I am not surprised. The Star Wars franchise has grown stale in recent years (as in–the last 20 years).
As I’ve written before, I remember watching the first Star Wars ever, at the cinema with my dad in the summer of ’77.
I was nine. My dad was twenty years younger than I am today.
The first three movies–Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi–were true originals. Absolutely amazing, in that time and place.
But they should have stopped in 1983, with the last of those three original films. Everything they’ve done since then has detracted from the power of what was done in the 1970s and 1980s.