I enjoyed The Force Awakens – enough to see it at the cinema more than once. Admittedly, part of that was to do with how amazing Oscar Issac’s Poe Dameron was, but still, it’s a fun film.
There’s been a lot of talk about how similar the plot of The Force Awakens and Star Wars: A New Hope are. In fact, that borrowing from the original is one of the biggest criticisms. This video side-by-side does a great shot for shot comparison of the visuals. These obviously bothered some people and felt like a homage for others.