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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Should the Star Wars sequels have been made? The answer is probably yes, but they shouldn’t have been rushed out so quickly.

There is plenty to like about the new films in the Star Wars saga. The main characters are great and are fun to watch interact with each other. The pacing and overall fun of the movies are reminiscent of the original trilogy. While our favorite characters from Episodes IV-VI do meet depressing ends for the most part, it was nice seeing Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, and Lando on the big screen one last time.

The movies do have their fair share of issues. They rehash old plot points, and basically resurrect the Empire that was already destroyed, giving our heroes the same exact mission they had in the original trilogy. Some of the characters in the film were also basically just reboots of our original set of heroes and didn’t bring much of anything new to the table. The biggest issue is probably the lack of an overall story from start to finish and the backtracking these films do to serve each directors’ personal vision.

The sequel trilogy is a fun ride, albeit a flawed one. It’ll be interesting to see how these films hold up over time, and how they are eventually viewed and thought of after the dust has settled.

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