During the summer of 1999, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace stormed theaters with a wave of anticipation that was unprecedented. By that point, Star Wars was assumed to be a thing of the past – until George Lucas decided to revisit his beloved creation. It sent fans into a frenzy of immeasurable proportions, lighting a fire in the adolescent hearts of millions and millions…and millions.
But, then something strange happened.
The Phantom Menace wasn’t the Star Wars we all knew and loved. It was riddled with endless CGI, water-dwelling creatures that just wouldn’t shut up, and a little kid that you couldn’t help but want to perish in a pod racing accident. And, although the two sequels that follow, Attack of the Clones & Revenge of the Sith, gradually got better – it still didn’t change the fact that the Power of the Forced had been tainted and diminished.
So, why should anyone believe The Force Awakens will be any better? Scratch that. What makes anyone believe The Force Awakes will be the Star Wars film that fans deserve?
Keep in mind, I’m as big a Star Wars fan as the next person – but we’ve been here before. We’ve been disappointed before. No, we’ve be devastated before. And, if you’re plan to say The Force Awakens is too big to fail – you might as well call this new concoction the Hollywood’s modern day Titanic. Need I remind you – we’ve walked that sure to be safe path before.
With that said, there are the 5 gigantic mistakes that could turn Star Wars: The
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