My full phrase was "mass audience safe sentimentality." Sure, the series has always aimed to pull in big crowds, but one of the reasons I like it so much is that Lucas has never really favored weepy sentiment delivered via sledgehammer in the manner I often perceive with other highly touted SF adventure names such as Peter Jackson, Abrams, even Spielberg to a degree. And yeah, I stand by the bro comment. Different strokes. Some can't stand Anakin as a whiny teenager, and I'm one who can't help but see way too much annoying frat boy in Abrams' Kirk.