Originally Posted by Lambonius
I don't disagree that the newer characters are weaker than the originals, but they're not weak BECAUSE they're diverse. They're weak because the writing in general is generated from a corporate machine as opposed to a young visionary filmmaker trying to prove his art. Literally every new character, males included, is weaker. We are mostly on the same page in terms of opinions of the new versus the originals, but singling out the women as the root of the problems is silly.
I'm not just singling out the women. Kennedy and the other producers have made a concerted effort to point out that they're putting women at the forefront. I just want great characters, regardless of gender or ethnicity. Having diversity just for the sake of it isn't enough to get a free pass. We've had better in the past and should have better writing now.