Written by Aaron Hoover
Experience tells me that me bringing up any of this will get me labeled a traitor, being called not a true fan. The complexity of the situation is, despite these things I still enjoyed the movie a lot; I just fear for the future of Star Wars. The issues I see aren't big and operatic like Order 66, it's more elusive and subtle; like Padmé calling for the vote of no confidence in chancellor Valorum.
And like Luke I have my doubts. If the vocal minority was loud enough to demand these changes, then maybe I was never a real fan to begin with. However, I know the vocal minority absolutely do not doubt their love and devotion; and I find solace in the words of two great men...
"Only a Sith deals in absolutes; I will do what I must" -Obi-Wan to Anakin at the end of Revenge of the Sith.
"I think the fans are going to love it. It’s very much the kind of movie they’ve been looking for." -George Lucas upon watching Episode VII
My assertion is that he's saying THE FANS will like it, it's what THEY'VE been looking for. It says this is THEM, not HIM. If the creator of Star Wars sees this whole situation the same way I do, I'm in really good company. Luke is confronted with his old lightsaber, the first step to making things right; I'm about to push the Publish button despite the eventual backlash.
"May The Force Be With Us"