I liked it. I had a smile on my face as soon as the opening scroll started. Yes, there were predictable parts. But, I felt the movie kept going forward, and the visuals were outstanding. The space battles blew my mind; loved it. I also enjoyed the acting, and the introduction of new characters. I thought it was an improvement from The Force Awakens; now that was a predictable movie. I was able to avoid seeing the trailer before the movie, too. That was a first in a long time.