Quoted from zaki:
Haters ...last Jedi was awesome. I'm not joking either. I have it , force awakens, and phantom menace as top 3 star wars movies. I think so many people hate it because it broke the rules. Wasting snoke and having Rey's parents as drunks was great. Nobody saw that coming. Not sure what is so bad in the movie. It had action, humor, great story, etc. Much better sw movie than originals or prequel. Hate on hand solo movie.. that was a bad movie.
I apologize in advance for my rant lol.
It seemed like going against literally everything expected was the goal of Rian Johnson for the TLJ considering the "destroy the past, kill it if you have to" line. That made for some great critic reviews as it was "original" and "going against the grain" but a vast majority of Star Wars fans hated it. Instead of Luke being a powerful Jedi that did everything to save his nephew from turning to the dark side he's a grumpy old man who tried to kill his nephew despite the fact that he wanted to save his father, Darth Vader, who was the most evil dude in the galaxy.
Addressing the 20 something years between ROTJ and TFA? One line from Luke, "For a time there was peace", is all we get. Dumb. Spending 30 minutes wasted on the casino planet to save animals used for racing? Dumb. Spending an hour watching the resistance slowly crawl away from The First Order to get just out of firing range? Dumb. Luke dying at the end because he used to much force energy? Dumb. Leia's only response after hearing her brother just died "I felt it to", "We have everything we need". Dumb. It's all dumb! lol.
Tossing in those stupid porgs makes things even worse considering how they keep showing up throughout the movie, including in the Falcon for some reason and on R2D2 at the end. The comedy? It's cringe worthy to say the least. I can't hear you jokes from Poe, and "The name's Finn and I'm in charge. I'm in charge now, Phasma! I'm in charge!"...ugh.
R2D2 isn't happy here, he's saying "Help me"!