The Disney Star Wars films are not akin to Michael Bay. Michael Bay movies are not only popcorn spectacle movies, but they stretch suspension of disbelief to its breaking point and beyond.
For example, in the Transformers:Dark Side of the Moon film, Leonard Nimoy’s robot character literally gives dialogue lifted straight out of Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan (“The needs of the many…”). Plus the main character, Sam, does video-game-style base-sliding under the entire width of a car; and similarly has God Mode turned on so as to survive jumping through an unbroken skyscraper window without a scratch and being violently slung around by a steel tether attached to his wrist without injuring his shoulder whatsoever.
It’s not at all the same. Disney’s Star Wars films are not popcorn movies.
Well, it’s a matter of opinion. If we stick to TLJ, there’s plenty of bad physics to go around. I know that Star Wars isn’t trying to be hard SF but it violates its own sensibilities. The horizontal bombers from the beginning make no sense since it was clearly established they already had guided weapons that could deliver strikes on targets. REDACTED
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And there’s the question of how Rey goes from nobody to Force badass with zero training? I mean sure, Luke had like twenty minutes in ANH before he potted the Death Star but he was presumably doing more on his own between ANH and TESB and even if he had a few weeks on Dagobah with Yoda, he was still practicing on his own until ROTJ. Rey has come as far as she has in…what, maybe five days? It’s hard to tell how much time has passed in the two films.
You’re free to disagree with me and free to like TLJ but I found it to be about as problematic as a Transformer film in terms of plot holes and head scratchers.