I might be the only one but I wasn't impressed. I thought the charter development was lacking for the two lead characters. I didn't feel for them at all. On the other hand, I was very interested in some others who were ancillary.
I liked The Force Awakens more, though I thought the main point of the movie deserved more than a few lines.
No, you aren't the only one.
The lead was bland and that character's conclusion was total: meh.
Speaking of characters, the ONLY one I liked was the droid - and I didn't think the character particularly funny (..nor did most of the audience I was with).. BUT that didn't matter - the character had real personality. (..Forest Witaker's character was pretty bad. Just a few jumbled scenes to tell you that he was himself "jumbled" and used as a backstory for the main character's lack of upbringing along with division within the alliance.)
The first scene was "wtf?". I think I'd need a team of writers trying to explain that scene. (I mean, you have just about an entire planet to hide in and the best you can do is confront something like 8 people when you have 3 (that could be trained to snipe from just about anywhere), have had all the time in the world to plan/plant traps etc.. and the person hiding is the
engineer when it comes to weapons design, etc..)
The second scene (..at least I think it was the second scene) introduced a totally uninteresting secondary lead character - with poor acting chops to-boot. (..ex. two different scenes (this second scene and a latter scene) where making a decision to shoot or not: a prolonged close up shot of face showing empathy - where you can see the final decision that's been made and a witty or thought-provoking comment? NO. Just some minor hesitation and one scene showing a brief moment of hesitation with a trigger. ..WAY to get me invested in the character director!)
The next 3 scenes nearly caused epilepsy they flashed-by so quickly. Planet A something unremarkable happens. Planet B something unremarkable happens. Planet C something unremarkable happens.
At some point we ..um .."stablize" on a desert world/moon/whatever - it's only at this point where the script itself actually stabilizes into a movie with a congregation of the primary characters. It's not bad here.. but it's not good either. Prop.s though for the look and feel of the movie as it continues.
Perhaps worst of all: everyone already knows the outcome of the movie. When a movie is done like this you really
need interesting characters/dialog to develop the story, and this movie had almost none.