Can J.J. Abrams continue in bringing the heat, this time for Star Wars: Episode IX?
With The Last Jedi getting a bit of negative attention, for some reason, certain fans weren’t happy with Rian Johnson’s delivery of the film. Well, most people enjoyed it, but it’s typically the mob of the smaller percentile who speak the loudest, giving the appearance that the movie, in fact, is hated by most fans. Indeed, that is not the case. Now, J.J. Abrams is getting the opportunity to finish what he started, with Star Wars: Episode IX on the horizon, just two “short” years away from release.
The first inquiry heading into the next saga film is, will Abrams handle the pressure to perform and bring the same fire he did in The Force Awakens? Back in 2015 when The Force Awakens was released, the hype couldn’t be more enormous. After all the dust settled, the intelligent fans were pleased with his creation.
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With ushering in a new era of characters, Abrams took some huge risks, and they significantly paid off. Being able to cater to both new and old fans of the saga successfully is no easy feat.
Killing off Han Solo was expected, yet shocking. Having the guts to pull that off brilliantly, with Kylo Ren was the culprit, was just perfect.
Speaking of Kylo Ren, The Force Awakens kicks off the film, leading you to believe he’s another Darth Vader. Come to find out, he’s nowhere close, with Abrams throwing a nice curveball in the plot.
Also, having a Stormtrooper defect from the tyranny of the First Order was different, providing Star Wars fans something never seen before on screen.
J.J. Abrams has my complete confidence that he will be able to finish out the trilogy that he started a few years ago. He’s given the unique opportunity to bring an end to the original characters, while continuing to build up the new generation of characters for the modern age of fans — one’s he created by the way.
He’s shown flashes of creativity with the hit TV shows Lost, Alias, and 1961. Contrary to popular belief, J.J. Abrams is a creative dude.
For those who are still on the Star Wars fan-wagon after The Last Jedi, is J.J. Abrams an excellent fit to finish the trilogy, with Star Wars: Episode IX? Or, would you have preferred another director get a crack at it?
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