I don’t really think about these new movies much but I was out drinking a couple weeks back and someone brought them up and I got really annoyed by them.
It feels like out of all the directions they could have gone with these stories they chose the absolute laziest direction, almost fanfic. I find it to be a shame, compared to what we could have gotten and the limitless potential to tell any kind of story they wanted. To split up the main gang, piss on their happy ending, just to do the empire and rebels, the death star, the dark side, the daddy issues, all over again…is this the best we can do?
Then again I get these films make a lot of people happy, too, so I don’t talk about that aspect of things much. And of course there is nothing bad you can say about the technical aspect of them. They cost a fortune yet still look and sound like they’re double their budget, and that alone is worth admission.