First, there will be no spoilers!
My wife and I went to a local theater and finally saw “The Force Awakens” last night. Having seen all of the Star Wars movies in a theater when they were first released, we thought that this was a good expansion of the series. I recently viewed the first six episodes on DVD to refresh my memory of the full story. “The Force Awakens” is, in my opinion, much better than episodes 1-3.
The special effects were as good as expected. The main character of Rey looks to be a strong character on which to base a story line. There is also so little known about her that there will be an opportunity for much to be revealed in the upcoming movies.
My wife and I both think that this was a great addition to the franchise and will probably be returning to the theater to see it at least one more time. If you have liked Star Wars, you need to see this in the theater.