It could be a reasonably large understatement to say that the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy wasn’t universally beloved among the many fanbase, and whereas The Drive Awakens appeared to emerge comparatively unscathed, each The Final Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker confronted a barrage of criticism for vastly completely different causes, leaving longtime followers extra disenfranchised than ever earlier than.
In an additional instance of how fickle folks will be, each Rian Johnson and J.J. Abrams discovered themselves being broadly thanked for his or her contributions to the franchise regardless of lots of their artistic selections being completely savaged by an terrible lot of individuals when their films have been taking part in in theaters.
One of many storylines that actually upset the diehards was the remedy of Luke Skywalker, one thing that even Mark Hamill admitted he wasn’t joyful about. The Drive Awakens ended on the cliffhanger of getting Luke again in possession of his lightsaber, just for The Final Jedi to open with him throwing it away and revealing himself to be a bitter hermit uninterested within the battle that surrounded him, which was the precise reverse of how the enduring character has all the time been portrayed.
He may need obtained a minor redemption arc by the tip of the film and confirmed up as a useful Drive Ghost within the retcon-heavy Rise of Skywalker, however within the eyes of many followers the injury had already been completed. In a latest interview, Avengers: Endgame administrators Joe and Anthony Russo admitted that if they’d been in cost, they’d have targeted on Luke’s story and his return from exile firstly.
“I imply, I feel being such Star Wars fanatics, we might’ve most likely targeted on the Luke Skywalker story. And so, to me, there was the potential for 3 films specializing in that arc coming to completion.”
The whole Sequel Trilogy managed to introduce a complete host of recent characters, planets, villains and galaxies, but nonetheless by some means stay all-too-comfortable dwelling within the shadow of the franchise’s storied previous. Luke Skywalker’s long-awaited return to Star Wars ought to have been the head of those films as he led the resurgent Jedi, however as an alternative he sat on a rock and died alone earlier than being introduced again as a ghost to try to stem the overwhelming backlash to his arc.