My wife and I finally saw the new Star Wars movie. Our verdict: It was not good! I will explain why after the jump. But what worries me is that pretty much everyone I’ve heard from, plus 93% of critics tracked by Rotten Tomatoes, loved it. Are we the only ones in the galaxy who were disappointed? What is the matter with us? A group of our tribe that was home for Christmas watched it earlier, and the report was positive, though later, under interrogation, one admitted that she felt the way we did. Are there others, perhaps inhibited by peer pressure from stating their true views? Or is there something good in the movie that we somehow missed?
Let me state my case against the movie. Then I’d like you to say whether I’m right or wrong. I wanted very much to like this film, being a fan of Star Wars, so I’m open to persuasion. [Read more...]