I’ve read all the spoilers. In part because they’re tough to avoid as a moderator, and because I’ve never been terribly interested in the “who is Rey?” drama. As someone mentioned earlier, that was drawn out to the point of silliness. I thought she was a very interesting character the first 30 minutes of TFA. That faded as the film went on. TLJ completed her path to one-dimensional.
I was going to see this film to see how they handled Rose because she was the only person I found interesting, poorly handled or not. Now that I’ve read the spoilers, it seems she’s handled as an afterthought.
All that said, I still held out hope that Rey could be written as deep and interesting again. Man, from what I’ve discovered, I was very wrong. They answered the question for which I’d held out hope with the polar opposite. All these years I’d hoped it would turn out she was Rey Random. To have her end up being Rey Palpatine?.. FFS, J.J. We’re 40 years in and they’re still shrinking the universe. No thanks.
For the record, I didn’t find The Emperor even remotely interesting in Empire and even less so in Return. In the one prequel I saw, he was even less interesting. To wait the past few years in hopes that Rey was finally a step-out from the shrunken universe only to find out she’s the mother of all universe shrinking was a gut punch.
I’m off the rest of the year, so I have all sorts of time to see everything in the theaters currently. Today, I briefly toyed with the idea of just watching it and getting it over with, enjoying one more trip with Chewie and The Falcon. I went through the listings at the nearest theater, but just couldn’t bother. I rode my motorcycle instead. I might end up going this coming week, but it’s not a priority. Most likely, much more riding and a couple evenings of Ford vs Ferrari and A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood.
Truth be told, The Mandalorian is Star Wars for me now.