Look, I’m going to ignore the politics of your post and just focus on what we agree on: TLJ disappointed.
To add to your SNL comparison of the light saber toss, almost the entire Luke/Island scene seems like a cross between Monty Python and SNL.
I thought we were done with horrible CGI creatures taking the forefront with the abysmal Prequels? Yet, here, Disney decides we need a sea monster, some green milk teat thing, a bunch of puffins, and a servile race of working beings whose only job is to care for poorly constructed, easily damaged monuments— seen and not heard.
Hmmm. A servile race of working beings whose only job is to care for poorly constructed, easily damaged monuments — seen and not heard. The audience?