The movie is pretty bad. The show is better the further along it gets.
Who is my favorite Animal? It's generic, but it's gotta be Eric Burdon. Like most bands around the era, Burdon was always the main event and it's hard to compete with that kind of star power.
The movie is a return to form for the Star Wars franchise. There's so many things that it does right that we the audience end up taking for granted. The cinematography is excellent, the callbacks are engaging, but the thing I like the most about it is that I immediately cared about the characters more than anyone in the prequels. Their relationships felt real, more real than the stilted "brotherhood" of Anakin and Obi-Wan, or the "relationship" of Padme and Anakin.
They're definitely doing a longer play with the movies, and I'm sure that Episode VIII will be phenomenal and will do a lot of things to turn the franchise on its head. VII had to do so much for the fans and franchise in order to get it back on track, but now that everyone is on board, they can delve deeper into the characters without worry of viewers not backing it up.
Plus, I marathoned every Star Wars movie again before I saw VII, and some things just don't hold up. Episode VI especially, which used to be my favorite, spends way too much time with the Ewoks. Seriously, I can't believe I didn't think the series jumped the shark with that one. If you haven't seen it since you were a kid, it's way worse than you remember.
I'm not into any of the Star Wars comics. I generally never enjoy licensed stuff because I feel like most of the restrictions end up tying them to their medium. Comics work best when they're telling their own story and aren't tied down by a bunch of regulations - and comics aren't at the forefront of Lucasfilm's minds when it comes to Star Wars canon right now, let me tell you.
I have seen that snippet of Vader when he confronts all of those Rebel soldiers and says that they're all dead men - that's amazing, but I would love to see that in movie form.
Triple Zero is a good character too, but it's just - Star Wars is a movie franchise, and I want to see certain things in the movie. So if I see something cool in a comic, it bums me out that I won't see it in a movie.