First thing that needs to be said here: THIS ARTICLE WILL BE FULL OF SPOILERS. AND NOT JUST FOR PART 7. POTENTIAL HUGE SPOILER FOR PART 8 SO READ ON ONLY BEING COMFORTABLE WITH THAT.
So everyone is walking away from The Force Awakens talking about how great it was and how it felt like a real Star Wars movie and how J.J. Abrams did the impossible. But the other thing everyone seems to be doing is making fun of the Kylo Ren character. Calling him whiny and a cry-baby. Sorry, but if you hear ANYONE say this, pull them aside and laugh openly in their faces for ten minutes because they do no understand how a “character arc” works. We are not supposed to get flawless characters, good OR bad, in the first part of what is going to be an on-going story. You get one aspect of their personality. Usually one that will get worked on and advance. But Remy, Rey was perfect. Yes, so far. Kinda like how Luke was pure in the first movie, right? But we will SEE her struggle in the next movie when she finally starts trying to master her force abilities. And in regards to Crylo Ren, the haters will all be eating their words. By the third film, I can promise you, Kylo Ren (or Darth Solo as I pray he is known by then) will be Star Wars baddest, most nuanced and complicated bad guys the series has ever thrown at us.
For all you rolling your eyes, read on please.