Dean Freeman writes: "These should be halcyon days for Star Wars fans, but fandom in the modern world can be poisonous and self-destructive. There has been a Star Wars cinema release every year since 2015, with The Mandalorian and the animated series adding to that, alongside the comics and novels.
Ten years ago I’d have loved picking apart the sequel trilogy, for all its flaws, mistakes and missed opportunities. I have the ammunition in my head – I know the old expanded universe – but I just don’t have the need to fire it off. At the time I enjoyed Episodes 7-9 for what they were. I embraced the wackiness of ROTS and walked away having had a happy enough cinema experience.
But the long lingering sense of it not being quite right, one I’d pushed down so as to not associate myself with the histrionics of the internet, did finally re-emerge over the last few months, as I worked my way through Star Wars: Fallen Order."