Heck, Luke’s re-introduction in The Mandalorian commits the same sin and those same people cling to it
What truly soured the scene for me were all the online comments throwing shade at Rian Johnson about how this is the Luke Skywalker we wanted to see in TLJ.
I mean, grow the fuck up.
I mean, even in the behind-the-scenes, Mark Hamill was visibly more enthusiastic about his little cameo than he was about his role in TLJ. I didn’t much care for how Mandalorian depicted him, but I understand the sentiment a lot of people feel. People want Luke to be a do-gooder. They want him to be a decent person who rights wrongs and steps into the fray to help people in need.
Of course, there were also some shallower people who just wanted to see Luke do flashy lightsaber stuff, and maybe that’s all the writers were really thinking of when they wrote it. I don’t know. But that’s never why Luke (or Vader) was a good character.
But I can understand why people like StarWarsTheory got choked up at seeing “the real Luke” onscreen again. Some people were just wowed by the flashy action, but for others like him, they saw it as Luke being aspirational again.