I liked your Star Wars/KISS comparison a lot, too.
Rogue One: "The weak points here include a cast of characters who barely register a pulse (almost no one I’ve talked to about the movie can even remember their names)" - YES.
What's worse, Suicide Squad or Armageddon? I can't decide.
Screwballs (1983)....arrggh, I've seen it.
"Also, Polish director Rafal Zielinski—a guy with art film aspirations who was paying his dues making teen sex romps for Corman—was educated in hoity-toity British private schools and knew nothing about American high schools so he just made everything as cartoon-ish as possible."
Take out the part about Corman and you've got what happened with the 1988 Carrie musical, which flopped hideously. Someone taped it and put it on Youtube. Why do I know this....Rich B., get in here and slap me.
Damn you got a lot of reviews there, "Oliver." I'll have to parse them somes more. In case you can't tell I picked the R and S pages at random.