This long after TLJ's release, kneejerk reactions should hopefully be out of the way. It's clear that there are those out there that like, even love this film, and I'm sure they will happily go to see Episode IX with a skip in their step and warmth in their hearts. I however, will not be one of them. I fall very much into the category of people who cannot stand TLJ, and it's perfectly apparent that there are a very great many of us out there who feel likewise. I could (very!) easily list the things I dislike about that film, but I've been there and done that already, and it achieves nothing at the end of the day.
What I am interested in seeing is how well Episode IX does at the box office. For what it's worth, I did go to see 'Solo' - twice - and enjoyed it, because it had nothing to do with the sequel trilogy, although many people seem to have been unable to make that distinction, and hence stayed away in droves, meaning that that film amazingly made Disney a loss!
I'm sure those people who liked TLJ will go along to see IX, plus a fair chunk of those who disliked it (presumably hoping to see something they like more). However, what is currently unknown is how many people simply won't bother seeing IX at all. I truly wish things were different for me, but TLJ so completely and utterly destroyed the new story for me (in addition to showing astonishing disrespect and contempt for the character of Luke Skywalker, and the establish canon of the saga) that I simply refuse to go and see IX, and I am very curious to see how many others feel the same way. IX will still do enormous box office of course, but I do wonder how it will compare with TLJ's, which itself was very significantly (as in $730 million) down from TFA's, largely due, I suspect, to those like myself who would have given plenty of repeat business to TLJ, if I hadn't hated it with every fibre of my being.
So I'm curious; is anyone else on the forum planning on skipping seeing Episode IX altogether?