I don’t think that’s fair. But I don’t think you’re being fair either.

The movie does have emotional weight. Definitely.

Given the relative few number of movies most people see compared to say… me… and most of them being blockbusters. it has a LOT.

My criticism is that that weight was earned over the course of 18 films and not in this one specifically. That’s not necessarily bad. It’s just very different from what you usually see in a pathos driven film.

But since the franchise did take the time to earn those emotional connections over 10 years the pathos is meaningful in a way that it wouldn’t be in a singular film where a character is not introduced and killed.