It’s no secret that the war of stars Trilogy sequels aren’t fan favorites — especially not Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Now fans are debating what would make these films better. Over on the war of stars subreddit, user sexual-chocolate, posted about the issue with a post titled, “One word that would have made the sequels a lot better: engagement.”
“[The] The trilogy would have ended much stronger if they just stuck to the plot points laid out in 8 when they did 9,” they said. “…The whole thing is just a horrible fanfiction.net fever dream.”
Consider that Rise of Skywalker was the best-selling of all war of stars Movies, OP has a pretty valid point.
Some points of contention? “Forcing Leia to fly” instead of dying, and not letting Finn die when “he wanted to sacrifice himself. … [Many] things, that [were] What’s deeply awful about 9 is that they obviously had no idea what to do with him as a character.”
User Snoo_79693 said there’s a better word than commitment.
While that feels like a bit much, it’s still a valid argument. Obviously they have planned, but have they planned enough? Or did they assume that fans would just eat whatever Disney threw at them?
User nahnprophet blamed something else for the lackluster trilogy — the director.
Harsh! No one tells Abrams about this comment as it just feels mean. But it’s also kind of a compliment, albeit a sneaky one.
User BrandonL337 used a word that doesn’t necessarily offer an improvement, but rather a criticism: unplanned.
Although it feels like it, something tells me that wasn’t the producer’s intention. This idea of randomness led many people to use the word “shocking”.
User AbattoirOfDuty said, “The ‘shocking’ part was how any billion-dollar franchise could so lightheartedly treat such an important trilogy sequel.”
Translation: Why isn’t this as good as the original? Although valid.
Darksol503 was also bothered by the producers’ apparent laissez-faire attitude.
It looks like the main problem isn’t what they did, but what they didn’t do. Hopefully Disney will take these kinds of criticisms to heart and correct some of the issues when it comes to future sequels.
Regardless, all nine of the war of stars Trilogy films can be viewed on Disney Plus.
https://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/star-wars-stans-share-their-one-word-fixes-for-the-sequel-trilogy/ Star Wars Stans share their one-word fixes for the sequel trilogy