I wrote down some of my thoughts on Force Awakens, after having seen it yesterday. Since I don't want to potentially spoil people coming to my page too easily, I didn't feature it. So instead I'll feature this and put a link to anyone who's reading this because they're on my front page and not because they actually keep up with my journals.
Remember, it's spoilertastic.
Here's the link:
My thoughts on Force Awakens: SpoilerifficOkay, so I'm going to give my thoughts here. Do not read past this point if you have not seen the movie.
I'm afraid I have to agree with the people that think Rey is a Mary Sue. I think, compared to both Anakin and Luke, her abilities came too quickly, too easily. With Luke and Anakin in their first movies, neither of them were force grabbing things or bending people's wills instantly. The full reach of their abilities with little or no training were largely intuitive. Both were great pilots aided by a limited degree of precognition. This allowed Luke to deflect lasers and shoot with pinpoint accuracy. With Anakin he was able to read cards. Neither of them where force grabbing things or bending people to their will until their, in timeline, second movie. Sure, at the beginning of Empire Strikes Back, Luke could at the very least grab his lightsaber, but he still had the benefit of having Obi-wan for a short time, as well as three years to fiddle around with it