Region: New World Union
Wokeism was a major reason the sequel trilogy was so bad, especially the second film. It wasn't the only reason but it was a major one. The main reason was the fact it was totally disjointed and clearly had no direction or story whatsoever. It started off pretty decent with TFA, then TLJ came in and ruined it totally, with the failures from that seeping into other projects that in their own right were actually good. Had it been a standalone film it would be alright. Then because of that TRoS was an absolute, utter, total disaster all the way through. They had to get an original character that was well written and completely screw him up.
The Prequels and Sequels can't be compared properly, they are totally different things. Which is the problem, they shouldn't be, they should both be easily identifiable as Star Wars, which the Prequels are but the Sequels are not. The dialogue in the Prequels is what let it down. Other than that, anyone who looks at it enough can and will see that the Prequels are genius storytelling. The transformation and downfall of a galactic democracy into a totalitarian fascist state, the story of how liberty dies. Most of the critics of the prequels come from people who just see them as movies for entertainment, instead of being a deeper insightful story. That's more what the Original trilogy was about.
And then there are the Sequels. Which are just all-around terrible. Not even identifiable as Star Wars either emotionally or culturally, other than the appearance of the original characters, which they utterly disrespected.
This is a pretty good breakdown of the politics of star wars, I don't usually watch things this long but its captivating enough that I did: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TSqjRgh2ZY&ab_channel=ArkentheAmerikan