Grant_C wrote:I think criticism of TFA is that it's to much like ANH. This is true and the constant nods to the OT don't help this.
But I also feel that this is just the surface of what the film appears to be. A more detailed look into the motivations of the characters and story actually provides an excellent fertile interpretation into the Star Wars myth.
I've heard TFA being referred to in the press and online as 'the Star Wars reboot' which given its similarities to ANH is understandable, but wow, we'd have strung up JJ if TFA had been promoted as a Star Wars reboot before anyone had seen it.
If EP8 follows that reboot trend then it should be Dagobah-type training based for Rey in particular, but more interestingly, for Kylo as well. As we left it, he's headed off to finish his training from Snoke. I think we'll find out pretty early in EP8 whether the Sith concept still exists or whether Snoke is something different.
I think he's probably something different to the Sith purely because we even though the film watchers are aware of the Sith and what it means, I get the feeling that the people who'd actually live in a galaxy ruled by Palpatine wouldn't have known what he was. He's hardly going to advertise the fact! So therefore, the whole Sith concept would still be wrapped in myth and mystery, and unless Snoke had previously come across The Emperor or Vader, then all he'd know about it was conjecture from stories etc.