Fans have been reawakened by a sequel to the Star Wars trilogy known as "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." J.J Abrams has produced the highest grossing film in 2015 and was very successful. Despite it's huge success and popularity, i am one of the few who will say that this film was utter garbage.
I am a loyal Star Wars fan who loves every episode of George Lucas's films and the expanded universe. J.J Abrams has stated that his goal was to appeal to old Star Wars fans by adding onto the trilogy. As a fan, i do not want another installment because i am content with episode 6 being the conclusion. Nevertheless, many people are calling this film the best of all time. Of course, people will love it because it's Star Wars! People want to bring back the characters who we all know and love. However this film is so overrated as i shall explain.
Why does Star Wars 7 suck? Because it doesn't add anything new to the storyline. Star Wars 7 was rehashing 90% of what was already seen in the saga - Family betrayal, Stormtroopers, Sith/Jedi, the force, etc. While watching the film, i could not focus on the new plot because it was vastly overshadowed by old characters such as Han Solo, Leia, Luke Skywalker, and so on. The other 10% of the new characters are completely useless. Kylo Ren is just a wanna-be Darth Vader throwing temper tantrums when he doesn't get his way. John Boyega was a filler character with no useful skills vital to the protagonists. Rey is just a female version of Luke Skywalker. The plot is poorly written as nothing major occurs. It seems all that J.J Abrams tried to do was make a tribute to the old Star Wars films.
While we should love the Star Wars trilogy, it's time is already over. All good things come to an end. J.J Abrams wasted his resources in reviving an already perfect plot. There are other eras in Star Wars that could've used the recognition such as the Old Republic. For those who've played "Knights of the Old Republic", you are familiar with the many Jedi and legendary Sith lords in this prequel epoch of the Star Wars expanded universe. Just imagine how famous J.J Abrams could've made the Old Republic era if he took the time to invest his resources wisely. He could've directed a whole new trilogy of Star Wars rather than trying to squeeze one film into the series. He could've inspired a new generation of Star Wars fans and spark interest in the Expanded Universe which is underrated to say the least.
Because of this, i am disappointed by J.J Abrams decision to create Star Wars 7. He is one of my favorite directors and highly esteemed, but this is one project in which potential was wasted.