I'm with James and Timble. Abrams really brought the magic back to its essence ~ The Force. Light and darkness. Savagery vs grace. Capitulation and redemption. I was moved again for the first time since Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Saw this film in a large mostly empty cinema with massive 'quake' sound. Big ending.
Hell yeah! .. Kevin Smith never lost the faith, from being one of the only people who still cared about Star Wars in the early 90's to George Lucas personally giving him an advance viewing of the Phantom Menace trailer and then allowing Kevin to marry Jen Swalbach at Skywalker Ranch? .. I've just come here to post that vid but skinny beat me to it ..