I liked it because.. it‘s Star Wars, and because Kylo Ren kicks ass.
There is so much wrong with this film though, whole plotlines feel pointless. Many gags are not funny but just wtf moments.
Comparing both, the remake looks to the past whereas the original looks ahead. In this adaption, Ouelet literally said it: what defines us are not our memories, it's what we do – and that's where the movie fails; as well as in the super cheesy ending. Visually, some things catch the spirit. Some great work was done with the animatronics and set designs. But then some stuff gets over-used and over-explained. There's not much left to think about after you left. A mixed bag.