R2-D2 is coming back to Star Wars!
I bet you’re thinking, “Hey, I could of guessed that.”
After all, R2-D2 and C3P0 are the glue that unifies the original Star Wars movies with the lesser respected prequels that came later. So while R2-D2 is on board for these new J.J. Abrams films, we’re all expecting C3P0 to come back as well.
Unfortunately, what the Internet is not expecting is an original script. After the prequels disappointed, these new films just feel like Disney cashing in its Lucas chip so that it can take over the “blockbuster film” industry between Marvel Comics’ superhero movies and Lucas flicks.
J.J. may have become a sci-fi favorite because of Lost, but Star Trek: Into Darkness and his new series Almost Human have led me to believe that J.J. doesn’t care about originality anymore. Into Darkness was a poor ripoff of the original Wrath of Khan. It’s recycled story, with Leonard Nemoy giving his younger Spock-self the solution, would have worked better if it didn’t have the Star Trek brand. As for Almost Human, that’s just a horrible mish mosh of just about every sci-fi flick you can think of (AI, Minority Report, Total Recall, Blade Runner, need I continue?).
Sorry, but the whole homage thing feels like a crutch that J.J. just can’t shake of late. I don’t need a new Star Wars trilogy that just gives throwback references to the original films. If I wanted that, I’d just watch the original films (thankfully, I still have the ACTUAL original films on VHS and digitized).
So thank you for bringing back R2-D2, J.J.
But let’s not start making this Star Wars: Episode VII – Attack of the Rehash.