Just got back-- a full 30 minutes of previews, so I didn’t get out of there until 11pm (movie was supposed to start at 8pm). Anyhow, it was pretty awful as expected, I really have no respect for JJ Abrams as a director. There were people getting up and walking out of the theater at some of the corniest moments (the “Romeo & Juliet” scene, for one) and laughter in many spots that weren’t meant to be funny. My nephew and I stayed thru the credits as we always do, and one guy who walked past us mumbled “thank God THAT’S finally over!”. So, I think the reviews for this film will not be kind.
Having said that, there were a few nice moments in the film, and it WAS better than TLJ (also, as expected).
On a side note— was there any mention of Peter Mayhew in the credits? If so, I missed it (lots of people walking in front of me). I was kind of expecting the film to be dedicated to him.