- Jan 2019
It's like Disney couldn't take the risk of of abandoning the setting of plucky rebels fighting against an oppressive Empire, so they just handwaved everything away and made it so that the setting of the sequels is the same. Disney clearly wants to replicate the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Star Wars, but rushed it. The galaxy seems like a very small place in these new movies and it might have been better if at least a movie or two were building up the threat of the First Order, some clandestine investigation and then trying to convince the New Republic of this threat. As it is there's nothing in the Star Wars universe but Rebel Bases and massive fleets of Imperials, maybe a Space Las Vegas profiting off the two.The worst thing about the new trilogy is not that they are trying to redo the OT, but that they are trying to do it in a way that does not make any sense. Endor was supposed to be perhaps the biggest victory for the Light Side, the fall of the Sith, the effective end of the Empire as the dominant force in the Galaxy, the rebirth of the Republic. And it lasted 30 years. By trying to be the OT, the sequels have only made the OT pointless. The Emperor is dead? Oh nevermind, there is this new and bigger Dark Side Lord. The Empire is gone? Oh nevermind there is this even more powerful First Order Empire. Our heroes triumphed? Haha, they did not.