There Are No New Ideas


Basically, this is what the new Star Wars movie poster looks like. And when you make the fatal mistake of judging a film based on the movie poster, you come away with one of two possibilities--good film or meh film. It looks to me like this is going to be a rehash of all of the ideas found in the original trilogy. There are new faces and all that, but, essentially, the whole thing will boil down to a new Darth Vader and a new planet-killing "death star" weapon that everyone has to stop. At some point, it'll looks like it will be about daddy issues and a countdown to destruction.
Talk about risk averse. Nope, we're not getting anything more than a Star Wars version of the second Star Trek film--the Wrath of Cumberbatch.
Yay! They ressurected a billion dollar franchise and then just recycled old ideas in order to hoover money out of the pockets of gullible people. If someone thought that they were going to be daring and go off on wild tangents and come up with a new way to tell this story, they would be wrong. This is exactly what they did with the first and second Star Trek films--they retold a story everyone already knew.
I hope I'm wrong, of course, because ruining things is no fun.