Just got back. I give it a tentative 7.5/10, though I feel like I will need to see it again to give it a proper final rating.
-It's nowhere near as formulaic as episode 7, and therefore much less predictable
-Poe and Phasma actually get some screentime after barely getting any in Episode 7 despite being billed as main character for that movie
-It's not afraid to take risks
-Good space battle sequences
-Good Rey and Ben versus Imperial Guard battle sequence
-Good chemistry between Rose and Finn, and a good set up for a love triangle between Rey, Rose, and Finn
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-Not all of the risks pay off
-A bit of cringey dialogue
-First Star Wars movie without a climactic lightsaber battle (one of my favorite things about Star Wars)
-Wasted opportunity to not have Lando come in with a fleet at the end and engage the First Order fleet to give them time to escape from Krait)
-Luke is a bit sad in this movie, feels like a shell of a man, and though he recovers a bit at the end, he still kind of goes out with more of a fizzle than a bang
-Snoke feels like a bit of a waste, dying before we learn anything about him or his origins.