The supposedly “new empowered crew” literally screws up and gets nearly everyone in the Resistance Killed whereas if Poe had listened to Leia and Holdo in the first place none of that would have happened but apparently them failing so hard that they almost singlehandedly destroy the entire resistance is them saving the day? The only reason the entire Resistance doesn’t die is because Leia wakes up from her coma and shoots Poe into unconsciousness
If Poe had listened to Leia, the Dreadnought would have followed the Resistance fleet through hyperspace and killed them all anyway with its super mega “fleet killer” cannon. Also, Leia stunning Poe was completely overkill. Her or Holdo could have literally said the phrase “They can’t track the smaller transports” at any point, and that whole plot wouldn’t have happened.
Or that could’ve happened and Poe then could’ve said “So we’re just gonna turn tail and run away? That’s our plan?” since the movie shows he cares more about being this action hero instead of a good leader.
As for Rey, she basically doesn’t get trained in this movie. She teaches Luke more than he teaches her. And she still kicks the Praetorian guards’ butts and lifts a mountain of boulders seemingly effortlessly. And Kylo refusing to turn to the Light is moreso just a reflection of Kylo being a PoS, not Rey failing at something. She’s utterly morally superior in every situation. It’s not like with Luke and Yoda where Yoda is the source of wisdom and power that Luke needs to emulate. Rey is simply better than Luke, already. She didn’t need him at all.
It’s a back and forth. Luke teaches her about the Force which grants her a much better understanding of it while she counters his various instances of cynicism. She set out to turn Kylo to the light and failed which yes is because of Kylo himself mostly but she still failed at a goal she set out to do. The Praetorians would’ve killed Kylo and Rey had they not fought together and as for the mountain of boulders? To put it very bluntly, that’s how the Force works. ESB made it clear that all that’s keeping a Jedi from lifting heavy objects with the Force is their own mind. As Yoda said, one must unlearn what they’ve learned which means coming to accept that when you use the Force, you don’t view objects in terms of how heavy or how light they can be or think about how difficult it would be to move them with your mind, you simply view them as objects that can be moved.
Then he trolls his nephew, and dies from the effort, having done the absolute bare minimum of keeping a handful of Resistance alive.
But he kept them alive, is now far more powerful than anyone could imagine and while there’s only a handful left? I mean it was once thought the Empire was impossible to take out but it wasn’t and the legend of Luke will spread and inspire many as shown by the end of the film.