ron’s review published on Letterboxd:
This film reminds me of the prequels. I love the ideas that Rian is going for, however the excecution is poor.
25-30 of useless subplot, and the complete disregard for plot threads TFA set up (not that I like that movie). But it had an incredibly strong ending which somewhat makes up for the fumbles in the first 2 acts.
I didn’t leave the theater saying “this is the best Star Wars movie”, as some popular critics have said. But I did leave thinking at least it wasn’t a rehash and that it was enjoyable.