There are many, many, many, things you can fault the prequel trilogy (Episodes I, II, and III) of Star Wars with. The one thing you absolutely can’t say about them is that they in any way, shape, or form resemble the original trilogy (Episodes IV, V, and VI) of films, despite having quite a few of the same heroes and villains. The prequels are largely flawed and had they stuck a bit closer to the originals I think they would still have been seen as a failure for those same reasons. However, they are so completely, wildly different from general plot to planets to aliens to technology that most fans felt they had gone too far and were too different from the movies they all knew and loved.
Did The Force Awakens then over correct and cater too much to the “old guard” of fans? Well, yes and no. Continue Reading