Star Wars has never featured hard science, good acting, or dialogue. It has always been ham-fisted writing and passable delivery, but we liked it because we were kids and it was fun. I get the gripes about characterization and the actual plot details (not the tedious plothole arguments based on Wookiepedia science), but to act like bad writing and acting is some departure from the Star Wars tradition is just absurd.
In any case, the dialogue is about as bad as any Disney/Marvel conglomerate production (or any George Lucas-written movie, for that matter), in that some of it is cringe-worthy borderline pandering gif-bait, but the acting is fine, considering a lot of the characters (Luke, Leia, Rey, and Kylo excluded) are not asked to do any emotional heavy lifting whatsoever (which is another issue altogether, but one that nobody really seems to be raising, because they're too concerned about how Disney nerfed Luke, or how space fuel doesn't work that way).
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