- Mar 22, 2016
Nail on the head.The sequels just don't even make sense.
Its not that they didnt reference stuff from the Clone Wars. In fact, the main-line movies were made for people who watched the first 6 movies in order. Meaning people who went to see the movies, and only the movies.
Force Awakens = A New Hope in a shitty dress
Last Jedi = Literally the shittiest star wars thing ever made - including the Holiday Special.
Rise of Rey = Hey lets get space horses and HEY REMEMER PALPATINE!? REMEMBER WHEN LUKE AND LEIA KISSED? LETS MAKE A STAR WARTS MOVIE!
The only real reference to anything non-film related in Rise of Skywalker was the voice of Ahsoka and Kanaan when Rei was hearing all of those previous Jedi. That's it.
I can give Filoni/Favreau credit for building this expanded universe while working within the constraints of what the pre/OT/sequels did for the mythology. But they are also essentially saying "yeah that shit happened, but we're gonna show you all the COOL shit that happened in the background."