Category Archives: the force awakens

Okay, I admit it– I’ve got the shivers….

I’m going to wait for a review…really, I mean it…I’m not going to join the horde of people lining up to see this without advance warning…I just wish my fingernails weren’t shredding so badly hanging on to my resolution….

On the other hand, my daughter says, “Forget it, I’m going.” She points out she has never seen a Star Wars movie premiere in a theater– she was a one-year-old when The Phantom Menace came out, so she’s never had that experience. I can totally understand that. I just hope this film doesn’t disappoint her.

Whoever is putting these trailers together should get a medal. They are highly effective at highlighting images and themes from the movie designed to push buttons and excite interest. At least, they’re working for me. They remind me of the original movies, despite the new faces, and that’s what’s breaking down my resistance.

I just don’t want to be disappointed again. On the other hand, I can’t imagine anything better than watching my daughter watching a new Star Wars movie for the first time. That just might sweep away the last of my reluctance. We shall see.

The Daily Show calls out the insanity– Star Wars racism

I am reassured– the Daily Show still knows how to call them–

http://www.cc.com/video-clips/snfwmw/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-star-wars–episode-vii—the-racism-awakens

Man, I want to be a ‘fantasy culture correspondent’. I’m going to go work on my resume….

Note— I had heard a rumor that the whole #boycottstarwarsvii hashtag business started out as an online joke. If it did, the jokers should have realized that in this day-and-age of Gamergate and Sad Puppies it would take on a life of its own. There are some seriously messed-up people out there….

Another note, to any fans offended by the dumping of the Expanded Universe– please deal with it. I totally understand why Disney and Abrams decided to start from scratch– the EU would have been a complete straitjacket. Although, full disclosure, I was never a fan of the EU anyway, so you can take my comment with a grain of salt.

I want to judge this effort on its own merits. Waiting for the first reviews….

My resistance is crumbling….

I have to admit– the ad campaign is working. Damn, this looks good.

My previous reservations about the new Star Wars movie still hold, but just barely at this point. The trailer, like the teasers before it, hits all the right notes. More than that, I’m now curious about the characters and story-lines. And I really want to see Gwendoline Christie in something other than Game of Thrones. She’s just so good.

I still want to see a review, but resistance may be futile….