iksvecjart’s review published on Letterboxd:
Nope. Two years on, I struggle to see what is "controversial" about this thing; this still feels safe and bland, especially in comparison with Lucas' six visually and textually adventurous installments. Through my eyes, it also just does not function well as genre entertainment. It's so formally and aesthetically vapid that I couldn't care less about its Big Themes which suffocate with their self-importance.
This is certainly not the worst of the series (its predecessor remains my least favourite film of the decade), but I legitimately cannot see how this has had anything but a net negative impact on culture, regardless on your thoughts on its quality. I cannot think of another film which has inspired this much toxicity both positively and negatively, each through increasingly hyperbolic lens. Insane for what seems to me a corporate bluff.