Author: Nathan Kerner
I’ve rewatched the four major sequels that were released in 2015 and 2016 to see if I was right about the nature of releasing a sequel to a property that’s been dormant for almost a decade.
Well, we made it, people. We have reached the third age of Star Wars in cinema. The sci-fi cinematic juggernaut is back, and we’ll be getting more Star Wars than ever before. …And I don’t care.
“Does Lucas seem like a guy capable of playing a long game like having the bad guy be the comic relief for two movies before revealing himself as the ultimate evil? He didn’t even handle Palpatine’s long game well.”
“Of course, sequels are a big way for Hollywood to keep revenue up, but some movies are being designed with sequels in mind before they’ve even proven there’s interest in a series.”
“The internet has made watching movies easier, and made distribution easier, but the internet has also played a large role in the decline in quality of mainstream American movies, especially among blockbusters.”
“If you’ve been waiting decades for the return of your favorite franchises, there’s a good chance you’ll be pleased by what’s coming in the next few years. But there’s a much better chance you won’t, because it’s all going to be terrible.”