Another Star Wars, another Death Star. Yawn. Which is too bad, because I was really looking forward to this movie. And the first two-thirds or so held up well, with some terrific sequences wrapped around something of a compelling story. But then another Death Star — and a completely unbelievable one given the context of the other episodes, and an extended, wearying action sequence to go about attacking it.
The magic, mystery and wonder the of the original series is long gone, but the first part of the film was strong enough to yield a mild thumbs-up. Not that it matters, as Star Wars has already earned more money than every other movie ever made combined. 6/10