I re-watched The Force Awakens last night ahead of Friday’s Last Jedi screening. I am not a super huge Star Wars fan, other than I really enjoyed episodes IV-VI.
The Force Awakens holds up. It’s entertaining, the pace is good, and the story is decent. Sure, it’s A New Hope over again, but who cares. The second time through I was not thinking about that, but rather just enjoying the characters and the movie.
From what I am reading, Last Jedi is apparently very good.
If it’s Empire Strikes Back good, will they hand episode IX back to Abrams, or leave it in Johnson’s hands?