Minor spoilers ahead.
I really enjoyed the original three Stay Wars films, but I wouldn’t really call myself a fan, though my husband is. Once I saw the prequels, my interest petered out. I had some hope with the new trilogy though, and thoroughly enjoyed the first two. So when news came out that there was a seizure warning for Rise of Skywalker, I was seriously disappointed. My husband was excited to see the film asap so as to avoid spoilers, so I gave him permission to grab a friend and watch it without me.
But my husband loves me and knew I wanted to see it, so he waited until it got the local drive-in theater, figuring there was more ambient light, so I might be okay. (Side note: Strobe lights won’t trigger an immediate seizure. First I’ll get fuzzy eyesight, then a headache, then feel dizzy. If I’m dumb enough to keep watching, I’ll leave to an aura. I haven’t watched past an aura, but I’m confident I’d have a seizure if I didn’t remove myself from the situation.) So the drive-in seemed like a good plan. After all, if it got too bad, I could just hide under a blanket.
Turns out I didn’t miss much because what I missed was not explained. It was a word sort of Deus ex machina, though it happened at the beginning and worked for evil, not good. I mean, bringing a bad guy back is one thing, but not explaining how is something else. *cough*poorwriting*cough*