Recently the Critical Drinker posted this video
It was about Finn, but since in the second sequel flick Rose TIco and Finn were mostly tied together, it is almost as much about her.
As most everybody knows, Rose Tico was not a popular character. Evidence of this was found in the third movie, where she barely had a part. Further evidence is found in the fact that the character sold almost no action figures. However, right after the movie came out, there was lots of unhappiness with her character found all over the web. Naturally enough, this was considered to be misogynistic, racist, whatever. The natural knee-jerk reaction as usual.
The Critical Drinker is especially good at pointing out specific issues with characters; much more so than regular people are. A garden variety viewer might feel that things are off with a given character, but can only place vague notion on issue. The Drinker fixes that rather well.
In Rose Tico’s case, it comes down to the fact that she is a righteous know-it all who does little but get in the way of people trying to solve the problem. Furthermore, there is no upside to her, as she never contributes any good ideas. Then in the end, she effectively continually humiliates Finn (I suppose that is what modern Star Wars women are supposed to do)
Fellas who live in the real world have dealt with women like this. Fellas are also expected to get things done. It is not a good mix. Probably, for many guys, subconscious recollections of the frustrations from the past were projected on her.
What is your opinion on the character?
Exit Question — Can the Star Wars franchise recover?