So to address your second comment.My main issue with the Sequels in not the story (although I strongly believe it would have been better if a loose arc was constructed first). My main issue is that the hero characters of the original trilogy go on an have miserable lives. This does not make it a bad story, it simply makes me feel bad. Now if I had never seen the episodes 1-6, then I would not have had that emotional connection with the characters. It's sort of a different situation when you talk about the prequels. If the prequels had come out before, the original trilogy, I might have had issue with episodes 4-6 because I would feel bad for the lives of the characters of the prequel. The only difference is that the original trilogy wrapped up everything in a nice little happy ending (and an assumption of happily e ver after) while the prequels left us with a lot of dark moments and leaves you with the idea that the story still needs to be resolved.
As for the sequels, there is really only one aspect of the story I have not been able to resolve as a fan that I can make any sense from. It is the chase through space. So the FO and the Resistance each has a fleet and apparently all these ships are capable of traveling at the same sub light speed, no faster, no slower. But the distance is just enough to keep the resistance from getting destroyed. Now the resistance cannot get any help but what about the FO. Can't they get someone two join in from the other direction or just take one ship and jump out then back in from somewhere on the other side? It just doesn't make any sense. IF ANYONE HAS a good fan theory why this makes sense, let me know because I would be happy to embrace it.
Other than that, there are some nice moments in the story but overall, the movie just did not excite me. I felt board through most of it waiting for something to happen. Even the speeder scene Crait was a bunch of nothing. They go out there to do battle and then have to turn around. The main purpose of that scene was to advance the the Finn story of him choosing to take up the cause of the Resistance. The Finn story is nice, just not very exciting. It would have been nice if there was some battle element between the speeders and the walkers similar to the The Empire Strikes Back, not just the Falcon coming in to save them.
Oh I totally understand why they couldn’t show it, I’m just much more interested in it as a story. I think if they hadn’t be SO SCARED of touching the political details for fear of being compared with the Prequels then it would have softened it a little bit. We don’t know why the FO is seemingly so well supplied and the New Republic is hardly mentioned in favor of The Resistance, who last one movie before they’re just “The Rebellion” again. I’m really not losing sleep over all this, I just don’t find any enjoyment in that trilogy. I do need to stop bitching about it though
Ha... because Disney is a failed movie company and... oh wait, they are not and you’re just making a lazy insult. Clever.....not.Any idea when they'll actually make one?
But that is typical Star Wars. Anh jumped right into the action. They relied on the scroll to give you just enough background. Every trilogy did that as well with every saga movie with the exception of the time between 7 and 8.
Plus let’s be realistic, None of them can pass for 1 to 20 years after Return of the Jedi. They need to jump ahead. The only thing they could do is use cgi to de-age them. Can you imagine this thread if that happened? Look at what people bitch about now. You are just going to have to rely on comics and novels for now to fill in the gaps.