@whistlewright @lnxw48a1 if you don't care about the characters, and/ or you don't find the idea of a rebellion against a fascist Empire compelling, and/or you don't find the idea of having to defeat the dark side of yourself before you can defeat the fascists without becoming one (or something worse) then *shrug* you're not going to enjoy #StarWars. No big deal. But some of us love it, and we care about the stories being told well, and the character arcs being respected.
@lnxw48a1 maybe you missed that post, but I asked you why you were disappointed with Ep 5.? Here's what I liked about. 1) it wasn't just a lazy retread of #1. The whole plot had totally different set pieces than #ANH, giving us Luke and Han as battle-hardened buddies, a ground battle in the snow, a slightly demented hermit living in a swamp, a floating mining city, and the big reveal that the villian was not just impersonal evil personified, but related to the hero.
@lnxw48a1 I think we can assume that 1-6 were mostly true to George's original vision, since he was still in control of LF through them all. But I suspect that his vision for 7-9 was more akin to what we saw in the novels set in the post-6 "New Republic" period, and we know that all of this was completely thrown out of canon when Disney acquired LF. As I said in earlier rant, they tried to skip 7-9 and go straight to 10-12 without anyone noticing.
A long time ago, in a #StarWars editorial far, far away ...
@lnxw48a1 Maybe one day we'll get to see the real 7-9 stories as anthology prequels films, once the CGI gets good enough to digital clones to stand-in for the original characters, or even with new actors. I found Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover pretty convincing as Han and Lando in #Solo (wouldn't have even noticed the new Chewie if I didn't already know it was a new actor).
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