This film opens in a dark world. The shots are decent, but the lighting is very poor. I understand that the director was trying to make the planet look terrible, but not being able to see Han's face subtracted from the aura. The hero then divulges himself as he exits the scummy planet he has called home for so long. Even Donald Glover's snide attitude could not save this film. Once again, the writers of the New-age Star Wars movies decided to use a droid for comic relief in the film, and it did not pay off. There was an attempt by the writers to make the audience feel sympathy for Glover's character as he lost his partner L3, but there was no connection. However, there are silver linings in the film. The relationship between Chewbacca and Han is developed, Darth Maul is introduced, and the concept of the rebellion is mentioned. All these aspects of the film help connect it to the mainstream series. Overall, I would see the film if you like the Star Wars saga. If you are looking for a film Roger Ebert would appreciate, you are better off going home and watching "Call Me By Your Name" on HBO.