Now that I’ve seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens twice, I feel prepared to write up my thoughts. After my first screening, I was still caught up in a haze of love and sorrow and ‘Oh Thank God it’s better than the prequels’ to really think about what I liked and what I didn’t. I’ve also read articles ranging from ‘These 100 Plot Holes Ruined the New Star Wars’ to ‘Is Rey a Mary Sue?’ to ‘What’s up with all of these people that aren’t white or aren’t dudes?’ I now feel prepared to rebut at least some of these morons. Excuse me, logically impaired neckbeards. This is not so much of a review of the movie, as it is my thoughts of how it fits in the greater Star Wars universe, and what it says about earlier films.
Needless to say, spoilers abound below.