Stephen Green says JJ Abrams never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity. Based on the final trailer, the latest and last episode of the Star Wars series — The Rise of Skywalker — is no exception.
An all-powerful female character, Captain Marvel, actually disempowers women when the writers were hoping to strike a blow for feminism. Bill Whittle, Scott Ott and Stephen Green, explore the importance of weakness and struggle in the hero’s journey. Having a “Mary Sue” character — like Capt. Marvel or Rey in Star Wars — provides precisely the wrong inspiration for young women.