I don’t it has “jumped the shark”. My issue with the new films is how fast they’ve been cranking this shit out. They aren’t giving the new movies any room to breath. The Force Awakens was a decent 6-6.5/10 flick but it was kinda relying too heavily on it’s sequel to pick up it’s slack. Rouge One was a nice change of pace and it was a nice appetizer before the main course (The Last Jedi). My biggest issue with RO was well, spoiler alert: they get the Death Star plans and personally I find the exhaust port thing being a flaw to be revisionist history. But that’s just par for the course with Star Wars. Then, The Last Jedi comes out and I’d say a solid 1/4 of the fanbase’s reception to the movie was negative (myself included). Then, about a week after TLJ hits video, Solo is out. I hadn’t even digested TLJ yet and next thing I know I see a trailer for Solo and it comes out in a week. Like, how didn’t I hear about this? (I guess I shouldn’t take long breaks from this site)
It’s not that I want Star Wars to be a “rare event”, I just don’t have the time for the Marvel movies. I don’t wanna see 3 films in the same series a year. Is it too much to ask just to space out the movies another year or two?
I want time to digest a movie. If Star Wars went the direction of the X-Men movies, with one every year or two (or 3) taking place in different eras, with different characters doing different things I’d be fine with it. But so far, it’s all people fighting Stormtroopers, flying X-wings, Shooting TIE Fighters, etc.
I mean, other than TFA and TLJ, everything has been ANOTHER fucking prequel. Is a whole TV series, and two feature films in the same era not enough? What about a movie or TV show that takes place in between the OT and the ST? The era everyone wants to know about?
It all just feels like more of the same, and it feels like I’m having things pushed on me I don’t want.