But can you get why I don't like it? Also the killing of Han Solo - no battle nothing, just right through him. Don't get me started on Leia her acting was shocking.strapped for cash said:Initial critical responses to Star Wars movies are odd phenomena, probably because of unparalleled hype and fervour. It can take months, even years, before some kind of equilibrium is achieved. Even then the initial crop of reviews creates some imbalance.bigboss said:Only skimmed through the thread as it contains spoilers.
Reviews don't agree with gel, 95% on Rotten Tomatoes which is a compilation of 275 reviews:
That's one of the best scoring I've seen in a while.
Each of the prequels garnered four and five star reviews from multiple established critics, who later revised their scores and opinions.
None of this means The Force Awakens is a bad film. It certainly isn't the abomination Gel's remarks suggest. But the current RT score (can a film's quality be measured in percentage terms?) points to a hype-induced, temporary loss of critical faculties, in my view. More balanced appraisals of The Force Awakens will emerge over time.
All that said, the film's fine. It's fun. Watch it. Just don't anticipate the second coming.