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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * SPOILER THREAD *
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2-Dec-2019, 9:10 PM
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Ironically, if a “strong female agenda” was a strong initiative, I fail to see it beyond TFA. Luke somehow manages to have more of an “arc” in TLJ than Rey did. Rose seems more fixated on Finn, romantically, than carrying on the legacy of her dead sister. Leia is just kinda there, and Luke is the one that inspires hope/gives reassurance.
There’s Holdo but she’s… Not developed and really the only character that felt like a half-baked attempt at the finger-wagging feminist.
The only thing the new films end up doing is giving these female characters weapons/fighting skills in order to serve lip-service that women can throw punches, but without much emotional substance. Less proactive and more… Reyactive in their respective stories.

On top of that, I’m not sure what to expect besides a mere story about Rey resisting the darkside to defeat Palpatine. Wooo…?