Sorry Saul, I did go see it. Personal reasons, y’know. Besides, no Russian overdubs (in Russia, 99% of movies and shows are dubbed into Russian with variously horrible degrees of success) – a rare chance.
One thing for sure: I’m definitely not the target audience this time.
The most burning question is, how come Leia managed to cheat on Han with frellin’ Severus Snape?! Another galaxy and all.
On a more serious note – I was never fond of post-RotJ EU. Those authors were hell-bent on making Leia miserable and ignoring her Skywalker Force-sensitivity legacy up until she was basically a grandmother.
After Ep.VII, I’m beginning to reconsider this attitude. Because Leia is miserable in this timeline as well (maybe even more than in the original one), and not a Jedi either.
I was also hoping that Luke would be missing for the whole 3-episode ark. Alas.
Trying not to be 250% negative… I really liked the photography. The droids. Some aspects of the new characters (far from all). Seeing Leia and other old guard (even Ackbar). And… that’s that.
If anyone is interested to find out what else I didn’t like and why, I’ll make another (longer) post.