No spoilers intended.
I had high expectations for the movie.
I rate it three to four out of five stars.
Good movie, not as good as I hoped.
First of all, the film draws little or none directly from the Expanded Universe, now called Legends. It was confirmed by Lucasfilm on April 12 2014 that films VII, VIII, and IX would not tell the same story told in the post Return of the Jedi Expanded Universe. But not draw from the Expanded Universe in whole or in part? None of the characters, ships, planets, and organizations and other things from the Expanded Universe appear in films? Why? I think the films should draw at least some from the Expanded Universe. All material of the Expanded Universe is no longer canon? Just the six films and The Clone Wars? Why not just have a small portion of the material of the Expanded Universe remain canon? I think films VII, VIII, and IX should partially follow the Expanded Universe. I know the films are different from the Expanded Universe to give writers maximum creative freedom and preserve an element of surprise for the audience. I think yes, at least some things should be done in the films. Just keep some of the Expanded Universe.
Second of all, Han and Leia have only one son in the films, and not multiple children like in the Expanded Universe. That is not as cool. Not as much offspring from Han and Leia. I don’t know how to explain that better. Not much is passed on from Han and Leia.
Third of all, Luke doesn’t have any children. I know in the old republic, Jedi were forbidden to marry. But Luke would change some rules, because the code forbidding Jedi to marry is unreasonable and should be at least softened, not necessarily removed. I also know that Luke seems to be asexual, but that seems to be disproven by Luke’s love for Leia in Episode V, before Luke knows that Leia was his sister. After Luke discovered that Leia is his sister, Luke could find another woman to love. Luke’s children… Rey? It has been speculated that she is his daughter, but there’s a chance she’s not a relative. Other theories here(Don’t look at it if you don’t what to be spoiled).
No spoilers intended! Sorry if I spoil anything. Comment if you think I spoiled anything.
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Review for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
No spoilers intended.