Didn’t Use Lucas’ Vision
If you are going to buy Star Wars from George Lucas and he has an outline for what the storyline for Episodes VII-IX should be, you use his story. It’s his tale to tell, and no one else has the right to say what happens to Luke, Leia, and Han in the future. One can’t blame someone for not considering the sequels to be canon because Lucas had no say in them. The problem with the prequels wasn’t the overall story, it was poor direction and poorly written dialogue. These new fresh directors could have put their own spin on Lucas’ story and made it hip and relevant to today, but they should’ve at least used his ideas for these films. It’s his world and he should have the final say. Lucas is to blame for not making this a part of the contract when he sold to Disney, but it’s a shame we’ll never see what his vision was for these films good or bad.
Unoriginal Plot Points
The sequels are pretty much just Episodes IV-VI re-done. There is a loner in a desert who stumbles across a droid that leads her on a life-changing mission. The bad guys have a powerful weapon that can destroy a galaxy. They are also controlled by a powerful Force user who communicates by hologram. There are also storm troopers. Didn’t the good guys already destroy this threat? Instead of bringing in a new and original threat, the sequels just recreated the Empire basically making the original battle that our beloved heroes fought for in the original trilogy meaningless. Somehow this Empire that was destroyed, is back and stronger than the Republic/Resistance that has been in power for thirty years. That was a bad decision and it makes no sense.