Because it’s better.
Eloquence in short supply due to baby-induced sleep deprivation.
My latest article on Mercatornet. Read it, while I get some sleep:
Skywalker’s unfortunate transformation is just one of many “surprises” that feel like the product of a contrarian writer/director looking to make his mark by upsetting the audience’s expectations.
Just do the opposite of what everyone expects, and at least the critics will like it.
The upshot of this subversive approach to the film is that it lacks the archetypal significance found in the original movies.
Luke doesn’t get to be the archetypal mentor, nor does Rey get to grow and be transformed through her struggles. As the above video states satirically, “it’s like the classic hero’s journey but you cut out all the middle stuff”.