The Star Wars sequel trilogy was a disruptive return to a galaxy far, far away. It was very promising in the success of force awakensthe subsequent films were the subject of hatred and ridicule from fans and critics, and everyone’s hopes for the franchise seemed dashed (at least mandalorian came).
Sadly, this trilogy didn’t live up to everyone’s expectations, especially on the astronomically high pedestal they’ve placed the franchise on. Certain things could have been done differently to make it a more worthwhile follow-up to.
7. Widen the film gap
Each of the first two Star Wars Trilogy films were released three years apart, while Disney released sequels two years apart.Since Disney released rogue one When solo Between the main episodes, audience hype waned as they knew another Star Wars movie was on the horizon.
Audiences wait longer for each movie Episode VII It would have excited them more and allowed more people to see it in theaters. could have done it too.after fallout from the last jediDisney certainly could have used an extra year to figure things out.
6. Not many new characters
The final part of the trilogy, rise of skywalker It introduced many characters such as Zori Bliss, General Pride, Janna, and DO. At this point in the story, the filmmakers had to focus on characters introduced in previous films, such as Finn, Rose, and Poe.
Doing so could have prevented them from being sidelined Episode IX And it gave the writers room to give these characters the ending they deserved.
5. Don’t Let Palpatine Die
Audiences were thrilled to see Palpatine’s return, rise of skywalker, his resurrection became a rushed job that ruined the film for many as soon as it started.Little was said about how Palpatine survived his death Return of the Jediwith only vague references to cloning and secret Sith powers spoken of in the film.
Episode IX We could have gotten a more detailed explanation, but it would definitely have been better if Palpatine hadn’t returned at all. Using it is not always a good idea. It also undermines Darth Vader’s sacrifice to kill Palpatine and save the galaxy somewhat. It was like being pushed into a movie.
4. Make Kylo Ren the final villain
Kylo Ren was just the new Darth Vader, the last jedi It ended with him overthrowing Snoke and becoming Supreme Leader of the First Order.All of this seems to have led to him becoming the overall villain for the entire trilogy, setting a unique and exciting climax. rise of skywalkerHowever, once Palpatine became his new master, the story somewhat undoes what his character had built up, diverting attention away from him as a villain.
So it would have been more effective to portray Kylo Ren as the galaxy’s greatest oppressor and explore how he leads the First Order against the Resistance in Episode IX. It would also have drawn a lot of attention to their relationship with Rei, as they served as the ultimate symbol of good and evil in the galaxy.
3. Rey’s Parents Remain “Nobody”
the last jedi Rey’s parents made a bold move with the revelation that they weren’t as special as she had hoped, and they definitely should have stayed that way. should not have been. The fact that she ended up being Palpatine’s granddaughter seemed like a forced rehash of Vader’s “I am your father” twist.
If a filmmaker wants to support the last jedi A message about how anyone can be special, no matter where they come from, could have gone a more unique route by separating Rei from the general public.
2. Have a more singular vision
While the first six Star Wars episodes were dictated by George Lucas’ franchise plans, the sequel seemed like a clash of conflicting ideas. Three directors were initially hired to direct the new trilogy of films: JJ Abrams, Rian Johnson, and Colin Trevorrow. The original trilogy had multiple directors, but the story was written by Lucas, Episode VII To IX There was a plot developed by each director.
However, after Trevorrow stepped down as director, Episode IXAbrams took over, changing much of what both Trevorrow and Johnson had set. the last jediHad the directors planned a little more and agreed to the stories, the sequel trilogy would have been more coherent and less likely to have seemed written on the fly.
1. Reduce fan service
No matter what the world said about Rian Johnson, he had the courage to do something different with the franchise. the last jediwhich was later asked by many fans force awakensThe latter film rehashed multiple elements of the original trilogy to please fans, leading people to think the films weren’t original and played too safe.
when the last jedi going in the opposite direction against people’s expectations, rise of skywalker This all took the form of Palpatine’s resurrection, with Rey being his granddaughter and her being Kylo. Kiss Ren, and Chewbacca suddenly won that medal. Hollywood has always given audiences what they want, and sometimes that means giving them what they don’t want.
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