23:21 - Frodd it all depends on how well it's done and how much work and thought had been put into things, to produce something novel. think of The Dark Knight versus the countless stupid batman videogames that have been made.
23:18 - !J.O.O.E.! In the case of Star Wars it's basically a case of whether or not these films are justified. I'm sure most people would strongly argue that sequels to the 30+ year old originals are worthwhile because there's story potential there.