It Does Not Seem Like Brook Lopez Liked “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” All That Much

This video, courtesy of the Brooklyn Nets, is Brook Lopez’s morning-after reaction to seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

“I enjoyed it, it was good,” Lopez said. “Um, uh, it was, uh, definitely different from the other two trilogies, um, you know, uh, the new characters were interesting, and some, uh, good actors there. You know you can always rely on the old guard, obviously.” He then says something unintelligible (something about Han Solo, maybe?) about how you “can’t really go wrong.”

This seems like an awfully tepid take from someone who has spent the better part of the last two weeks avoiding spoilers and getting 10,000 lightsabered bobbleheads fashioned in his image. It was “different” and “interesting”? “Different” and “interesting” is what you say about your teenager’s art project when they’re just getting into that moody phase but you have to explain to your in-laws why a splotchy painting named “Sadness” is pasted on your refrigerator.

Lopez explains his interest in the movie with an off-the-cuff tone of indifference, which seems out of character for one of the biggest Star Wars fans in the world, both literally and metaphorically. Maybe I’m reading too much into this, but this is how you’d act if you didn’t like something that much but wanted to please people, right?

But we can’t forget that Lopez is a stingy movie critic. He did, after all, criticize The Dark Knight Rises for “inconsistencies.” So maybe he’s just got high standards, or wants to spend more time digesting the film.

Updates: Brook Lopez was saddened by the lack of people in the theater.