Scott Betts wrote:That 97% Fresh rating with 125+ reviews in is pretty promising.
That's a little higher than I would have given it but pretty close.
If The Empire Strikes Back was a 12+ out of 10 and Star Wars A New Hope was a 10/10, I would put The Force Awakens a solid 8+ out of 10.
An 89 maybe.
Yeah, that's where I would rank it as well. Saw it early this morning not excepting much and was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed it.
A few critics have complained there was too much humor in it. I disagree,
Won't go into detail here so I don't to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it yet, but there were a few scenes that were visually sophisticated (in the staging of them) that expresed the emotions of the characters in a scene. Something I would never have expected from Abrams. Most impressive.