Despite what JJ has said in interviews, bringing back Palpatine absolutely shreds the original trilogy to pieces in the name of a blockbuster movie. Star Wars would be infinitely better off if this trilogy didn't exist. It was a galaxy full of possibilities to tell new stories, and they decided to tell the same story over again, but with fresh faces, more special effects, and the knowledge that they'd make hundreds of millions of dollars anyway.
Before you say "Matt, you're just bitter/angry it's not your Star Wars anymore," I'd say I'm not bitter or angry, I'm genuinely apathetic. I don't care about why Episodes 7 or 8 or 9 don't work in Star Wars lore anymore. Not interested in nerdy arguments about the force or space physics in the sequels anymore. Because these movies are not, in fact, my Star Wars. I am happy for those of you that have been able to enjoy these movies. I loved the anticipation and going to the theater with my brothers on opening night every time. I just am not able to enjoy these movies like you, but I'm glad you can.
I would like nothing more than to have a beer with George Lucas and for him to open up about how Disney messed up his creation. He surely knew it would happen when he sold it though.
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I am now a full blown Lucas apologist.