Star Wars: The case for and against the sequel trilogy

C3PO (Anthony Daniels), Finn (John Boyega) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) in STAR WARS: EPISODE IX.
C3PO (Anthony Daniels), Finn (John Boyega) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) in STAR WARS: EPISODE IX. /
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Rey (Daisy Ridley) in STAR WARS: EPISODE IX. /

Unoriginal Characters

Too many characters in the sequel trilogy are just rehashes of characters from the original trilogy. Rey is basically Luke. She’s a loner who grows up on a desert planet and is strong with the Force. Poe is a hotshot pilot, who is handsome and brash. That sounds a lot like Han Solo. Kylo Ren wears a mask and dresses in black. At least he admits he’s obsessed with Darth Vader but he basically is him. Snoke is a new version of the Emperor, and Maz Kanata is basically Yoda. It would’ve been refreshing to see some new ideas put into the main protaganists of this new trilogy, but we just got reboots of many of the character types we saw in the original three films.

Depressing End For Legend Characters

Yes, the sequels reunite us with our much-loved characters from Episodes IV-VI but after seeing their fates, perhaps it would’ve been better not to know their futures. Han and Leia are separated, and they also have a son who has turned to the Dark Side. Luke Skywalker tried to rebuild the Jedi Order only to fail after losing his nephew to the  Dark Side. He also briefly thought about killing him in his sleep. After the destruction of his academy, he decides to live in solitude on a mysterious island and waits for death to take him.

Han is then killed by his own son. Luke ends up sacrificing himself to help the resistance in the next film, and Leia dies in the last one to bring her son back from the dark. So we have a divorce, failure, and death. That is the future of these characters we have loved and have been wondering about for thirty years. That is damn depressing and definitely not worth the wait.