The Starkiller base is simply a bastardized mashup of Unicron and that fucking air-sucking monstrosity from Space Balls.
Poe Dameron and his lame attempts at humor are an ill-fated attempt to create the new version of Han Solo.
Jakku is a plain old-fashioned regurgitation of Tatooine, and the place in which Rey lives is a bullshit copy of Mos Eisley.
Rey is obviously one of two people: either Ren's twin sister or Luke's daughter. Regardless, her origin will also be derivative at best.
Meeting in a darkened cantina in order to come up with a way of getting an important droid to a rebel group is hardly an original plot point.
Supreme Leader Snoke will prove to be one of two people: Darth Plagueis or, more likely, Palpatine after having survived Return of the Jedi. I can't wait to hear the convoluted bullshit to justify that one. And by convoluted, I mean convoluted relative to the rest of the Star Wars universe.
The way the Starkiller was defeated was a blatant ripoff of Return of the Jedi.
I really don't know what to make of Rey's supposed instantaneous mastery of the Force. How she went from not even being aware of it except as some sort of mythical relic from a far-off past to knowing specifically how to use it is beyond me. All while Ren and Snoke are apparently unaware that she even exists. If she is that powerful with the Force but is totally unaware of it, how is it that she has gone unnoticed? And if she isn't all that powerful with it, then Ren is a motherfucking newb, given how much trouble he had fighting Rey.
And the fucking jokes. When Rey destroys a computer or whatever in a fit rage, then turns and makes some quippy comment to a droid or whatever, the point of showing what rage he is capable of became entirely moot.
What's really revealing is the fact that many people readily acknowledge the overall weakness of the plot and the characters, yet downplay this with the assumption that subsequent films will clear up some of this.
The thing is, what reason for being optimistic do we really have? The next director/writer has exactly one legitimately good film under his belt, Brick. Looper was decent, but this is also the same guy who wrote literally the worst fucking episode of Breaking Bad ever, The Fly.
Bottom line: virtually nothing in the film is original. Sure, the original Star Wars films were steeped in archetypes familiar to anyone who's heard of Kurosawa or Flash Gordon. But at least it was an original presentation of a classic concept. The Force Awakens copies from itself. It's a fucking inbred disaster, like Evelyn Mulwray and Noah Cross' freakshow daughter/sister.