I never thought for a moment they meant sappy when refering to it as a "tearjerker". How can one NOT feel great sadness at the idea of the deaths of nearly every last Jedi, you know, the protectors of all that is good and just in the galaxy? Hell, even the greatest Force user of all, Yoda, is powerless to stop it. It SHOULD make you feel sad that the powers of Evil manage to stomp the powers of Good so completely and thuroughly into oblivion.
:::Gettin' on the soapbox:::
Again, in this age of "glorifiing the villian" we all live in, I expect this film to excell like no Star Wars film before it, even more than "Empire". Only time can prove me wrong. My theory is partially proven already by the sheer amount of posters who seem to foam at the mouth at the very idea of the Birth of Vader, which we all know can not happen without the death of all the Jedi, as well as the fact that more and more of you can't seem to get enough of someone like Palpatine, a crusty old man who's only talents are manipulating others, lying and killing. You get the point.
:::Gettin' off the soapbox:::
I for one am a HUGE fan of Jedi and their very concept. I know this thirty seven year old man will be crying like a little baby when they all get stabbed (or shot) in the back.