The trailer for Star Wars VII was just released this week. I'm a little ambivalent about it so far, but I think that's because they're fighting an uphill battle. They're not going to be able to recreate the original, so they're going to have to make the audience start from scratch. Part of the appeal of the original Star Wars trilogy was the way the actors meshed so well with their characters and with each other. I don't know if JJ Abrams is going to be able to duplicate that. However, if the first two-and-a-half minutes of this video is any indication, he's the best candidate for the job. A lot of good stories have come from Bad Robot in the last sixteen years.

AuthorSheffield Leithart