All of the new characters are fun and interesting and all of the old ones feel like proper continuations of their older selves.
Least favorite bits:
Superweapon in VII
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The most satisfying aspect to the trilogy for me is the energy of this new cast. Finn and Poe escaping the Star Destroyer was more triumphant than anything in the prequels.
This scene really holds the test of time. The amount of pure fun, excitement, and sense of adventure really is something that The Force Awakens nailed. So at the end of the day, however many issues I take with the story and Rey’s character in the second half of the movie, I’ll be damned if it doesn’t recapture the power of Star Wars.
The Last Jedi recaptured the power as well and had an even more compelling story and character development.
Yeah, the chemistry of the actors is amazing! The Destroyer escape might be my favorite part of Episode VII! If they had just followed Poe and Finn on some epic adventure through the desert the movie would have been perfect!