Is Fan Service a Nostalgic Throwback or a Crutch for Lazy Writing?

Fan service has become a staple of modern Hollywood films, and while it’s great to see the characters from previous iterations of your favourite franchises, it is also important to have fresh original ideas to go with them. The Force Awakens was criticised for doing this to much: for not just including characters and setting, but for reproducing complete story beats and plot devices. So, the question I would like to see explored is: How much is too much when it comes to fan service?

  • Fan service has always been ingrained in very legendary franchises. It may be best to look at other examples as well. – BMartin43 7 years ago

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