Rogue One was banal and felt dull.
TFA was unoriginal but it was fun, had interesting moments and good new characters.
TLJ needs to blow the door off the building and shatter all the windows if it wants me on-board with these new films.
As for my own opinions, I enjoyed TFA during its release in theaters. But by the time the hype died down, I felt that TFA was literally just ANH 2.0 and obviously was disappointed. I really was hoping for something new.
Rogue One was a predictable film for obvious reasons, but I personally felt that the filmmakers really brought that 70's feeling back to Star Wars, which was a good thing. You can see those influences from the hair styles and mustaches, to the little cameos and easter eggs and even down to the 70's Vietnam-era surplus gear on the Rebel commandos' costumes. I also really liked how the filmmakers made the battle at Scariff a Pyrrhic victory for the rebels- All the main characters die, most of the Rebel Fleet gets blown to hell and Vader nearly captures the plans in that hallway.
But I understand why people are worried about TLJ. I too hope that it's not another rehash of ESB, but the shots of the new walkers on a white plain, and the Millennium Falcon flying through what looked like an asteroid tunnel are making me very skeptical that this film won't be ESB 2.0. However, it seems Luke has serious doubts about the Jedi as an organization, much like Kreia did. That gives me a little hope
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