Copied from my FB post:
So, without any spoilers, I will sum up the new Star Wars movie: I don’t feel it. It was OK. It was better than the prequels. It was not so spectacular that I feel it redeemed the total whitewash of canon from the past 25 years of novels that I read. JJ Abrams didn’t make a fan out of me. Yeah, I will go see the next one. I know that I will never enjoy it like I did when The Empire Struck Back. The whole movie felt like it was a rehash of lines already spoken, and scenes already shot. That’s my take on it. Good night!
When it’s acceptable to talk spoilers, I will flesh out what bugged with it more. Still, I am quite positive it is better than anything Lucas would have done at this point. I don’t want people to get the wrong idea, I don’t feel like it was a waste of my time. I certainly enjoyed it more than the prequels. Maybe it will grow on me when I watch it at home.