“Let the past die. Kill it. If you have to.” Kylo Ren used those lines in the feature trailer for The Last Jedi and we all had our own ideas on what it could mean in the lead up to the film. Obviously it was foreshadowing for what would come while also representing a meta commentary for the Star Wars saga as a whole. The Last Jedi successfully (or unsuccessfully to some) manages to let the past die while also somehow keeping it alive at the same time.
*Spoilers for The Last Jedi*