The more I see it, 3.5 times now (I helped myself to the second half in a deserted theater on a weekday last week, after having seen Passengers, great movie btw), the more I like it as well. I'm also sour on the Evazan scene and miffed about the droid's placement, but compared to TFA it is a masterpiece. Another thing that sort of bothers me every time is Chimrut smacking the stormtroopers with his stick, Why would that hurt them and even knock them out? It's just a light clank against their armor! Can you imagine how great he would have been as a Jedi Knight with lightsaber in the prequels?! Still, pretty cool.
The more I see TFA, the more I think about it, the more I feel it is actually the worst one, even worse than TPM which has many redeeming moments (Darth Maul...). I'm very surprised y'all are so down on the prequels as to even rank TFA above them! Outrageous!!
May I remind you: Phasma (MIA, pointless, weak), the rathtars (ridiculous!), and the absolutely unforgivable death planet's interstellar projectile visible from planets, and just basically the total plot rip-off of ANH without the charm or creativity or profundity! Maz is dumb, she's smacked down by Finn after trying to be all Yoda'esque. Kylo Ren is laughable. Rey becoming so adept with lightsaber after never having touched one is ridiculous. Not to mention non-force sensitive Finn. Just the whole part on Maz's planet, ugh. And last but not least, the worst of it all, Snoke. Snoke!! ugh. It's watchable, I like it because it's SW, but c'mon, the prequels are better!
4) Rogue One
5) AOTC - take out all the Anakin / Padme dialogue and it's amazing!
6) TPM - take out Jar Jar's antics and the insufferable kid and you have an outstanding movie
7) ROTS - placement not indicative of being bad, just the others are better.
I even like the Clone Wars better than TFA (micro then miniseries). No grade for Rebels as I've not watched it.
I am crininging a little bit at the prospect of the Young Han Solo movie. Like Young Indiana Jones? Has the potential to be stupid! heh