I really don't have time to write a lot about the movie, but (minor spoilers):Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The first thirty minutes were spectacular. Derivative, terribly derivative, but so well executed even I was about to set aside the cynicism. I went to bathroom and came back and our heroes were fighting CGI squid monsters. It was like I came back into a different movie, and it never recovered. The pacing became incredibly uneven, the plotting preposterous and contrived, the "magic" moments increasingly few and far between.
The only good thing I can say about the movie is that I didn't totally hate Rey or Darth Doofus.
Now, real spoilers:Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The most offensive thing for me was the absurdity of the pacing toward the end. And it ends with that most obnoxious of action movie cliches -- a 100lb girl physically overpowering an able-bodied adult man. I suppose you could say the force let her do it, but give me a break. She went from "what's that?" to beating up the guy who stops lasers with his mind in -- a couple hours? The climax of the movie should have been her surprising him for a moment and getting away, not beating the shit out of him.
And the movie was so ridiculously politically correct, I expect that Finn is going to come back in the next one as the first disabled Star Wars character. Maybe he'll come out as gay, too.
ETA: and a space map--with a path? Was it for a scavenger hunt or something? And no one thought to look at R2D2 while he'd been sitting there in the corner turned off for years? Or turn the shields back on for half an hour after the good guys had left the controls? Or send more than three people -- an old guy, a wounded monster, and some turncoat you've just met? Ugh. I could go on and on.