Story felt fragmented. Never connected to the characters. People pop up the instant the plot requires in ways so blatantly artificial it pulls you out of the narrative, same as Grand Moff Tarkin. Stormtroopers flood into frame to be shot down like ten pins. The action scenes lacked emotional investment and went on way too long.
The whole thing just felt off.
Cobbled together out of executive notes.
But it did look amazing.
Some of the early scenes were beyond stunning. Breathtaking vistas and having a magnificent sense of scale was definitely a plus for the film.
Not sure what else to say about it.