There is a contradiction of approach to the Force between the original Star Wars trilogy and the prequel trilogy, and it begins with midi-chlorians. Everyone hates midi-chlorians, but what makes them so offensive isn’t actually their half-hearted science, it’s that they introduce classism into a mythos that previously decried it. It took the Force, which originally stood for a metaphor for spiritual enlightenment, and turned it into super-powered wish fulfillment. In the prequels, one is born special, and simply needs to wait for their midi-chlorian letter from Hogwarts. There’s nothing wrong with Harry Potter, but this storytelling device is woefully mismatched with the Star Wars universe and what was established in the original trilogy.