So one of the things that upsets me the most about the sequel trilogy is Kylo’s redemption. Personally I don’t feel he deserves or was setup to be redeemed.
In TFA he clearly moves away from his family to became a dark sider for no good reason. He had the love of Leia and Luke, he turned away from it all just to pursue… something? the movies never really explain his motivation to go to the dark side, was it lust for power? Maybe in the comics it will be clearer but its kinda late now.
Anyway, he kills his father just so he breaks away from the light in a deliberate decision. Right there, the most personal act of evil in the series (not even Vader could kill his son) setting him apart from Vader. And at that point it was clear to me they were setting Kylo up to be this ultimate villain.
In TLJ, he throws another tantrum just because Snoke tells him he was no Vader and ends up killing him… that commitment to the dark side wasn’t there apparently (enough to kill his father, not enough to finish training). So again, Kylo is erratic, unstable and doesn’t know what he wants. Well, we all know what he wants - Rey, but he doesn’t deserve her. He is a monster that pursues her, tries to manipulate her… a murderer trying hard to have his victim run away with him. If this reminds you of any serial Killer story you’ve heard you wouldn’t be too far off, sick, demented and delusional. Personally I think its really disturbing that TROS really went for this Stockholm Syndrome BS.
By the end of TLJ Kylo was set on killing Luke and the Resistance, Rey included. He was rejected by her on the ship, and by the end of the movie she rejects him again by closing the Falcon door on him… a physical and symbolic act that sadly didn’t carry over TROS… By the end of TLJ Kylo was a savage animal, no control over his humanity.
People compare him to Vader… Anakin had to move to the dark side to save someone he loved, not because he wanted to. And by the time he had converted he was a slave to the dark side and couldn’t break free as showed in Return of the Jedi - “I must obey my master, I must take you to him” - Kylo was the opposite, he chose the dark side, he has no redeemable qualities.