Very amusing, well paced and nicely timed humour!
Also on the money as far as plot holes etc. BUT,.... I would defend the entire seri..well, the original trilogy by suggesting that anything that becomes so
very popular, where props are scrutinised and reproduced literally inch by inch, dialog is incorporated into everyday culture, clips are played and replayed ad infinitum to find who shot first, who said what and when, technobabble is dissected and theorems checked. Anything under such a spotlight will show glaring flaws.
Especially something like a film, under so much pressure from time and money.
In truth, the fact everything holds together so WELL, and has had a timeline threaded through it running thousands of years, THAT is what could be talked about. (IMHO) It is much more in our nature to tear apart and expose than to applaud such things.
2001 A Space Odyssey has become extremely popular, but nothing near Star Wars. I imagine if that
had fan bases all around the world, and large groups dressed in the uniforms and set up hundreds of web sites, toys and props were manufactured from it, then IT would have hundreds of plot holes revealed, Kubrick would be ridiculed at times, joked about and people might even get angry about some decisions made in the film. Yet i have NEVER heard a voice raised about any flaws in that film, well, hardly. Only praise and applause.
Sometimes it makes me a little disheartened that something I love so much is pulled apart by people who have had the luxury to be so exposed to its every detail. Facts are facts, true, BUT when did THEY ever get in the way of a good story?