I just saw it. It was lots of fun to watch and did a good job of cleaning out the bad taste in my mouth from the prequels.
Lots of things about it sucked, though. One I haven't seen mentioned, and which recalls Vader, though not the way Ren intended, is that Ren is a total fuckup yet people, incredibly, listen to him. Everything he does is a failure, yet Snoke still relies on him and none of his. Ok leagues or underlings shoot him in the back (though Hux clearly wants to and is a big snitch). Also, when Snoke recalls him after the destruction of the happy magic fun ball, is "complete his training" a euphemism for firing squad?
Also, Rey's rapid force skill acquisition was comical. I didn't have a problem with her fighting and flying skills so much as her mastering an esoteric, obscure mystical art suddenly and without any training. My guess is the expository sequence that explained how her latent talents were awakened by touching Luke's dick-in-a-box was left on the cutting room floor.
But while it might not be a great film, it was a really fun movie. My daughter loved it and that is who it is for.
Edited by dopey - 1/4/16 at 9:06pm