If you recall, I said in my review of The Return of the Jedi that it was a bad decision to make Han Solo a general because the rash, impulsive loner didn't have the experience or the temperament necessary to lead a military force. As the debacle on the Endor moon proved. Well, Holdo is worse. To begin with, what the heck is she wearing?
It's also extremely poor military strategy; what would happen if there was another attack like the one which took out Admiral Akbar and Holdo got killed, or if she caught that body-length scarf in an automatic door and had her neck broken, or something? Does anyone else know what she is planning, or would they be left leaderless and planless? If I may reference an actual battle, when the Canadian army took Vimy Ridge during W.W. I, every soldier knew what the ultimate objective was, they knew what their individual responsibilities were, and they also knew what the responsibilities of their superior officers were so that, in the not-unlikely event that their commanders got killed, other men could step up and take their place, fully informed as to what needed to be done. Holdo gives her people nothing: no reassurance, no trust, and no plan. Some leader.
This section of the film is extremely frustrating because it should have been an opportunity to expand Rey's character and delve into what turned Luke into a bitter old recluse. Instead, very little time is devoted to Rey's character development or training so when she leaves the island we don't know her any better and the training she's received seems minimal at best. Aside from the Luke/ Kylo history which gets extremely little screen time or explanation, we're given no more clues of how Luke ended up where he is and why. It all just seems rushed and rather incoherent, and one can't help thinking how much time could have been spent on a well-developed story line if it hadn't already been squandered on the Rose/Flynn nonsense.