I think the whole “Disney is taken over by SJWs and we need to get rid of Kennedy” thing ridiculous. Some people are saying TLJ has too many women, but there are 8 male primary characters (not counting droids) and 5 females. Honestly, the OT is worse with politics than the ST, the only female primary character is Leia and she needs to be rescued numerous occasions.
-Yes, Rey is a Mary Sue. But that has nothing to do with her gender. If she was male I’d feel exactly the same. I can’t speak for others but the problem is in the writing of the character. Rey needs to fly the falcon because she is the only one who can fly a ship (before Finn needs a pilot so he can’t fly). Rey needs to speak Wookiee because she is taking Han’s place so to speak. And Rey had to beat Kylo Ren, as much as I don’t like that they weakened the villain it needed to happen. The hero needs to win at the end of the day- in ANH Luke beat Vader not through a fight but in space. TFA couldn’t just copy the ending of that movie and it needed a lightsaber duel. Imagine if Rey had lost and the cracking of the rocks saved her- everyone would have been at a very down note. Kylo had gotten away, killed Han, and beaten up our main character. In the TLJ the problem could have been easily fixed, but Rian Johnson was more interested in taking the story in another direction and didn’t put much focus on her.
-Why are people calling Holdo, “Vice Admiral Gender Studies”? They’re the sexist ones. Is it just because Holdo is in charge and she’s a women? Withholding the plans was dumb but again, it’s a writing issue on Rian Johnson. Poe needed to learn about leadership. Replacing her with Ackbar won’t change anything except he wouldn’t be able to do real acting (facial expressions, slight changes in tone, distracting voice).
-Yes, Canto Bight is a bit on the nose but I like the concept. Rian Johnson was given a star wars movie. The entire world is watching, so why not bring to attention a problem that both our world and the SW galaxy share? This isn’t SJW interference, this is a theme. People criticize the MCU for just being blockbuster without telling its audience anything. TLJ has one 20 minute sequence about something bigger than a fictional conflict (whole still fitting into that main conflict) and everyone flips out.