goonbag It has plenty of flaws, the biggest of which imo is the relegation of Finn and Rose to the shitty casino side story.
This is the main stuff that I actually liked!!! Fun stuff with flashing lights and bright colours. That and the part where Luke Skywalker jangles a set of keys in front of the for 5 minutes, so, maybe I’m the wrong person to ask.
Ultimately my gripes with the film centre on it being not as good as I wanted it to be. I gotta wonder what the film could have been if the Disney overlords had put more faith into Rian Johnson, I mean, wasn’t there a good deal of executive meddling? Or was that more a problem with ROS?
If I remember correctly Carrie Fisher’s untimely passing had an effect as well. I don’t know how much of a factor it was, but I do know her appearance in ROS was from unused footage from TLJ, and because her passing was during post-production it was in time for them to reconfigure the story… you gotta wonder if that footage in ROS was unused because it was already on the cutting room floor or if it was unused because they saved it for ROS.