I have seen the film three times: opening night, once the next week, and again last night.
First of all, nothing brings out the kid in me like the opening crawl and blaring anthem at the beginning of a film in the Star Wars saga. I still watch these films as that kid. It's a swashbuckling Saturday matinee epic adventure for a 21st century audience.
I love it . . . but it's not my religion. I had to learn early on to stop taking it so seriously, man.
My first viewing, however, left me ambivalent. I loved some things, and I didn't care for some other things. First things first.
What I loved after the first viewing . . .
A great listen for those that loved the film, go to Rebel Force Radio page and listen to their reactions about one hour after seeing the film on opening night (link below):