Force Awakens’ First Line Shows How Much Star Wars Prequel Opinion Changed

The opening line of Star Wars: The Force Awakens illustrated just how much the opinions of Star Wars fans have shifted towards the prequel trilogy in recent years. When it was released in 2015, The Force Awakens was viewed by many as a reaction to the prequels backlash that begun almost as soon as Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace was released in 1999. Certain storytelling choices and the use of real sets and locations rather than a reliance on CGI appeared to be conscious attempts to return to the feel and spirit of Star Wars’ iconic original trilogy.
When …