If she removes her helmet, a part of me will root for her. (Same actress that plays Brienne in GoT is why.) Captain Phasma being more than just a villain would be cool, even if she's not exactly a hero either.
Yes! I KNEW Harry Potter was a Jedi, and there's the proof.I just checked and you're right. And they modified the dialogue too.
Hey... that's a blue screen behind him. You know what that means? It means more should happen on the blue screen than in the actual scene where George Lucas is involved.
So before I say what I have to say about the film, I must point out that I know that I'm part of a minority in this opinion. That being said, I gotta say...
I thought the film was kinda weak. Rey and Finn seemed very flat, and I saw way too much recycled plot from Episode 4. I had a hard time getting around those. I actually thought that Kylo had the most substance out of the new characters by far. I also didn't care for the lack of presentation of the new political landscape. I mean, with the whole "blowing up the Republic" thing... I haven't seen these planets before, I don't know anything about them. Therefore, when I saw it happen, I just kinda went "meh". If they had blown up Coruscant... well, that would've evoked some emotion. That's a planet that I have seen before, that's a planet that I have made connections with. A system of completely unknown planets to me means nothing. Also, I had some serious problems with some of the dialogue. Also, some of the editing was kinda awkward in my opinion.
I could go on, but I'll leave my rant at that.
All of this being said, there were things that I liked about the film. As I said, I actually enjoyed Kylo Ren as a character. I also really liked that they gave Chewie a larger role (his bowcaster also got an awesome upgrade!). And the visual/practical effects were incredible. It was also pretty awesome seeing X-Wing/TIE Fighter dogfights so close to the surface of a planet. Also, props to JJ for keeping the lens flare at a minimum!
Overall, I thought it was ok. Not great, but ok. I gave it a 2.5 out of 4 stars.
That's because the hug between Poe and Fin is an homage to the scene after Luke Skywalker blew up the Death Star. Luke jumps out of the xwing and hugs Han and Leia.
This is what I meant in my original review about the constant homages, and the reason it felt like a remake. I could pick out many, many more.
I thought the Jedi had to swear an oath of celibacy. All the rumors on the web about the new characters being descendants confuses me.