I certainly do not want to alienate myself from Sci Fi fans, but I just have to get something off my chest. It is no secret that most people did not like (those are about the nicest words we could use) Star Wars Episodes 1, 2, and 3. Therefore, when J.J. Abrams was announced as the man who was taking the helm as the leader of the Star Wars future, I was cautiously optimistic. I was okay with his Star Trek reboot. I liked Lost. Alcatraz wasn’t too bad, but this was an example that everything he touches does not automatically turn to gold.
Everything was going fine at first. I liked Arndt coming in. I liked the idea that he was focusing on the children of our favorite heroes, and I didn’t mind at all that the likes of Solo, Leia, Skywalker, and just about everyone else was going to be more of a supporting cast. However, Abrams decision to possibly push Arndt’s script to later in the series or ditch it all together in favor of giving the old cast a more prominent role has raised a lot of questions.
The latest news to corroborate even my misgivings was brought about by the injury to Harrison Ford. According to some reports, there is a possibility that we could see a delay in the release of the movie. If they cannot adjust the schedule to account for Ford’s injury, this tells me he is in more of this movie than I may want to see him. If nothing else, this confirms the fact the old cast plays a more prominent role than we originally thought.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed on this one. For the time I will remain cautiously optimistic, but Abrams may be on a short leash. Considering the fact Michael Bay has destroyed the Transformers franchise and the G.I. Joe movies are so bad I can’t even get through them, I am not sure I can take much more of the trashing of all of my favorite properties as a child.