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Sabatoi Elim
Mon, Nov 5, 2018, 11:41am (UTC -6)
Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

I'm late discovering your reviews and I've been binging on them--and getting little sleep because of it, thanks! I agree with most of your reviews and when I don't agree I find your point of view entirely reasonable and cause me to re-consider certain angles. Delicious brain candy!

As for The Force Awakens, I feel like it was a huge missed opportunity. I mean, if you're going to get rid of the EU why not really break out with something unexpected that goes in an entirely different direction than we've seen before--and at the same time, make sure that our beloved heroes Luke, Han, Leia, Chewie are all together again?

Instead we have this entertaining but highly derivative, coincidental, and ludicrously contrived episode to kickstart a sequel trilogy.

Why not make a REAL sequel trilogy? As in, have it take place only a year after the events of Return of the Jedi. Say that the destruction of the original Death Star had an unintended side effect--everyone within the blast radius at the time contracted a rapid-aging disease. The heroes of the rebellion are all aging and dying, leaving the fragile new peace at risk.

Surely a competent screenwriter could use this premise to kick start one last terrific adventure with our main heroes searching the galaxy for new talent before dying heroically at the end of the first episode, letting the new characters take over?

Besides being a wasted opportunity to get our main heroes all together again before they died, my main problem with this sequel trilogy is that it comes across more like television than film--the episodes are serial and can't stand alone on their own, unlike the original trilogy, or even the prequels. J.J. Abrams and Rian Johnson both have television mentalities that don't do a huge cinematic experience like Star Wars many favors.
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