Comments for ‘Star Wars’ Fans Launch Staunch Defense of Disney’s Controversial Sequel Trilogy

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  1. Backcountry164

    Staunch defense?? Ummm?? Did you forget to include those quotes??

    1. Dan

      Lol, right. They were more like “almost compliments”

  2. Cosmic Mate

    These movies are 100% garbage, utter trash. The only good thing about them is the music.

    1. Rob

      110% agree. There are so many aspects of the trilogy that can absolutely be torn to shreds but that sound design was probably some of the best Star Wars has ever had and it is borderline criminal that the awfulness of the story takes away from it.

      1. Paul

        My all time favorite theatrical moment is when Rey gets the lightsaber in TFA. My daughter, who was 7 at the time, shrieked, stood up, yelled “Yes!” and started clapping. It was amazing. She became a true Star Wars fan that day because she found magic there, and now she loves the entire series. I think adults forget that kids watch this stuff, too. And that Jedi had some pretty goofy moments, as well, but we viewed it through kid colored glasses.

  3. Pukukata

    I loved the Rey Nobody storyline, the Kylo Ren/Ben Solo last scion arch, the Stormtroopers are people too vibe, and the ships. The SHIPS!!!!

  4. John smith

    I like how none of the quotes presented were staunch defenses of the sequels. Let’s be real here, the sequel trilogy was terrible and hated by most of the fans. There were some good aspects of the films, but you can say that about every film ever made.

    The visual were good, that is really it. The story was not engaging and felt like the writers were either playing it too safe or didn’t really think through it very well. The acting was standard stuff, nothing stood out, not even Luke Skywalker. The heros felt like they were designed by a check list and the villains were easily defeated by the main characters from the very beginning or was copy and pasted from the original trilogy. There was so much potential, but they wanted to play it safe and make everyone happy, but ended up making no one happpy.

  5. Baby Yoda

    The naysayers here appear to be paid off by WB, Fox Studios or Universal.

    I prefer the Sequel trilogy over Episodes 1,2, 6.

    I loved Episode 7 and 9.

    Episode 8 was exciting too especially with Rey allying herself with Kylo

    1. Erik

      I AGREE! I thought the sequel trilogy films were fine and entertaining and told their stories fairly well. I liked the characters and I thought the films were a fine continuation of the original trilogy—and you are so right they were DEFINITELY better than the first two prequels (which WERE made by Lucas so I think all the people who claim Lucas losing creative control is where things went wrong have some form of selective amnesia). Truly the only REAL problem I had with the sequel trilogy was that unnecessary and problematic kid between Rey and Kylo at the end of Rise of Skywalker… but otherwise I have never understood the visceral HATE spewed buy so many for these films.

      1. Keith

        If you can’t understand why these films are hated, that’s your sign that you are an idiot.

    2. erik

      correction: problematic KISS between Rey and Kylo

      **My autocorrect had gone to the dark side lol**

  6. Julio Figueroa

    These movies were garbage and there’s nothing I liked about them. They had an awful story that made no sense, they ruined everything the Rebels worked for in ROTJ, they ruined Han and Leia’s marrige, they ruined Luke, they ruined Vader’s sacrifice and they took Finn’s interesting character arc and turned it to garbage just to highlight a mary sue.

  7. Bryan Dawson

    The trailers. The trailers were the best things about the Sequels. The Force Awakens was fine, at least serviceable but Last Jedi practically lied about what the film was about.

  8. Wing

    Defense of the sequel trilogy?😆😆😆😆😆
    Oh wait they’re serious. Let me laugh even harder😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆

  9. Simon

    They had one chance to dream the impossible dream and they blew it. No definitive story, no cohesion, attempting to reinvent the wheel by alienating the core structure of the series for the sake of surprise. Most importantly though – they had the entire original cast and chose not to put them together for any of the films, and then made them almost completely different characters from who they had been. It felt less like star wars and more like an excuse to say “we own this property now.”

  10. ZSotty, but the Trilogy was very underwhelming.

  11. Eric

    Same main characters but using the outline of Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn trilogy would have been 100x better.

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