oh, you know.
obviously I loved these movies when they came out, then I thought I grew out of them a little and now am embarrassed by the immaturity of the idea that I could grow out of them.
the other thing: as time has passed, I have grown to appreciate even more the care and craft and time that you can feel in every frame of this movie. modern blockbusters and franchise movies, almost without exception, feel bizarrely rushed -- even the…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
JJ Abrams helpfully put three metaphors for TROS into the movie itself.
1) a scene in which a character combs through some ruins from the original trilogy in search of a macguffin that will lead to that trilogy's villain
2) the reanimated corpse of the original trilogy's villain dangling from the strings of a giant machine, like a marionette
3) a scene in which a character returns from beyond the grave to explicitly disavow his actions from the previous film