All this talk of sidelining OT characters, do you think these people are going to live forever and keep reprising these roles?
If you want more and new Star Wars you’re going to have to make your peace with new characters, new story lines, new actors, new stories.
I was totally on board with Rey, for example. Very excited in fact. But just because I initially liked her character in TFA doesn’t automatically mean I’m happy with how they handled her and basically every character in this ST thus far. Who knows, maybe TROS will magically make me appreciate what they’ve been trying to do all along, but seems highly unlikely. It’s not so much having to make “peace” with the new stuff, I’m all for new stuff. It’s more so that in a lot of our eyes, they are squandering both old and new characters. Thus it all falls apart.
Ridley brought some nice spirit to Rey. She is pretty in an unconventional way too. Those scenes on Jaku showing her typical monotonous/pointless day were my favourite scenes of the TFA, and they show the potential in her as an actor and JJ as a Director…but it has all been squandered away I fear in the name of Girl Power and $$$$.
“It is only through interaction, through decision and choice, through confrontation, physical or mental, that the Force can grow within you.”
-Kreia, Jedi Master and Sith Lord