Toby wrote:The music wasn't very good. Apart from that, I thought it was a great Star Wars film and not much else. The Droid was by far the best thing about it, alongside the continual nods to the Star Wars universe via ships old and new and characters (such as Dr Evazan) that repeatedly fired synaptic pellets of nostalgic pleasure into my brain.
I'm not sure how I feel about that though. Part of me wishes they'd just cut the chord and show new stuff instead of inserting footage from 40 years ago even if it's all very well done. It just jars a bit but, like you say, it does hit pleasure spots. Both new films have hit those spots for me but Episode 8 needs to really stretch out and do something new. I think it will. In the meantime this hit the spot. It's not a great film - are any of them really? - but I don't need that from a Star Wars movie. This was comfortably above what I was expecting.