This is a non-spoiler review.
Star Wars Episode VIII is good. It is better than the prequels and hopefully now people can stop complaining about the prequels. (I am probably asking for too much.)
It introduces some new characters and picks up about thirty years after the Empire Strikes Back. The new characters are interesting. Some old favorites return and the torch is passed to a new generation.
John Williams’ score is good. It is nice to hear some classic themes.The effects are good and the film looks great on the big screen.
Mysteries are set up. There are new questions to be answered. The film doesn’t over explain things.