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The Biggest Complaints About The Force Awakens

According to critics, celebrities, and the lucky fans who managed to squeeze their way into the world premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the latest installment had very few flaws. It's being hailed as a glorious reboot for the new generation and even the harshest critics are thanking J.J. Abrams for bringing back the glory of the original trilogy. Many say that this film erases the brutal disaster that was Episodes I, II, and III. Others say it's the best installment yet. Critics from IGN even say that the film calls back to A New Hope in a beautiful way, "but it's the new elements of The Force Awakens that are its strength." But alas, with a fandom as big as this franchise has, there are bound to be a few grumpy voices thrown in the mix. Here are the highlights from disgruntled fans. Beware: Spoilers ahead.

BB-8: The New Droid

While Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian awarded Episode VII with rave reviews, he did have one major complaint. Apparently BB-8, aka the newest droid that was supposed to make up for the atrocity called Jar Jar Binks, falls far short of the hype attached to the character. Oh, this is also the only character who holds the key to finding Luke Skywalker, who's apparently been in hiding and is so good at it, literally no one knows where he is. Bradshaw likened him to Scrappy Doo in his review, and we all know how annoying Scrappy is. Actually, Scrappy may be the most annoying character in the Scooby Doo canon.

Villain #1: Gwendoline Christie's Captain Phasma

To say we were super pumped when we heard there would be a female villain added to the Star Wars canon would be an understatement. Perhaps that is why Christie's Captain Phasma, a silver plated Storm Trooper in cahoots with Kylo-Ren, was met with such resounding disappointment. The Telegraph's Robbie Collins describes Christie's performance as "underplayed" and compares her to fellow newcomer, Lupita Nyong'o, which just isn't fair. Alas, she just might not be able to handle the burden of being the first female villain.

Villain #2: Andy Serkis' Supreme Leader Snoke

When you view The Force Awakens you'll see a lot of similarities from within the Star Wars canon. One similarity critics have pointed out is the parallels between Snoke and, wait for it...Voldemort? Considering J.J. Abrams seems to have drawn inspiration for the new Dark Side and The First Order from Nazi Germany, like J.K. Rowling did when she created the Death Eaters, we aren't too surprised by these similarities.

J.J. Abrams Relies Too Much On Episodes IV, V, and VI

While critics from the Independent are hailing the film as the best Star Wars yet, they still have some beef to hash out with Director J.J. Abrams. Namely, is he relying too much on George Lucas's famed original trilogy? We're not totally sure how valid this complaint is considering this film was made for fans of the originals. Nevertheless, we feel you Independent. J.J. Abrams could have shown more originality with the script.

Variety also has some beef with the film's reliance on the original trilogy calling the storyline of The Force Awakens "thin" and "derivative," and later in the review calling it "too 'riff-erential.'"To that complaint we have one question: If J.J. Abrams had taken artistic license with the story, would we be seeing the most successful movie of all time on December 18th at 12:01 a.m. or the fourth installment of the atrocity that was Episodes I, II, and III?

The Luke Skywalker Conundrum

Our biggest complaint? All these critics teasing us with sentences hinting at the Luke storyline, but revealing none of it. Will it be worth the wait or was it overhyped? We have been waiting months since the first spoiler revealed that Luke was lost somewhere in the galaxy, and we haven't heard another word on the matter since. We wouldn't be surprised if Disney threatened to physically and literally eliminate any writer who breathes a word of Luke's storyline. That's how under lock and key this is. We'll just have to wait and see if the wait was worth it.