6 ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Characters Who Need to up Their Game in ‘Episode VIII’

     July 9, 2016

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Like most everybody else in the world, I adored Star Wars: The Force Awakens (henceforth TFA)—and not just the story or the effects, but the characters. In fact, I’d go so far to say the characters were the most successful part about J.J. Abrams‘ vision for a galaxy far, far away. Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren, BB-8, even the underutilized Poe Dameron, were all fully formed the minute they hit the screen.

But let’s face it, not all the new characters were winners. With about a dozen main players in the mix, a few were bound to be duds, or at least “needs improvement.” Fortunately, almost all the named characters in Episode VII are likely to return for Star Wars: Episode VIII, which gives them plenty of time to make their mark on the franchise yet. So let’s take a closer look at some of the characters who need to step up their game in the next Star Wars chapter…

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