Glor wrote:I think your second point there answers the one above it.SPOILER: ShowThis Staw Wars gave us Stormtroopers who were, for once, very good at killing things. I think the scene with the Stormtrooper and his wicked arm-shock-stick-thing was to give the audience the hint that these guys at least know their way around melee combat. So I found Finn's ability with the saber believable.
Yeah, that's a fair point. It was kind of weird, but was sold enough in other contexts that I could buy it after a bit of thought.
Honestly, I thought the whole last sequence would have worked better at the beginning of the next movie. I get what Abrams/Kasdan were trying to do there, but after the whole climax was wrapped up it just fell into LOTR syndrome.
As to Ren, I get that he's exactly what he's supposed to be. I just don't care for that sort of character as an antagonist.