THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY AND THE SPOILED OF TLJ.
Note: Extremely minor non-plot and non-character spoiler towards the end of this post.
Cool critter and vehicle design plus incredibly epic and emotional scenes that are the essence of Star Wars, coupled with character revelations and plot twists that spin the franchise in new directions and force you to rethink what you thought you knew about a galaxy far, far, away.
Excessive humor of a type inappropriate to the franchise, uninspired alien design, an prequel-esque planet, a ponderous plot, an unexpected and particularly off-putting SFX visual representation of a beloved icon that should work but just doesn’t, a few hammed-up performances and a series of contrived circumstances that rival the prequels in their ham-fisted execution.
Fanboy reactions and the fear that the next film will backpedal and transform TLJ’s spin into a crash and burn in order to get it back on its overwrought cyclical track.
AND THE SPOILED
Space Walrus milk. Likely spoiled, definitely gratuitous.
Do not want.
Second viewing required. At the least.
Andrew E.C. Gaska