Simon Kinberg’s “The 355” did a better job at this than Matt Reeves’ “The Batman.”
All-female genre breakers are becoming more commonplace, and if I have to leave The 355 with something, it’s the knowledge that Chastain and Co did their all-female feminist spy run well.
The overly ambitious nature of The Last Jedi’s attempt to group three near-independent plotlines was only successful in its knotting together at the end. The Rise of Skywalker takes a more basic approach: one plotline at a time, with everyone back together again. And it makes for a significantly more enjoyable experience, because audiences like it when their favourite characters work amicably together.