The Force Awakens has the chance to restore that feeling of the inexplicable, which was once the greatest power in the Star Wars universe. All it will take is a little more poetry and a whole let less pragmatism, and an understanding that in a space fantasy like Star Wars, it’s actually okay to explain things away with “a wizard did it.”
#6: Intergalactic sleaze
Hopefully Abrams and company will continue hinting at that sleazy, morally gray underbelly beneath the series’ black-and-white, good-versus-evil dynamic. They don’t need to throw in a Total Recall-style triple-breasted prostitute or anything, but more weird aliens who prioritize their own petty self-interests over an intergalactic struggle would certainly be welcome.
#9 Meaningful interactions between its female characters
So in addition to revisiting the Luke/Han friendship, and delving into the complex paternal drama inherent in the story, these new films should also take the opportunity to explore mother/daughter bonds, begrudging female friendships, and loyal sisterhoods