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psychoticmilkman  ·  793 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Star Wars: The Last Jedi 1st teaser

For what it's worth, they've been hinting at moving towards force users who balance the light and dark side in all of the current canon. The comics mention it a lot as well as Star Wars Rebels, it's even hinted at in TFA.

I'm not expecting a shot for shot remake of Empire, but a launch in a whole new direction for Star Wars to take after they finish off this trilogy. Still plenty of fans will be upset.

user-inactivated  ·  793 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Still plenty of fans will be upset.

In all seriousness, I actually blame the extended universe for this, both what is now known as legends as well as the new canon. The books, the videogames, etc. A lot of that stuff is fun and exciting, but it also creates a very inconsistent narative and inconsistent rules for the universe. As a result, Star Wars fans have a ton of material to work with to create fan theories, head canon, etc. Which in general, is all well and good, but for some of the more vocal Star Wars fans, they're really attached to some of their views of what the Star Wars universe should look like and how it should operate. So when a new movie comes out, easily the most important Star Wars product there is both in financial terms as well as story telling terms, and it doesn't jive with what they're expecting, the don't like it as much.

I've argued in the past that TFA is just a flawed movie, and I'm fine with that. Some of the more out there arguments against the movie though . . ? I just wanna say "Easy guys. It's just a story."

psychoticmilkman  ·  793 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Maybe I lucked out. I grew up loving the original trilogy, but never getting into any of the extended universe. I was a teenager when the prequels came out and didn't love or hate them (maybe I hated Attack of the Clones a little).

I had just started getting into the extended universe when The Force Awakens came out. I had only read The Thrawn Trilogy, and when they announced a new canon I basically abandoned anything else "Legends" and started consuming just the new canon.

I certainly wont say that The Force Awakens was perfect, but I did manage to get me really excited about new Star Wars content.

user-inactivated  ·  793 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah. I used to be a huge Star Wars fan growing up. Then my enthusiasm for it was dormant for about 10 years, until I saw the teaser for TFA. I wasn't really all that excited until I saw the Millenium Falcon and all of a sudden everything came rushing back.

If you haven't, you should check out the CGI Clone Wars series. It's wonderfully done and more than makes up for the prequel trilogy.

psychoticmilkman  ·  792 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The Clone Wars was good. I think it did a great job portraying how close Anakin and Obi-Wan really were. Brothers.