The Mirrorball Man wrote:
What you're saying here doesn't make any sense to me. If you're not interested in movies that "play it safe" and that "don't take risks", why are you even talking about Star Wars VII in the first place? Why would you even think about anything that is part of an ongoing franchise?
Pretty much this. Not having your young jedi hero be related to the Skywalkers does not constitute risk-taking. Cloud Atlas
(which I haven't seen) would be a recent example of a genre film that took actual risks, regardless of whether or not it's any good.
I don't see why this is such a big deal either way.
Disney has taken another safe bet in acquiring a franchise with proven film potential, as Marvel's stable of superheroes have been churning out blockbusters for the past decade. Simply making Marvel movies by itself
was playing it safe creatively, and Star Wars is another kind of sure-thing property for them.