That's it then: I'll be moving to Columbus, Indiana and staring at hospitals and banks for the rest of my days.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
It's kind of funny, everybody seems to be in a completely different film from everybody else: Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill and Adam Driver are playing the grand Greek tragedy while John Boyega, Kelly Marie Tran and Benicio Del Toro are in a fast-paced Heist-comedy-with-a-big-heart. Oscar Isaac, Carrie Fisher and Laura Dern are mostly occupied with their steamy power games, meanwhile Domhnall Gleeson seems to be under the impression that he's in some sort of British Hitler satire.
And yet I…
As a demonstration of VFX craft, impressive. As a Lion King remake, completely pointless.
How could anyone think that the expressiveness of Greek tragic dialogue and comedic musical bits would just magically gel with photo-realistically stiff animal faces? It's a baffling creative decision and, from an entertainment perspective, distracting af.