As a whole, the final three entires in the Skywalker saga shit the bed. And don’t give me that “it’s impossible to please the Star Wars fanbase” excuse. The Mandalorian has proved that pleasing fans isn’t rocket science. Just give them what made the originals so great: cool space battles interspersed with cute moments. No need sUbVerT exPeCtaTiOns and throw Luke Skywalker’s entire character arc into a dumpster, then light that dumpster on fire.
It’s a shame, but one twitter user is remaining optimistic. Jesse McLaren simply reminds himself of how awful the prequels were, and for him, that makes the sting of the last few entries that much more bearable. He originally wrote this thread in response to The Last Jedi back in 2017, but the argument still holds up as a response to the most recent The Rise of Skywalker. Unless of course you loved the prequels. If that’s the case, then this post is going to royally piss you off.