Fantastic acting, truly eerie. This movie is all about tone and building suspense, rather than cheap jump scares and special effects. It never states the obvious, never treats the audience as stupid, rather it leads you to read between the lines in a natural and satisfacting way. Before the end you will understand all there is to understand, without giving away what is going to happen next.
Brilliant debut for Oz Perkins (Anthony Perkins' son) as director.
It is hard to talk about a movie that has been so thoroughly analyzed and praized over the decades. The directorial choices are flawless, the acting quite theatrical (in a good way) and the content profound and always contemporary, despite taking place in the middle ages and being made over 60 years ago.
All over the place in its tone, changing it from dramatic to comedic to tense to even cynical without real consistency, the lack of an original plot and the inappropriate amount of stupid jokes make this movie a gigantic farse. After the first ten minutes you might think you ended in the wrong room, watching a rerun from some Mel Brooks or Leslie Nielsen parody. There is almost no real moment of drama or tension, since they keep cutting it with some very questionable "funny" moment or animal or situation. So much so that it becomes quickly impossible to take anything seriously at all. It is filled with cheesy one-liners and pseudo-witty jokes in the most inappropriate of moments. Oh, and yes, we discovered that Hoth is actually a salt planet, not an ice planet. So the whole opening scene in "Empire strikes back" makes no sense at all anymore.
The only exception to this mess are the scenes in snokes room which are visually beautiful, reminding of "Flash Gordon" and keeping a serious tone throughout, but still it seems to watch a retake of "Return of the Jedi".
All in all this might be the worst thing happened to Star Wars since the prequels, and maybe even worse. It takes a huge piss on everything Star Wars might have ever meant to anyone.