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The Force Has Awoken Something

I've already given my two cents about the latest Star Wars missive. You can listen here. I wanted to talk about two things that really stood out for me about this latest addition to the Star Wars universe. 1. This is just a remake. Yes. So what? JJ Abrams and company had a TALL order when Disney laid this one on them. First, the last Star Wars property had REALLY burned the fans of the original trilogy. Even a fan of the prequels has to admit that most criticism of the prequels is legit for the most part. Second, this was a "sequel" to a movie that is nearly 40 years old. Wow, that'll make you feel old. For those like me who remember seeing the original Star Wars in 1977, that's like a legit sequel to "Wizard of Oz" that came out that year. Can you imagine the lambasting that anyone taking THAT on would have to deal with? Most of our kids and all of China have never seen the original movies- it is about to open this Saturday! While us old folk