I know what you’re thinking. “What comes after Darth Vader?” At the very least, this is what went through my head after watching this trailer. I mean, everything in the first six episodes revolves around the evo-devolution of Anakin Skywalker. And if he’s dead, then what? I mean, do you remember the years of pro basketball after Michael Jordan re-retired? I don’t.
But that’s ok. Let’s be honest – the entire storyline is going to be amazing, and we don’t even know what it is yet. The main sci-fi component, even with laser guns, flying ships and space explosions, is still the plot device of the force. Think about it from a purely logical point. If in a universe/cosmos/infinite space system, people are battling against other people/baddies, what better thing to have than a freaking force throw. I mean, it’s basically unfair. Like my fiancee cooking all vegetarian dishes recently.
What do I expect? I expect that episode seven will cycle much closer to episode one than episode four, and by that I mean that I think it’s going to basically be a whole bunch of exposition with some cool special effects thrown in. And this time there’s no Jar-Jar Binx (for the love of everything right and holy in this world), so we have that working for us.
Review to come after a gigantic soda and two fill ups of buttery movie theater popcorn opening night on December 18, 2015.