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I did not like this film as I felt like it made little to no sense and was banking on nostalgia.
This film backpedals on almost everything established beforehand. Undoes most of the themes from the original trilogy and recots a lot of the best moments. Every example on how NOT to make a film.
None of the motivations make any sense and there are literal plot holes that no one has been able to adequately answer. Yet nostalgia has people enjoying it.
The worst of the Star Wars prequels seems to get worse with age. The best that can be said about this film is that it introduces a lot of interesting alien ideas and cultures that are often fun to explore; if not in the films, in video games like Knights of the Old Republic.
In 2005, Star Wars was vastly popular. This film helped to establish a backstory for several games, books, fan ideas, and other tie-ins. The film itself is a bit over reliant on CGI, too hammy with the love scenes, has one too many political schemes, and is often disappointing. (like Kit Fisto's death scene!) But, it being an exercise in world building fantasy, the supplemental material, and being a George Lucas made Star Wars film (which usually means a new interesting technical idea) makes it a little easier to suspend disbelief.
I loved this film. It cleverly took you down a murder mystery in two timelines that will have you guessing the entire time.
The ending twist, the cast, the music, and the direction all seemed very well done.
Come to expect anything Gillian Flynn related to be great.