Why I’m More Scared About ‘Star Wars 7′ Than Excited
I'm more nervous about Star Wars 7 than I am excited because they can easily screw it up. Right now half of the movies are kind of screwed up (prequels).
The likelihood of them getting it right is smaller than them getting it wrong. J.J. Abrams has done some good things so far like getting some of the original cast. That could be cool. The direction they're supposed to go with the story line seems to be right. But I'm still worried.
Should I define wrong by past Star Wars screw ups?
Look at prequels. The entire set of movies basically have no plot. The characters are so shallow. The audience gains no emotional connection with them.
What we hope to see: characters like Han Solo.
Who is he? He's a scoundrel with a heart of gold. He's abrasive but he really wants to be a good guy in the end. When he's frozen we're shocked and worried. When we find out he's all right in "Return of the Jedi" we're relieved. It's because we care!
Ask who Padme Amidala is... people might say, "Luke's mom."
We don't really know anything about her other than she's hot. We don't relate with her, we don't worry about her, we just don't care about her. The whole cast of the prequels is like that. They don't seem to have heart and soul.
Am I sounding too critical? I'm a huge star wars fan and that's the problem.
I think they did a really good job with the Star Trek reboot. However, Star Trek is not Star Wars.
Like all real fans of Star Wars fans I'll be scared to death until this new movie comes out and it (hopefully) surprises us.