I liked the new Star Wars movie. As a fan of the original, I didn’t really have much of a choice about it. I mean, it’s pretty much the same film. I don’t fault Disney and J.J. Abrams for approaching it this way. In their shoes, I would have done the same thing. They essentially took everything that worked in the original Star Wars movie and used it again, and, in doing so, ensured that they’d get a decent return on the $4 billion they paid George Lucas for the franchise. There was a lot riding on this, and they, understandably, didn’t want to leave anything to chance. Which, again, I’m fine with. I just kind of resent being told that it’s a sequel, when it’s really a reboot… I’m sure that, in time, someone with more time than me will chart out all of the similarities between The Force Awakens and the original Start Wars. Here, though, are just a few points off the top of my head to get the ball rolling.
Oh, one last thing… Yes, when the rebels blew up the Starkiller Base, they saved the planets in the system being threatened by the First Order, but won’t life on those planets end anyway, seeing as how the Starkiller Base, by the time it was destroyed, had already depleted their sun? I mean, sure, these planets weren’t blown up, but, without a sun, won’t they wither and die anyway? [Tanks for nothing, Poe Dameron.]