Can I just say that I love the ST and most of the choices made throughout the three films? Can I say that I enjoy the fact that each feels like it’s own thing, but that I still feel an overall cohesion to the story?
TRoS isn’t perfect, but it’s not the dumpster fire some make it out to be. There’s a lot of hate for TLJ, and I know there are a lot of us out there, but I for one find TLJ to be the most engaging of the ST films.
And I don’t think that TRoS retcons or attacks any of the decisions made in TLJ. Most of the plot points in TRoS only seem to solidify the choices made in TLJ.
It’s rushed and maybe tries to do too many things. The choices regarding the use of leftover footage of Carrie Fisher are not the best. It’s really obvious what’s happening in those sequences. But overall we get a galactic sized race and a satisfying continuation of Rey and Kylo’s dynamic relationship. The dyad is an excellent to introduce the divine union into the story. And I love that Finn is force sensitive now.
I have reservations about the handling of Ben’s death, but you know in each trilogy there’s been at least one film that doesn’t live up to expectations. RotJ and TPM & AotC and now TRoS, which isn’t quite as good at RotJ but is certainly miles ahead of the two PT entries listed.
It’s a fun serviceable movie.