interestingfor one I felt they had more heart, genuine emotion in them.
Luke was a far more relatable and easy to cheer for hero than Rey, who might as well have been a droid. He had real struggles and real failures, and overcame them like a hero is supposed to. He got his hand chopped off. he couldn't raise the x wing. gave the audience something to care about, something to cheer for.
I just never gave a shit about Rey, or really any of the characters. not only were they mostly unlikeable, the whole thing just felt cold to me. there's a warmth missing from the new films.
It was a major difference when comparing two otherwise similar movies about the rebellion destroying the death star via a tiny weak point. that's for sure.
i hated Luke in the original movies - but i never watched them as a kid so maybe that is the issue