For me, Force Awakens is a cut below any of the Original Trilogy. But on its own merits, it bridges the glorious past with the promising future in often spectacular fashion. Daisy Ridley is a superstar in the making.
Old-fashioned Hollywood weepie with a devastating ending, but it tugs on the heart strings so very well. Jane Seymour has never been more exquisite. Christopher Reeve utilizes his gentle, boyish charisma to maximum effect. But of course, the main draw here is the legendary John Barry's (RIP) unforgettable score. The swells and cadences of the main theme are equal parts pure love and pure melancholy - a perfect aural representation of Richard's state-of-mind throughout the film.