Some of the hate being thrown at people who have legitimate questions concerning the film is concerning. Star Wars brought fans together. This film has split us in two and added unsavory elements from outside to stir up more disagreement.
Captain Needa said:
I started reading the Aftermath books after watching TFA because I really wanted to like the movie more. I bought all three after Rogue One. … I can now say those books are terrible! I held my nose through a book and a half before I saw the TLJ. I am done.
For the record, the Aftermath trilogy won’t do shit to help you understand the context of the sequel trilogy. Claudia Gray’s Bloodline is what you’re looking for.
I will give it a shot. I am really thinking about finally reading that Thrawn series.
Yo Captain, Needa apology?
The whole scene with Leia moonwalking like Michael Jackson only dreamed of. Dear Lord…I loved Carrie Fisher, God rest her soul. That was worse than a pod race and the pod race in TPM was like 15 minutes of the movie. I think this movie was written to shake off the purists of the OT and it has been largely successful in doing just that. History will judge these films just as they have judged the previous trilogies. I just don’t believe there is any way these movies will stand up after 40 years the way that IV, V and VI. Ultimately I don’t think they will hold up well against the prequels. But I could be wrong.
I started reading the Aftermath books after watching TFA because I really wanted to like the movie more. I bought all three after Rogue One. Seeing (yes…even a CGI) Tarkin, the Death Star and Darth Vader got me really excited to see TLJ. I know Rogue One had some problems but I had always wondered about why Leia had made a point to bring up the sacrifice involved in securing the plans. I can now say those books are terrible! I held my nose through a book and a half before I saw the TLJ. I am done. The storytelling in those books is very similar to the way these screenplays are being written. It almost feels like Star Trek fans have infiltrated the brain trusts who engineered this Disney mega-deal. The storylines of the new trilogy seem to be following more of the direction of this modern Star Trek vibe. I mean the first JJ Abrams Star Trek movie was IMO a very good movie…for a Star Trek movie. JJ is going to end this trilogy with a bang I am sure. But I could really see Chewbacca babysitting Porgs and possibly going vegan while Rey and Kylo find out that the meaning of balance in the Force is falling in love and living happily ever after in Darth Vader’s castle on Mustafar.
Disney thinks that movies like Rogue One, Solo and Kenobi will keep the purists happy. I believe that they will have that semi-Star Trek crossover appeal going into whatever new saga they plan post-Ep IX. Disney will proceed to make the Force into a magic that virtually anyone can find in themselves based off what we saw with the boy Force sweeping. I mean…really where is this all going? I have watched TLJ 3 times now and tried to be as objective as I can be. I really wanted it to work but it is worse than Episode I.