easily entertained and bad at this!!!!!
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
a few stray thoughts. gonna try and make them vague but I'll still mark for spoilers.
• completely, utterly flubs every big, emotional (non-Kylo and Rey) moment for the entire runtime.
• the Kylo and Rey stuff remains glorious and the most exciting scenes of this entire franchise. Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver are simply fantastic together.
• all the Emperor shit was dumb as fuck.
• the tidy meetings between characters that shouldn't ever meet was also dumb as…
y'all are crazy. even at five episodes this felt too long, and at times pretty pointless - what was with the Killing of a Sacred Deer guy's scenes? - and a little *too* on-the-nose (see: the coal miners slapping the minister of coal's clothes and then literally saying he now looked like a minister of coal - terrible!) but there are some good lead performances here, and the direction is strong if not particularly interesting.