Sigh. I give up on Star Wars as of right now, and hope for the love of good that Benioff and Weiss can do miracles with their upcoming film.
J.J. Abrams re-did A New Hope to critical acclaim because we got fanservice from high and low and kept to a safe formula. Rian Johnson tried to be too bald and ruined storylines and mysteries presented in TFA. And now, these asshats are trying to win back the fanbase by re-introducing Palpatine - completely undermining ROTJ’s ending and even the new trilogy itself, making it clear it can not (and never have) stood on its own legs. Just failure from left to right. We’re all just taught and expected to like these movies now to the point that we fool ourselfs that we still want them. I think, after this one, it will be clear in a year or two how weak this trilogy really was and is (“but man, you haven’t even seen Rise of Palpatine yet” - one film doesn’t make a good trilogy).
Working at a cinema, I don’t have to spend a dime. TFA was cool. TLJ was… weird, but refreshing - but overall a disappointment as you let it sink in. Rise of Disappointment will fly by me, and I’m happy to watch it all end for free. Maybe they can pull of a decent movie at best.