“Star Wars”: What THR Thought

I agree with the basics of Todd McCarthy’s assessment: “With J.J. Abrams back at the helm after having efficiently relaunched the franchise four years ago with The Force Awakens, there was little doubt that the serious business of keeping Disney’s most valuable acquisition well-tended would be responsibly managed by the man who previously relaunched Star Trek on the big screen. If anything, the director has overcompensated, practically tripping over himself in a mad-dash effort to deliver the expected goods and then some. It’s easy to conjure up the image of him as a beleaguered chef in a large kitchen preparing a huge banquet, trying to satisfy lots of customers in the ways that count and not goof up anything too important.”

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