenger with no training (don't give me that "she's strong with the force" crap), both with absolutely no idea how to use a lightsaber? And this villain clown, who didn't need to wear a mask since he's a horsefaced Marilyn Manson lookalike to start with, is the new ripoff stand-in Emperor's right hand man? What a steaming dumb pile of... well you know. And by the way, I could've delivered an open-hand slap on the side of that dude's face, and he would've stumbled off, crying. Not for one moment was I in any way threatened by him. Oh, and for those of you too young to know, the evil-superior-master-perched-above-on-a-throne-before-his-henchmen and the silver stormtrooper were brought to you by Battlestar Galactica, 1978. And when I read that good ol' Larry Kasdan was involved, I told myself, "Well Jeff, that dude has had his dick in his right hand for thirty+ years, wishing he could've killed Han Solo, and it looks like he'll finally get to finish off." Predictable. The reappearance of the old stars just made it more obvious how far things have fallen. I was pretty sure that I was going to see Carrie Fisher die of old age on camera, but alas. And just as I suspected, Harrison Ford probably only agreed to appear as Han just to get that payday. Hell, it was a payday all around, for Disney, for Ford, for Abrams, for everybody. Except for me, who wasted $13.50 to lose two hours of my life that I will never get back. I am done with Star Wars films. During the movie, I accepted the reality that I have hit the age when nothing is as good as it once was. Either that, or this movie SUCKED. I need to stop trying to be optimistic, believing that people can do great things I guess. My wife said, "I'm sorry." And I said, "For what? My name isn't on that shitpile."