I’ve heard people whine about Canto Bight, and this is a great thread on why it’s important. Not every part of a movie has to advance the plot! Some parts exist to advance and develop the *characters*.
I get that, and that detail will be great in the book but for the movie? It's where you really lost lots of casual fans. For a movie with so much going on, combining rotj and empire already, that scene could have been dropped and it would have been easier to watch. Great movie.
Also on: @cleverdevil