I'm disappointed that people are slow to appreciate the art. If you were there for the original shows finale, you might recall that it was polarizing but 14 years on its heralded as one of the most unique and mysterious television finales ever. I suspect the same will remain true for this movie, especially for those who have watched it more than once (I've already watched it 5 times to see what I missed).
Not calling the audience dumb. I'm sympathetic as to why most would feel the way they do as David Chase is infamous for intentionally frustrating his audience by subverting their expectations and using roundabout symbolism to carry thematic elements. I would encourage the audience to watch it more than once before they come to a hasty conclusion and I would encourage them to do the same with the original show as well. But if the Sopranos is not for them then it's not for them.
There's also more to it than just those examples but good catch.
I think this snark is beneath you. Correct me if I'm wrong.
I was there for the finale, and it was great. You keep making the equivalencies in audience reactions as if it makes the two works the same. It doesn't. By the way, the show was beloved and appreciated when it was on the air. The final scene was frustrating to some people, as were a few of the plotlines when Chase deliberately went over-homo on the Vito stuff in season 6. But the vast vast majority of that show was extremely popular, whereas this movie was not. So your revisionist history is more than a little strange.
I would encourage the audience to save their time and go rewatch the show again.
And yes, you are wrong -- your comments deserved the derision.