I’ve noticed that many of the flaws in the ST were set up by Abrams, yet I hardly ever see any criticism directed at him.
I mean, maybe if you live on Mars or just… Don’t interact with any Star Wars forums?
Abrams gets plenty of heat for TFA and TROS.
As far as I’m concerned Rian simply made a pretentious crappy film, but it was after the utter mess JJ started with TFA, and then JJ pushed the whole garbage pile into the trash compactor with TROS.
I don’t really level any of the “blame” squarely on the directors; it’s obvious the trilogy was corporate focus-grouped to death by the higher ups, so it’s whatever. Easier to just ignore them than spend any energy trying to rationalize them.
But hey, that’s just, like, my opinion man.
If I were to give some credit to Rian it’d be that he at least made a movie that resembles a movie, which was more than I could say for whatever that last thing was.