“I Liked ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens'” or “Leave George Lucas Alone”

James Bingham reviews Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

***If you haven’t had a chance to check out Star Wars: The Force Awakens, turn back now. Spoilers follow.

Back in 2007, when half the world was having a nervous breakdown over David Chase’s finale of The Sopranos, I remember reading one fan’s own version of that final scene. He had taken the time to write it out himself, complete with camera angles. I remember he closed his proposal with, “If I may be so bold.” I remember thinking, “No, you may not!” Everyone had spent eight years talking about what a genius David Chase was, but were ready to brand him a heretic because he had written a single scene in a single episode they didn’t like. Granted they really, really didn’t like it. But still. Continue reading ““I Liked ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’” or “Leave George Lucas Alone””

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