Snoke is dead, Captain Phasma is dead, Rey's parents probably are insignificant, Leia doesn't die, crazy troll Yoda ghost shows up and is awesome, and Luke seriously thought about murdering Ben Solo but is a total badass and also pretty much guaranteed to be a jedi ghost now too.
Hope you didn't end up here accidentally, because I needed to let that all out somewhere.
I think I liked the movie overall. They found a good balance between referencing the old movies while also telling a new story. Mark Hamill was by far the best part of the film. I particularly like how they set him up to be a Yoda like figure only to have Yoda show up and fuck with him. I also liked that they finally had Luke struggle with the dark side of the force. As much as I like the original triology it never seemed like Luke was in much danger of turning to the dark side, he never seemed willing to compromise his companions in such a wat. The Luke story arc also makes the Kylo Ren storyline more interesting, and set up Luke's "Last Stand" sequence very well.
The Snoke scene was also very satisfying even if Kylo Ren killing him was very predictable in the moment. Kylo Ren's character is really interesting to follow which does make Rey's character feel a bit lacking. At this point there really isn't much to her besides that she's a Jedi and has to do Jedi things to keep the plot moving. She really is trying to find her place, but I think I like that. I also like that, at least for the moment she's not a Skywalker. Theoretically Ep 9 should be the end of the Skywalker saga.
There were definitely some things that really bothered me too. The whole thing with the Rebel ships just being out of range for as long as it was didn't sit well with me for a number of reasons. First of all, you're in space. Once a ship reaches cruising speed it shouldn't have to use any more fuel. Secondly, what was stopping the empire from using a short burst of light speed to jump ahead of the Rebels? Mostly though, why didn't they use the fighters/bombers, that were clearly very effective earlier, to take out the Rebels?
Why can't droids pilot ships that are going to explode? I definitely wanted General Purple Hair's character to interact more with Poe in the future.
Some characters felt negelected. What was Chewbacca's purpose? How are you going to kill my boi Admiral Ackbar like it's NBD. R2 maybe moved 5ft the whole film and may or may not be too depressed to do anything still since Luke isn't living now. Captain Phasma really got the Boba Fett treatment.
The Casino planet felt like it came right out of the prequels. The Codebreaker character could definitely be interesting and the conversation on the ship really felt like forshaddowing.
I know I can be overly critical, and I think I did like the movie, but we may be in an age of Star Wars movies that are satisfying to watch, but fall apart a bit under a microscope. Although, maybe the same statement can be made about the Original Trilogy too.