Originally Posted by Mr. Dent
I actually think the the pure crappiness of the prequels will help SWVII in a weird way. People are desperate for a good Star Wars movie after, literally, 30 years since the last one came out. Interest level and hype will be extremely high if this is deemed a critical success.
True, however I think the crappiness of the prequels will make SW fans more cautious about future SW films. Of course, the sheer awesomeness of Star Tek & Star Trek 2 will likely give the fans more faith in JJ's vision for a SW movie. But I still think people will wait to see how the movie is reviewed first, rather than campling outside their local movie theatre for weeks waiting to get their tickets first & get the best seats. Although there probably will be those people too, but I don't think it will be quite like before.
Thus I maintain, Avengers 2 will win out for opening weekend. But Star Wars VII will win out over Summer 2015 as a whole.