i can't like solo because SW as a whole comes from an era with movie stardom is more powerful than today with brands. harrison ford IS han solo, arnold IS the terminator, etc. it just doesn't work for me at all. TFA didn't deliver to me emotionally because there was no connection and the connections within said movie were hollow and frustrating. honestly they should've killed poe in the beginning like what was intended, then you would've had a stronger relationship/development of finn/rey instead, everything is so half-hearted. too many jj setup mystery boxes, and the fact that TLJ throws out nearly all of them retroactively makes TFA a worse film for me to try and enjoy. it's a complete botching of the ST, especially when your 3 leads don't meet until the last few minutes of your 2nd part in a trilogy and said 2nd part takes place only a few hours and days after the entire first movie. the legs of TFA were the big excitement of people thinking it'll be a redemption of the PT and i curiosity of wanting to check it out. as previously stated by others, TLJ's massive dropoff isn't just due to rian's failure, but general audiences realizing how hollow these films were and instead of bringing something new, it was just a safe rehash of ANH.