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C-3P0 (The Force Awakens)
There wasn’t neither enough C-3PO in either movie, but at least The Force Awakens provided the delightful shtick with his red arm. Explaining who he is and that Han probably doesn’t recognize him because of the red arm–not to mention the look Leia gives him as he blathers on–is amusing and makes the reunion scene between Leia and Han all the more nostalgic and sweet.
It’s fun seeing 3PO’s friendship with BB-8, and heartwarming to see his utter joy when R2-D2 reawakens.
3PO’s mostly an unwilling participant to Poe’s mutiny against Vice Admiral Holdo in The Last Jedi, where he doesn’t contribute because he thinks it’s wrong. There’s not much interaction with BB-8 or R2-D2, and it’s kind of annoying how Poe is a serious jerk when talking to 3PO.
The one C-3PO moment in The Last Jedi that gives The Force Awakens a run for its money is 3PO uttering “Master Luke” as Luke’s Force projection winks at his old friend, a moment that incredibly was improvised by Mark Hamill.
The Force Awakens was the perfect film to revitalize Star Wars and The Last Jedi did a brilliant job subverting expectations and pushing the franchise forward in new and bold ways. Both films are excellent and feature a wonderful cast of characters.
This article is just one opinion of which movie did certain characters more justice. It will be intriguing to see how this will change once The Rise of Skywalker is released and becomes part of the conversation as well.
Which sequel trilogy film do you think did a better job with each of these characters? Let us know in the comments below!