The rest seems like a good twist on standard SW plots and characters. My overall opinion of the new trilogy is that I think they should have either made Luke, Leia, and Han the main characters, or left them out completely. This hybrid approach isn't totally working for me.
TFA’s Rey-Finn-Han trinity worked for me.
TLJ could have basically kept this dynamic going with Rey-Finn-Luke; that would have worked for me, too. Just don’t give Luke an “arc”—let him be the father figure. It is Rey who needed character development.
Leia cameos in TFA were fine. Fisher’s performance was a little cringeworthy, but dramatically it hit just the right notes. It’s borderline sacrilege to suggest she should have been recast, but, honestly that’s where I land.
Post by sixdemonbag on Aug 6, 2018 16:54:25 GMT -6
Can't really argue with any of that. Well said.
Another tragedy is that I really felt that Fisher's acting was improving and I thought she was much more natural in TLJ than TFA. There was some of that old Leia spark that I felt was totally absent in TFA. Her death was unfortunate for so many reasons.