Cliff > Chris
Right — there are things I didn’t like and that I wish they had done differently. But I’m still getting goosebumps anytime the Falcon comes out of nowhere to save the day, or a lighsaber flies across a room to someone’s hand.
That’s fair, and that does bug me to a degree. It’s awfully pessimistic for something as generally optimistic and escapist as Star Wars.
Maybe flawed isn’t the right word (since it’s subjective), and maybe it’s just because TFA was the first new Star Wars in so long, so people were on more of a high coming out of it. But, at least initially, it seems like (generally speaking, hive mind, conventional wisdom, etc.) people were able to overlook or accept… Read more
Counting the prequels and Clone Wars, there is absolutely know logical hierarchy of Jedi or Sith combat. Its completely story driven.
The two main complaints specific to Star Wars canon (as opposed to tone or pacing) seems to be that the mysteries from TFA were basically dispatched in an unsatisfying way and that Luke wouldn’t have given up on his student, the Resistance, the galaxy, and we never got to see Luke at the height of his powers, his… Read more
I do think it’s interesting that for most other major franchises, the movies that break away from the formula are among the most popular — Casino Royale, Star Trek IV, Fast 5, Dark Knight, etc.