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Squandered Star Wars Characters (daverupert.com)

[…] while this exciting, I’m finding myself disappointed the characters are as disposable as characters in a George R.R. Martin novel.

The last couple of weeks I rewatched the Star Wars movies to get ready for The Rise of Skywalker. It was nice to see some old scenes again, re-read some of the backstories and catch the occassional goof every now and again. I somewhat agree with Dave about the sometimes shallow and empty characters. As he says “[it] feels like the Universe is built up and the torn down over and over again”. This is true and to me it doesn’t feel that much of a problem. Just as in real life we lose some of our favorite characters but we get new ones in return. We try to reminisce the “good old days” but at the same time we should not forget to be in the here and now.
Maybe The Force Awakens, Last Jedi and Rise are not meant for the generation that grew up with Luke, Leia and Yoda.
As Dave concludes, it’s time to “let go and let saving the Galaxy be the next generation’s problem”.
I watched The Last Jedi last night. I didn’t find it the best one in the serie but entertaining nonetheless. While watching the new cantina-scene on Canto Bight I thought to myself this would open up the Star Wars universe again for new characters, new build ups, new series, books, games and themeparks. But most of all, new stories. The end scene with broom boy showing his Rebel Alliance ring, it is the start of new stories in the franchise, for a new generation. And that’s fine. As a Star Wars fan I am content with the fact I will not see the complete universe and all the stories. I hope my son and his family will and pass the stories on. Hope is not lost, the fire is once again sparked. 😉

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