It’s been a while since I’ve written anything that isn’t a fanfic, though I guess this can be said to qualify as such.
This is not going to be an in-depth or detailed critique of The Rise of Skywalker, or any sort of dissection of its many flaws. A lot of other people have already done that, and likely far better than I could do. I find it hard to muster any strong feeling aside from disappointment, so I can’t exactly do any sort of entertaining angry rant either. But I feel it’s safe to say the general response to this movie has been one of disappointment. If you actually loved (or at least liked) it, I’m glad for you.
I merely want to share some quick ideas for where I thought/hoped the story was going based on where The Last Jedi left us. Nothing comprehensive, just a few things I almost expected to see, but did not.
Be warned that I can’t really do this without getting into SPOILERS! So that’s starting in the very next paragraph. If you don’t want any of those, I’m surprised you clicked on this to begin with.