I’ve got to admit, despite its massive box-office success, I was very disappointed by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I won’t go into why, because enough has been written about its mediocre script, flagrant plot-holes and lack of originality by better critics than I. However I do feel that better justice could have been served to these characters and the universe Star Wars is set in, with a different, more contemporary story concept, and a great opportunity has been missed.
It is of course relatively easy to say why you don’t like something, but much, much harder to suggest what you would have done instead. So here’s my humble attempt at an alternative story concept for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.