Yes, what if the new Star Wars movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is pure shit – shit like Attack of the Clones? Imagine the mass hysteria it would cause.
The Force Awakens is the most anticipated movie of 2015, and probably the most anticipated in years. This is massive. This is the first Star Wars sequel. The hype surrounding this movie creates high expectations, as one would presume. “Original trilogy” cast members are returning, new characters and stories emerging, and all in the direction of the guy who made Star Trek cool (again), J. J. Abrams. Plus, two thirds of the “prequel trilogy” are quite disliked. So yes, the expectations for a good Star Wars movie are high.
Despite folk being wiser now to a terrifyingly poor Star Wars movie than they were in 1999 (prior to the release of Episode I – The Phantom Menace), I still feel that a fan backlash can occur… especially from the non-full-on-immersed Star Wars fans (the ones who DON’T dress up in character at screenings). I pick the “non-full-on-immersed” fans as the back-lashing fans, as the immersed ones, in my opinion, they won’t be too overly fussed if The Force Awakens is poor, as they can still buzz over the original trilogy and some aspects of the prequel trilogy, and they’ll probably desperately salvage one admirable aspect or two from the new movie. Whatever happens in The Force Awakens (and its sequels) WILL NOT, in my opinion, tarnish the legacy of the originals – if the prequel trilogy can’t, then nothing will.
I consider myself to be the “non-full-on-immersed”-type fan of Star Wars, but if it sucks, I won’t be gutted at all. If anything, to see the uproar, confusion, sadness, despair, hysteria and potential rioting over a poor blockbuster sequel will only make me laugh. For my mother’s sake, I do hope it’s good…I’m watching it with her on opening day.
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May the force be with you, I guess.