The sheer volume of fan talk and the amount of press coverage dedicated to Star Wars: The Force Awakens might have you thinking that J.J. Abrams’ two-hour takeover of the Star Wars franchise is going to be the greatest film of all-time. And yet none of us have even seen the movie to know whether the hype is justified.
Of course, the trailers, TV spots and featurettes promise a world reinvigorated by a new set of eyes. The footage we’ve had shows off a great deal to look forward to, not least the opportunity to bask in a universe that had lost its way under its own creator. Already you can see exciting new worlds, great new villains and whoop-worthy heroes both new and old.
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Still, rarely is a movie ever totally infallible, and there are things we know already about the new Star Wars film that could be causes for concern. In fact, there are several reasons to think it might be best to temper that excitement and lower those soaring expectations before the big day – December 18th – arrives.
So, without further ado, read on for 10 reasons why it may be smart to remain just a bit cautiously optimistic ahead of the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.