The thing I always get from the prequel trilogy is that it’s like someone telling you a great story but does a terrible job of explaining it. The prequels had a ton of great ideas that expanded on the lore of the franchise, but the problem was that they had crap execution. Yet, they still show more polished quality than the sequel trilogy.Here's what pisses me off the most about this whole sequel trilogy: They completely fucked George Lucas over.
I'm someone who didn't hate the prequel trilogy. It had a lot of huge problems, but that was because George decided to do everything himself. George has a lot of good ideas, but he's not the best at executing them, and he desperately needed someone on board as a dissenting voice to make the PT great. Having said that, no matter what anyone thinks of the prequel trilogy -- IT WAS STILL STAR WARS. It still had the spirit of Star Wars within it, even though it missed the mark on a lot of levels.
George wrote the outlines for sequel trilogy. He put all of his "ideas" on the page, and it probably would have been amazing if someone like JJ had followed George's roadmap and executed his ideas efficiently. We all probably would have loved this. Kathleen Kennedy PROMISED that she would bring George's vision for the sequel trilogy to life. There is a FUCKING VIDEO INTERVIEW of her saying this.
Then, as soon as George signed the contracts, Kathleen said "Ha! Psyche!" and threw out George's outlines so that she could make her own bullshit series, which is the clusterfuck we are now stuck with. If people remember one thing about Kathleen Kennedy, they should remember this. She spent 30 years gaining George Lucas' confidence only to fuck him over the moment he gave her a little bit of power. Fuck that cunt.
Which begs asking the question, will Star Wars be remembered as the black sheep of the Disney brands, or will Disney themselves be remembered as the black sheep of the Star Wars franchise?