Great article. When grownup nerds freak out over Star Wars movies outside of the original trilogy it’s because they have turned those three movies into a kind of sacred text and they forget that Star Wars movies are basically made for 9–12 year olds. Children tend to love the dreaded prequels and the newest in-progress trilogy. It’s hard to hate Last Jedi when sitting in a theater with your son and daughters who are cheering when General Leia glides back to safety and when Rey and Kylo battle Snoke’s guards.
We all need to relax. They’re movies that are made for our children.