With the implicit caveat that anyone posting spoilers will get slapped hard by some sort of banhammer shaped device (not that I have such power to wield, but I’m sure it would happen) … anyone seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens yet, and what are your non-spoilery thoughts?
I’ve seen it twice already, and I am truly, madly, deeply, passionately in love with it. I want to have its babies. I want to settle down with it, redecorate the house with it, spend delightful Sunday afternoons with it, chilling gently in the lounge with the morning papers and a nice Cabernet Sauvignon. There was barely a moment where I thought “oh no, it’s all gone a bit Pete Tong”, and even those moments were entirely, beautifully bearable.
I can’t remember going to see the original Star Wars back in 1977 (although I’m assured that my three-year-old self did in fact do that). I do remember going to see Empire and Jedi as a kid, and being blown away. I remember going to see the Special Editions in 1997, and just seeing them in the cinema again tempered my objections. I remember going to see two of the three prequels in 1999 and 2002, and being absolutely gutted (I didn’t even bother with Revenge of the Sith, although obviously I’ve seen it).
Now I have another great Star Wars cinema memory to add to my medulla. Just. Awesome.