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Very little negativity is swirling round the Star Wars sequel trilogy at present, which of course means very little as a similar optimism pervaded during the Episode I production era. As we all know, since Episode I’s release things have been a lot different, the name Star Wars has been something often met with a groan and for good reason, as creator George Lucas has gone from geek God to bumbling, stumbling incompetent in the space of three movies.

Whisper it, but the prequels aren’t quite as horrible as everybody remembers them; they just don’t stack up against the originals, and this has always felt like the greatest opportunity missed given Star Wars’ big screen potential. At the moment though, there is a genuine buzz developing out of the ashes of the comparatively failed prequels, and the feeling is this is a film that could really »

- Chris O'Malley

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