If he can bring Star Wars back in the same fashion that he brought Star Trek back, I'm okay with this.
He didn't bring Star Trek back. He made an action movie using the same names and similar props.
Trekkies don't consider it cannon.
Like us old school Star Wars guys don't consider that godawful EU-destroying cartoon to be cannon.
I've never watched an episode of Star Trek. Never seen a movie. What JJ Abrams did with Star Trek was make it something everyone could enjoy. Old fans could get the shout-outs. Newcomers could enjoy the action and new vision. It's the fans who ignorantly hate anything new that comes out that ruin the movie for everyone. Take a look at video games. They're becoming more casual, appealing to more audiences. The die-hard fans of hardcore games are butthurt about it, but the truth is, they'll have to get over it. It's the direction that the media moves. Maybe some day in the future, the direction will shift the other way again. But for right now, this is how it is. No amount of complaining is going to change it. I loved the original trilogy. Like a good Star Wars fan, I ragged on the new trilogy. But I'm embracing the change. I'm excited to see what Abrams will do with this.
i think the continuation of the original star wars saga is a bad idea. they should have gone with something completely different and put the setting in the 'old republic' era where they are not limited by anything. This way they don't have to worry about capturing the same feel as the original movies, or keeping everything cannon. It could be its very own monster by itself. but no, that makes way too much sense.
While I'm giving this new saga a chance, I didn't realize that they were continuing the original saga. I completely agree with you dstates, it would have been much better for them to set it in a different time to free themselves of boundaries. I'm not sure if the continuation is an accurate fact, but if it is, that's sad.
I don't like J.J. Abrams. I thought Star Trek sucked and I didn't care for lost. I'm just hoping the guy that writes the screen play is at least decent with it and that Abrams doesn't mess with it at all.
They should have just hired Joss Whedon to direct Star Wars VII.