Came up a star upon rewatch. Latter second act onward it still falls apart but until then it's bravura filmmaking from Fincher. Cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth channeling Gordon Willis with all those 70's era deep shadows. Norton is good, Bonham-Carter uneven and 90's Pitt strains to make his movie star impact, overworking his charm like he did back then.
After the second watch, more became clear about why I really didn't like TLJ. In a nutshell, we are seeing the rise of fan fiction into the realm of commercial storytelling. TFA and TLJ are both fan fiction films, and have little to do with the Star Wars universe, in any real sense.
Rian Johnson wasn't interested in the stories JJ set up, or the universe George created, so he just abandoned them. He didn't really like the characters in…