Compared to The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith, there is nothing wrong with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It’s as perfect as Blonde on Blonde, or The Wire, or, well, The Empire Strikes Back. Even when something unexpectedly bad happened, like when Harrison Ford hurt his ankle, everything turned out okay, and the injury saved the movie.
But taken on its own, and not as an antidote to the poisonous prequels, J.J. Abrams’ Episode VII — which was almost a very different looking film — has its problems. Not many, and they’re easy to look past, but some.
CinemaSins, which has previously picked apart X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Avengers, and Guardians of the Galaxy, turned its “Everything Wrong With…” attention to The Force Awakens, or “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World… in space.” The video’s issues include how every ship in the galaxy, including the Millennium Falcon, can be accessed without a key; Finn conveniently knowing way too much about the Starkiller Base; and the waste of the guys from The Raid 2, who only “say a few lines [then] get eaten by the Spaghetti Monster.” That’s a fair complaint. But, on the other hand: Jar Jar Binks. I rest my case.