There’s a big difference in the context of the narrative of the new Star Wars Trilogy and the Original Trilogy.
The Original Trilogy was presented from a Patriarchal perspective. And the narrative of the story was about a boy becoming a man on during an intergalactic war in a galaxy far, far away.
In contrast the new trilogy is presented from a Matriarchal perspective. And due to that matriarchal perspective that’s why it’s a jumbled mess. Instead of us getting the story of Rey becoming a woman, we get the story of women being gods over men.
Thanks to Feminists and SJWs, balance has been taken out of Star Wars. Star Wars The Last Jedi is almost like watching Alice Walker’s The Color Purple in Outer Space. In Alice Walker’s The Color Purple Celie is a victim of “no good men” and every man and boy was presented in a negative light. And Celie becomes a superwoman who can open her own shop once she has a lesbian relationship that teaches her to love herself and hate every man around her.
Feminists and SJWs believe that in order to make Rey, and the women in the new Star Wars strong they have to emasculate all the men in the franchise. This is why Finn has been asexualized, Poe Dameron is presented as incompetent, and Kylo Ren is an emotional Mangina incapable of navigating through his emotions.
The men in the new trilogy movies The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi are presented as neutered and weak. Incapable of taking responsibility as leaders and incapable of solving problems on their own. Every decision made is based on emotion, not logic.
That’s a complete contrast to the original trilogy where Princess Leia went through a character transformation arc right alongside the men. During her journey we saw a woman learn how to be strong by having the strength of character to work with men she didn’t like such as Han Solo and learn to love and respect them in the field. The Original Trilogy gave us women who knew how to work on an equal playing field with men.
If anything the women in the new trilogy show how weak they are by presenting themselves as superwomen. Examples of this can be seen in Rey knowing everything that Luke learned from Han, Obi-Wan and Yoda in the first movie and Princess Leia being so adept with the force that she can fly in the vacuum of space. Instead of being people they have become caricatures of women, not people viewers can relate to and identify with like people did in the Original Trilogy.
And the men in the franchise are presented as bumbling stumbling idiots incapable of leading themselves. Flat one-dimensional caricatures of men who just live to be submissive to the women or to show how weak masculinity is in the face of female superiority.
Star Wars no longer tells the story of a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. It has become feminist SJW propaganda.
Damn. Just Damn.
The attempts to make the women stronger through this feminist narrative in the new trilogy are a complete betrayal to the source material. Luke Skywalker’s journey into manhood was clearly defined by his interactions with the men in his life. Every man who he interacted with from Uncle Owen, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo, Yoda, and Darth Vader shaped the man he would become in Return of the Jedi. He became a Jedi like his father before him due to the men shaping him for that role.
Unfortunately, Rey’s journey into womanhood isn’t as clearly defined. And the reason why it’s not defined is because feminists and SJWs who look at Star Wars from afar want to give her Luke’s story of empowerment, but don’t want to give her the relationships or the character transformation arc that Luke has. They want things to be equal, but don’t want her to deal with equal struggles or equal hardships.
Because everything for Feminists SJWs is about making things equal for women is giving them whatever they want without having to work for it. That’s why this new trilogy is so hated by many fans.
Part of what makes the new trilogy movies not work is the perspective the writers and directors come from. When George Lucas wrote the original Star Wars, he came from the perspective of a man who came from a two-parent household. He had his father in his life and his love for his father showed in the development for the story for the original three films.
The new producers on the other hand come from an age of broken homes and single mother households. This is why The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi don’t have the depth, substance and strong interpersonal relationships the original trilogy had. Rey and Kylo Ren’s story comes from an age of single mothers who dump their kids in childcare and go on to have their lives like Leia and Han did in the movie. That’s why both are so lost. Because they come from broken homes Kylo Ren expresses his contempt for his father Han Solo by killing him, and Leia is caught up in a hyperfeminist fantasy where she thinks she’s superwoman.
If anything the first two films of the new trilogy are a commentary on the disintegration of the American family. Because most children over the last 50 years have grown up with feminist ideologies and female authority figures in places like single parent households they don’t see a value to manhood and masculinity that George Lucas did when he created the original trilogy. And with the children in those households growing up not understanding the value in the role of men contribute to society, we’re getting a Star Wars trilogy that has all of the flash of the prequels but none of the substance of the Original Trilogy.