Evan’s review published on Letterboxd:
I've felt euphoria that I have never felt before. I laughed. I cried. I cheered. I have officially lived life. I will never forget this moment.
J.J. Abrams has created something truly special. Star Wars: The Force Awakens might just be the greatest theater experience I have ever had. I was on Cloud 9. Magic was happening before my eyes. J.J. Abrams, I cannot thank you enough.
Daisy Ridley...Daisy Ridley...DAISY RIDLEY! I am going to name my first-born daughter Rey. I am also going to marry Daisy Ridley. Don't try and stop me.
Finn is fucking man. The chemistry between him and Rey was phenomenal. You could tell John Boyega was so excited to be in this movie.
Poe Dameron is one suave motherfucker.
Chewbacca, Han Solo, Rey, and Finn make up the most badass group in the galaxy.
BB-8 is the coolest piece of machinery in existence.
Kylo Ren is one big turd blossom.
Princess Leia might be old, but she's still got it ;).
Chewbacca kicks major ass. He's basically the space version of Daryl from The Walking Dead.
The lightsabers. The fucking epic lightsaber battle in the snow..I have no words.
I cannot get over how good The Force Awakens was. The direction is incredible. The acting is top-notch. The visuals are so vibrant. The story is super interesting. Everything about this movie is executed to perfection. This is by far the best-acted Star Wars movie of the bunch. There is so much passion and heart behind every performance. The action is so organic, precise, and break-taking.
Thank You so much Mr. Abrams. Words cannot describe what you have done for me, and Star Wars fans alike. STAR WARS IS FUCKING BACK IN FULL FORCE!!! I also cannot thank my dad enough for first introducing me to Star Wars at the young age of 6. If not for him, I would not be the fan I am today.
The Force Awakens did for Star Wars what Fury Road did for Mad Max. It's a beautiful thing.
I don't care if this movie isn't technically perfect, it's perfect to me.