There's everything in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But the thing that maybe best about the new epic science fiction film is that it's not 110% updated. Almost everything is exactly the same as it was thirty years ago when the first three movies were released-and that's a gem in itself. (Except of course Harrison Ford's grey hair).
However, J.J. Abrams has the benefit of learning. He did the opposite of the prequels, creating a film that people love and care about and fans old and new will appreciate.
Filled with action, character development and even a bit of romance (but not too much to make it corny), The Force Awakens is a force to be reckoned with. Surprisingly, the two best actors or characters are Finn and Rhea, who really show a great chemistry on screen.
Like the very first film, Abrams creates an even deeper connection between the audience and these two characters. By the end of it, your rooting for them; perhaps before Luke or any of the old guys. At the same time, you can see how much fun the old cast had in returning to reprise their rolls.
And that is exactly what Star Wars: The Force Awakens was meant to do.
It's a film that will no doubt become a reference for others in Star Wars new cinematic universe. Hopefully, the rest will be just as good as the Force Awakens. If anything, J.J. Abrams new film shows a promising bright light in a world that everyone can love.