Are all the kids force sensitive at the end? Obviously the last one is, but they were also all recreating the Luke showdown, right? I'm not sure how that would have spread since just a small group of rebels were there, but maybe a lot of time had passed or something and people are just looking for hope, so, like, I can get why they'd be willing to just believe something. I'm not sure.
The casino part I didn't mind a ton, because it did give a glimpse in to something so different and contextualized the world, but even at a certain point I figure I was more interested in Hogsmeade and Hogwarts than what Harry and friends were up to, so I'll chalk that up to personal preference and I know it's at odds (though purposefully so) with the majority of the film.
Del Toro I'm not entirely sold on, but he was just kind of inserted to echo Lando that I was whatever about it, and while I didn't like him much in the first one I really liked Gleeson's one-note here. BB-8 I didn't like in the first film, didn't like him here either. Porgs I don't like either.
Forgot about the superman part, that was really silly.
The reluctance to kill off a major character was also disappointing, really would have liked to see pix's idea happen. It just feels like the plot armor is just so thick even on the tangential main characters that it almost bleeds over to the ones by their side too as being non-expendable, which does cut a bit of heft from a lot of the action, both in the moment and after the film. But I guess that's what makes Snoke's death so much more cutting, so maybe I'm just wrong.
Phasma was a poorly developed inconsequential character in the first one, and is only slightly more than that here. I remembered seeing Phasma Funko Pops and other merchandise before TFA and assumed she'd be a big deal. Didn't even realize who she was until near the end of that film. Would not be surprised to see her return in Episode IX either.
I like the Ewoks and Jar Jar.
Did I miss the part where Del Toro gave Rose the necklace back? I thought it was odd that she was wearing it when fleeing the ship and at the rebel hideout, though I could have just forgotten about it.