... there is too much trying to keep the fan base happy, and too few things that they acutally tried to develop a story. Now they for sure didn't have a good path to go on, coming from Episode VIII to begin with. But so many things looked like just do this, it'll make the fans happy. And they just picked some things from the original movies (Episodes IV to VI) like having people communicating through the force, but then they screw things up by letting e.g. Leia just die. And you mentioned Harrison Fords cameo, same thing. Just put him in there, it'll make the fans happy somehow. Also technincally, e.g. the usage of music, it was a failure. Just compare it to The Empire Strikes Back. If you build up the epic fight between good and evil, here The Emperor and his own daughter, you should do better. Same with the way Kylo Ren went back to be Ben Solo. "I know." What in the ass!? Also the short sequence between good and evil Rey. What a waste of potential. And the "old crew" was nice to see, but they were reduced to side kicks, they deserved better as well.
I recently watched the movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The previous film, The Last Jedi, left a deeply positive impression on me. "Skywalker: Rise", unfortunately, turned out not so cool, but rather the opposite ... The film cannot boast of audience versatility, that is, it is focused purely on fans who remember in detail what happened in the previous parts. Before, Star Wars was better - that's a fact. It seems that Disney is saving on everything - on actors, special effects, screenwriters and so on. If earlier SW set a trend in science fiction, now they are trailing behind. I state with regret that the new Star Wars is the minimum of a fantastic adventure and the maximum of a cheap melodrama.