I'm late to the party but my pros vs cons are
Beautiful to look at. Some of the scenes were just breathtaking.
The Luke and R2 scene on the Millennium Falcon when he played Leia's message to Obi Wan was genuinely touching and proper "homage" to a past great movie, rather than Abrams **** fest of just ripping off the plot and calling it homage.
I still don't hate Finn. He is bordering on ridiculous, but I'm trying to find something to like, and I don't hate him yet
Mark Hamill was still great. If he had a better script, he could have made Luke Skywalker as epic as before.
The scene with Luke and Leia was also touching and well written
When Kylo turned on Snoke, they had a real opportunity to do something new and different
then they completely **** the bed on that which leads me to the
Kylo or Rey turning would have been something a great arch to continue into the next movie. TLJ should have ended there, Rey joins Kylo, and the entire next movie is set up with how Luke will react, will they be dark or light, so many possibilities, just flushed away.
Kylo Ren. Still a whiny sad sack Emo Ren crap villain. I don't care what side of the force he ends up following because I think he would just change again whenever he got a hair up his *** to do so.
Leia...wasted, the whole Leia Poppins thing is deserved. The worst scene in a major studio movie possibly ever. Then one of the coolest characters in Star Wars history slept for the next 1/3 of the movie, then woke up to stun Poe with no possible knowledge of wth went on while she was napping, and backed this hair brained purple haired harpy's idiotic, and above all TOTALLY secret plan to sneak away in small ships undetected, which was of course detected and got 90% of the resistance\rebels still alive killed.
I could go on for ages, so a quick synopsis of garbage before the two worst train wrecks: Force Ghosts can now call down lightning, Luke f'ing Skywalker (the man who spent an entire movie believing in the redemption of the most evil being in the galaxy, and then redeeming him) just said **** it and decided to kill his nephew because he sensed the dark side manifesting in him or sumsuch**** (WTF), The purple haired twit in the evening gown, the stuttering idiot master hacker that just happen to be in the same cell as those sent to find another master hacker, the never before seen ability to take out a star destroyer by jumping to hyper space through it... well ****, the war it won, just send in droid piloted ships and have them hyper space their way to victory against any armada, The ENTIRE casino side mission. Completely unnecessary, accomplished nothing, meant nothing, just meaningless filler and putting a check mark for another race represented, which does segue nicely into the last two most grievous offenses
Rose, the most useless pos character ever to **** up scene after scene that they somehow allowed her and even paid her to **** up by her mere presence. She even managed to **** up the one scene for Finn that could have been really emotionally powerful when he was going to sacrifice himself, here comes the Star Wars killing blob to co ck block his character from redemption because she had some fat school girl crush on him. Ridiculous on each and every level, but she is not even the worst part
Mary Rey Sue herself, from the beginning of TFA till the end of TLJ is about a week and a half, in this time she beat the jedi killer Emo Ren in a duel, that's bad enough, but they decided not badass enough, in TLJ she beat Luke F'ing Skywalker in a duel with sticks, but still, her wooden a ss beat Luke Skywalker a week after thinking that he and the force itself were just made up legends. Remember in The Empire Strikes Back when Luke struggled to call his lightsaber to save himself from the wampa? This was after all the time from The New Hope till the beginning of TESB...Luke, the most powerful jedi ever, but Mary Sue is moving a mountain to free the "rebels" a week after learning this force stuff was real. Awful, awful, awful
Not making the list of cons, but along that same line, the stable boy at the end effortlessly calls the broom to his hand using the force. **** Disney, they have truly ruined what I thought could never be ruined.
Also, Merry Christmas everyone. I hope you have a spectacular New Year