When asked about "The Force Awakens," Lucas offered a back-handed compliment: "I think the fans are going to love it. It’s very much the kind of movie they’ve been looking for." Recently, he was reported to enjoy "The Last Jedi" quite a bit more, saying it was "beautifully made" and complimenting the director after screening it.
Meanwhile, much of the fanbase is up in arms that "The Last Jedi" doesn't "feel like a Star Wars film" - a gripe that was common of the prequel trilogy. After sitting through "The Force Awakens" in 2015, I was surprised to find that my appreciation of the prequel films actually deepened. "TFA" was stronger from a mechanical standpoint, but added little to the SW Universe.
I'll be the first to admit that "The Last Jedi" is flawed in a number of ways, but I was overjoyed at the amount of new ground that was broken in the film. It seems that the old adage is right that general audiences don't want anything new of sequels, they just want the same "feeling" the got from the first film to be repackaged.
What are your thoughts? Am I crazy, or might have old George spoke the truth about the SW fanbase?
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