Why Rian Johnson Has the Potential to Take Star Wars in a Truly Unique Direction – Slate Magazine (blog)

We can argue about the effectiveness of this decision all we want, because make no mistake — recycling A New Hope‘s plot was a deliberate decision. For me, it didn’t work: I had come to see a new movie, not a remake, and yet, after the terrific first 40 minutes, here I was, watching another run on the Death Star, like a billion VHS, DVD, and Blu-Ray discs weren’t just sitting around as proof of the inevitability of its destruction.