There is a lot I want to say about this movie, but in the interest of keeping this post spoiler-free, I'm going to keep it sort of short.
First, I want to say that I understand why Disney has given Rian Johnson the keys to the new trilogy. The story is great, pulling from what we learned in The Force Awakens, wrapping up some stories, and setting up the next movie.
As for the movie, this is definitely a Star Wars movie. There are grand space battles, new aliens and some great lightsaber battles (including what I would argue is the best lightsaber battle in any of the Star Wars movies).
I did find that the pacing early on was a little slow, some things seemed to drag on, but once you get to the second half of the movie things really picked up. Ultimately, there are a lot of substories going on that needed to be set up, and Johnson balanced those as best as possible.
Overall, I really enjoyed this. There are a lot of twists and surprises that I didn't see coming. Do yourself a favor and avoid the jerks trying to spoil things, and get out to see this movie!
And come back in the next day or so to read through our spoiler-filled review where you can discuss any spoilers you want!