I’m a fan of Star Wars. Not so much to be angry at people saying they like or dislike a particular episode. Not so much to check all possible related media. Not so much to easily quote the characters. But just enough to adore the imagination fueling exciting Galaxy Far, Far Away that had several amazing pieces of art/entertainment set in it ever since the original Star Wars (A New Hope). I also don’t particularly like going to the cinemas, but as with the Episode VII, I gave up on my dislikes and went to watch Episode VIII in the IMAX theater. Ever since the announcement of the “new trilogy”, I’ve had just one big question, and that question was “but why?” And don’t tell me – money, – the franchise could probably be making enough on the re-releases of the 6 episodes alone, not mentioning everything else. Episode VII didn’t really answer that question, but rather reinforced it, despite being a pretty okay Star Wars movie. What about Episode VIII?
Oh, and while I, as always, don’t spoil the story, I will speak of some things that will spoil the expectations so if you want to have a pure first watching experience (like I did, I didn’t even watch any trailers), I’d suggest reading this only after you have seen the movie.