Another thing I really love about the new era of Star Wars films is that it feels like the folks in charge have decided to focus on Leia as the “connective tissue” between the old films and the new. I mean, she’s really the one who has been running the Rebellion/Resistance this whole time, right? Luke was always off camping with muppets or talking to his dad, while Han spent his time constantly running away from his past — one road trip with Chewie after another. Leia was the one who actually stuck around and kept fighting the good fight. Who’s commanding the Resistance? Leia. To whom does Jyn Erso sacrifice her life to deliver the Death Star plans? Leia. Who’s always a step or two ahead of the First Order in TLJ? Leia. Once again we see the new films rejecting the Jedi/Skywalker drama of the originals and the prequels to focus on the civil war that holds the fate of the galaxy in the balance and the person who’s fighting to keep everyone free: Leia. This is probably obvious, but it just occurred​ to me.]]>

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  1. < ![CDATA[If you're going to have a connecting piece, she's definitely the logical choice. Plus, it's nice to have someone who isn't a jedi actually be the most important person for a change.]]>

  2. < ![CDATA[While she doesn't bring the Jedi drama, she does bring the Skywalker drama. I'm pretty sure that would have been set to come to a head in the final film of the trilogy, what with her being the leader of the Resistance and Kylo Ren's having ascended to the level of Supreme Leader.]]>

  3. < ![CDATA[Chris S Yeah, I guess I kind of forget she's a Skywalker, since other than Vader's "Ah, a sister!" in RotJ there's virtually no connection made between her and all the shit going on between Luke and Anakin. It's sad that we'll probably never get a scene between her and Kylo/Ben where she tells him to grow the fuck up and stop with the Vader-drama already.]]>