hamfruitcake’s review published on Letterboxd:
Happy beeps here buddy, come on
You can't not have an opinion on this one. It's either turgid nonsensical trash or it's a masterpiece. That it caused such a wild reaction is something which will forever be recorded in the annals of history.
I could describe in detail where the film fails (pacing!) but that would detract from my overwhelming admiration for what Rian Johnson tried to achieve. It's a messy and long film but I have such strong feelings about it.
Deep at it's core the film challenged the Star Wars mythology and it's characters. It made a point that history and legacy are important for the lessons we can learn from them but anyone from anywhere can make a difference. Rey's heritage being disconnected from the Skywalker bloodline was such a powerful grace note for me. I didn't expect it to resonate so strongly but I'll forever admire that moment.
My biggest fear is that when I see The Rise of Skywalker tonight, it'll somehow undo that beautiful sentiment.