I think as well Rhiann Johnson had too much input. He can’t seem to tell strong stories with a beginning middle and end. That works in the like of Brick or Looper, but you shouldn’t really leave the cinema after a Star Wars film thinking “What was the point of that?”
It was like he took a look at all the set ups from the first film and just simply ignored them.
Luke throwing the lightsabre behind him was basically a metaphor for the whole film
There’s a lot to like, but it was gag heavy as opposed to the usual Star Wars quips and I’m left feeling very unfulfilled by the way in which the story unfolded.
Mark Hamill was exceptional, but the story around Luke kind of lets the character down in the end. Abrams has a lot to do in the next instalment, I feel.