I must have watched a different, unedited version of this movie. Mine was as bad, plot hol’y, missing the tone, not understanding and belittleling character individuality and coherence as… really, the best comparison for me is Independence Day: Resurgence.
It feels bad being in the camp with user reviews on RottenTomatoes and IMDB that use terms like “SJW” and “diversity”, but I can’t understand how so many people liked this movie.
I was even thinking about leaving the cinema and taking a train earlier back home. Never had this problem with a Star Wars movie before. Understood that Ep. 1-3 are mainly for kids and never felt “insulted” or anything, loved The Force Awakens (I gave it a rare 10/10 for feeling modern but very “Star Wars” with a fresh cast I instantly fell in love with), but this one… I still haven’t fully processed the whole experience, but 20 hours after I gave it 3/10 on the IMDb.
Nobody around me in my theater liked it either, not the under 12 year old british kids with their dad and certainly not the guy on my right, who kept calling Kylo Ren a “Schwuchtel”(German for “gay”/“fag”) whenever he was on screen (I’m still wondering if I should have called him out on it by saying "hey, I am gay, don’t mix up being gay and being a wuss or we’re going to have to find out how gay YOU are… but I didn’t feel like making a scene.)
Maybe I did watch a different cut. Don’t remember having had feelings about a movie that far off of the critical consensus.