Drek Banned Oct 27, 2017 1,179 Apr 15, 2019 #1 He was always a whiny shit. He wined to his uncle constantly. He was perpetually moody and short sighted. During the entire first movie he vacillates between grand standing acts of "heroism" and despondent pouting when he feels like he's being upstaged. In Empire he bails on his friends to go to Dagobah. He directly disobeys Yoda and Obi Wan to go to Cloud City. He didn't die in that encounter but still threw everything in jeopardy. In RotJ he stunts on enemies he's more powerful than and when faced with a real challenge only pulls off not dying because Vader does a heel-face turn. The only reason people think he's some great paragon is the extended universe, which was all non-canon and a big retcon for a generally childish, self-centered, and emotionally short sighted character. The Last Jedi version is a far more accurate continuation of his personality following the events recapped in TFA. That is also a more believable character as the son of the childish, self-centered, and emotionally short sighted Anakin Skywalker. His sacrifice at the end of TLJ was the most noble thing he's ever done and even that was an epic grand stand to clown on his own nephew. The one he failed because for all the Skywalker family natural power with the Force they fundamentally don't get the idea of balance within the force. Each successive generation for three generations in a row going zealot for one "side" or the other. Then they pontificate as to why that's totally right when all the core philosophy speaks to the need for a balance, which they personally reject at every turn. In summary - Luke is a shit. TLJ was very much in-character. The Skywalker men are a bunch of emotionally stunted man children given more credit than they're due because they're good at space magic. And anyone who complains about action scene choreography in TLJ needs a rewatch. TLJ looks like some John Wick level combat in comparison. Also Donald Glover's portrayal of Lando in Solo might be the best acting job in Star Wars history. He embodied an iconic character originally framed by Billy Dee and not only nailed Lando, he did so in an expanded format from the original movies in an entirely believable way that meaningfully grew the character. If Han had been done that well Solo would have been one of the best SW movies ever. Instead its just a fun movie with two standouts stealing scenes (Glover and Waller-Bridge).