I found this to be an interesting take on the progression of the SW franchise. http://screencrush.com/star-wars-episode-7-force/ Excerpt: I can’t for the life of me figure out why ‘Star Wars‘ fans gravitate so strongly toward Jedi so much that they actually want to see more. Sure, Jedi are interesting to learn about, but when they are actually on the screen, they are some of the least exciting characters in the ‘Star Wars’ movies. I don’t have a crazy wish list of things I want to see in this new trilogy (though, it will be cool to see the Millennium Falcon again), but I do hope this new team downplays the Force again. By the Prequels, the Force turned Jedi into superhuman, magic-wielding, super-speedsters. In the original ‘Star Wars,’ a case could be made that the Force wasn’t even real. I apologize ahead of time if this is not the spot to place such a discussion. I tried searching for a forum/thread dedicated to the posting of articles but couldn't find any.