I am not sure what the point is now. The parallels to Empire are really too obvious not to see them as intended, but the movie also picks up on plot points from the other movies, like infiltrating the base and the young Jedi, after completing their training, seeking out their opposite and giving themselves up to them.
Most of the story beats are from Empire, and I don’t think you could fit a lot of movies in that tight a mold.
So yeah, it’s a reworking of the original movie while setting out to subvert many of the expectations that people have of how things will go. That in itself doesn’t seem very controversial, and in itself it also doesn’t mean the movie is either great or bad.