I read the iO9 piece and several Oppo reviews and the consensus I seem to be getting is it’s really good because it’s a carbon copy of the first movie and it’s really good because it has special effects that rox mai sox but the plot is lame because it’s a carbon copy of the first movie and to a lesser degree it’s lame because it’s a carbon copy of the first movie. Since most of the reviews are just a paragraph long it’s really hard to tell. Or maybe I’m just clouded by the Star Wars cynic in me.

UPDATE: It seems like the consensus seems to be it’s a lot like Abrams’ Star Trek movies, which I suppose shouldn’t be surprising (I did like those movies - yes even Into Darkness).