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POLL: The Sequel Trilogy is complete--what do you think?

Discussion in 'General Sequel Trilogy Discussion' started by Jaxxon, Jan 11, 2020.

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What do you think of the Sequel Trilogy as a whole?

  1. Excellent - as good or better than the Originals

    12 vote(s)
    8.4%
  2. Very good - not the best Star Wars, but great

    30 vote(s)
    21.0%
  3. Good - a perfectly fine trilogy

    22 vote(s)
    15.4%
  4. Just okay - not good, not awful, just meh

    35 vote(s)
    24.5%
  5. Bad - I'll watch these movies, but they're not good

    16 vote(s)
    11.2%
  6. Very bad - I won't be rewatching these

    19 vote(s)
    13.3%
  7. Awful - this trilogy ruined Star Wars for me

    9 vote(s)
    6.3%
  1. madcatwoman17

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    Regarding Rey, the more I think about it the more I think Disney tried to give female audiences what they thought we would like...instead of what we actually liked.

    What I find ironic is post TLJ I repeatedly defended Rey and the films; I pointed out about the 'mind meld', that she knew about mechanics from years scavenging on Jakku, that she also had years of close combat experience.
    I got angry when they called her a Mary Sue.
    I was 100% certain they would not kill off Kylo/Ben, because he was the last of the heroes.
    Then I saw TROS....and regretted defending them after all. Never mind.:rolleyes:
     
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  2. Martoto

    Martoto Rebel Official

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    Because what? Rey impaled him during a duel, he later died meaning they never got to be space dates dates and Rey didn't "mourn" him enough for you?
     
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    Yes, something like that!;)

    Actually it's because he was my favourite SW character - ever.
    And because Rey came across as just far too good to be true in TROS. I like my heroines to be human.
     
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    There's good and bad stuff in the ST.

    Enough to enjoy for me to rewatch from time to time, but enough I dislike to where I don't consider it my personal canon. I think there's a lot left to be desired in these films, and I feel they could have been better. But they are not films I hate at all. All in all, I'm glad they were made as I had a fun time seeing them in theaters.
     
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    I actually would have liked it if the FO wasn't just the Empire reborn, but not entirely bad, and the Resistance more 'shades of grey'. I liked Rogue 1 for that, it was something new.
     
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    Yeah the Empire vs Rebel Alliance v2 aspect of the ST is one of my issues with it. Would have been neater if the New Republic military was the foremost power in the galaxy, and the FO was more similar to how the Rebels were (from a power perspective) in the OT. Would have been a neat power dynamic flip.

    I think the FO is a cool concept, and I like the designs of their military from the Stormtroopers to the Officers to their ships. But the Resistance being just another Rebel Alliance makes it way too rehashy for me.
     
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    Yes, I wanted something like that. I enjoyed TFA but they clearly were rehashing ANH - Rey's outfit was very much like Luke's, in addition to the 'message in a droid' and 'cantina' scenes even without Death Star part 2 - or should that have been 3?
     
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    I think they almost succeded in that, I saw TFA on a first "official" date with a girl who never saw Star Wars before (probably not the best choice) and she enjoyed the movie, especially Rey that she's describe as strong and tough (probably because she doesn't know what a Jedi was).

    I think that Disney succefully made Star Wars more "feminely-friendly". Before this female Star Wars characters were know only
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    I'm not saying that Leia or Padme are not good female character, but I don't think they leave the same impact as Rey, for the general audience at least.

    We can disagree with her characters arc or even her lineage but Rey is the protagonist of the sequel and a more modern "heroine" than the female characters in the movies before. I wish they reserved the same treatment with Finn, Poe or Rose that quickly became shallow characters.

    The problem with Rey is not that she is a Mary Sue, the problem it is that everybody around her is useless and doesn't do anything even remotely interest plot-wise. Even character like Luke, Han and Leia get overshadow by her "importance". It's no a good thing when you create a "strong" characters making everybody else laughably pointless.
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    This is basically what Disney do with Rey (it is more evident in TLJ and TROS): They want to create a cool and strong character (in JP 3 want to create a new big bad dinosaur) ripping apart every strong and cool characters (the T-Rex) who came before.

    With this method the only result who can achieve it's alienated the fans of the previous characters because it's a cheap and disrespectful move.
     
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    Precisely. If you have to destroy all of the characters to make your protagonist look good.... then she wasn't very well written in the first place.
     
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