Last Jedi killed my interest in the series so thoroughly I won't even be watching this one, a first for me as I've seen every other numbered Star Wars film to come out in my lifetime in its opening week. Not since the 1998 American Godzilla have I seen a franchise so butchered.
This is a way worse butcher job. Godzilla is the kind of stuff you can just reboot and pretend the bad stuff never happened, Star Wars can't really do that.
Agreed. Also, it's not like they released a promising, but flawed, film first, to then release a film that ruined the lore and the characters. It would be like releasing Godzilla '14 first, people thinking it was ok to good, not great, but excited to see the sequel. Then, they release '98. "Bet you didn't expect Godzilla to look like this, huh? Expectations subverted!"