Star Wars needs to do more than delight us

The new movie is a fantastic palate cleanser and set-up for a new trilogy. It rinsed away the bitter aftertaste of the prequels, reunited us with old friends we’d been missing for the last 30 years and got us to fall in love with a group of new heroes. I’m pretty sure most people who have seen Episode VII are already committed to seeing Episode VIII when it comes out in 2017. But just being delightful won’t cut it next time around.