Well, the two new movies (The Diversity Awakens and The Last Snowflake) are definitely a mixed bag for me.
The effects are great in both.
But on the negative side, the new movies can be viewed as sequels or even as vague reboots. TFA is derivative of A New Hope.
There are bits and pieces of TLJ that are derivative of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi - including lines of dialogue that were so similar to dialogue from the latter that it's almost copying.
Then there's the not-so-subtle SJW undertones.
The First Order are the evil space Nazis. There's also a nod to the capitalist Patriarchy - (white) men occupy senior positions of power.
The Resistance are the freedom fighters, the good guys. They are almost a matriarchy - Leia has overall command. Second in command is also a woman, Vice-Admiral Holdo (a pink haired Laura Dern, looking like an SJW lesbian). Finn's the black guy but he's not a token as he was in the first film. The token ethnic seems to be Rose, the Chinese girl.
Poe is a hot-headed male - he's brave and he always thinks with his bollocks. Leia busts his ass down to Captain because his reckless plan, although successful, resulted in lost ships. When Holdo assumes the leadership, she pulls rank and puts Poe firmly in his place. Poe eventually commits mutiny against her and puts his own plan into action. Leia recovers and uses a stun gun to disable Poe. When Poe comes to, he's pissed off because Leia has put Holdo's plan into action - hiding out in an abandoned rebel base, rather than Poe's idea of going full John Rambo and blowing shit up. Leia, ever the wise Matriarch, gently explains to Poe that Holdo was "more interested in protecting the light than seeming like a hero."
Meanwhile, Rey was with Luke, seemingly for Jedi training. Except that he doesn't actually train her. He asks her to meditate on the Force, then the rocky ground cracks and pebbles levitate due to Rey's power. Luke then walks away because he's scared of Rey's raw power. So, no actual lessons occurred but, hey, Mary Sue Rey can already do everything anyway - great !!