We're like the people chained up in the cave in the allegory of the people in the cave by the Greek guy.
What a waste of potential. Instead of doing something wholly fresh and original, good ol' fanboy J.J. Abrams bent over backwards to copy and remix elements from the original trilogy at every opportunity.
It's still fun, bright and filled with wonderful performances from old and new faces, but it just doesn't stick the landing. It's a fine enough starting point for Disney's new annual franchise, I suppose.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I like to think I'm a forgiving viewer- willing to suspend my disbelief and go along with jarring shifts in tone, as long as I find a film emotionally effective or at least creatively bold and sincere. This has made me somewhat of a fan of M. Night Shyamalan's work, because beneath the arrogance and self-seriousness lies an artist who very earnestly believes in the power of storytelling and wants to share that passion with everyone.
The problem with Glass…