Thursday, June 18, 2015
Six Months to Go...
So, what do we know for sure? Well, not a ton. There are plenty of other sites that can fuel your rumor fire, but I'd like to continue to keep this a safe place and stick with official news that has been completely confirmed by Lucasfilm. I still go back and forth from being incredibly scared of gut wrenching disappointment, and being super excited for what we might get to see. I have now seen the trailer on the big screen three times, including today on IMAX 3D which just made it that much more amazing. I keep getting flashes to what it is going to be like in 6 months, sitting in that seat, waiting to see this movie finally, after the last one came out when I was in preschool, and I seriously get choked up just thinking about it. I think I'm kind of going to be a mess when it is finally time to see it, although it is a small comfort being pretty sure I will be far from the only one.
I'm still really concerned about the status of Han and Leia's relationship in this movie. I'm going to be devastated if they are split up. I don't know either way on this one, so this is not a spoiler, I'm just concerned about what they could do with these two. It makes me feel like we have only six months left of writing good fanfic of them being happy together before it all potentially gets shattered. So, if any of you want to go forth and write some good stuff while you can, please have at it!
How are you guys feeling six months out? I said this to someone else, but this is such a strange time right now. I mean, with the exception of the prequels, which kind of don't count because they were such a huge disappointment, and each movie made it worse so I think we were all kind of beaten down enough to not be too hopeful about subsequent movies (I don't think I even cared to see Revenge of the Sith the first possible show I could, because it didn't matter that much to me), this is the first time in a very long time, and for some of us the first time ever, we are sitting here in anticipation of seeing a new Star Wars movie, one that tells us what has been happening with Han, Luke and Leia. We don't know what is going to happen, I'm personally avoiding spoilers like my life depends on it. I want to go into it with fresh eyes and be surprised, even though part of me is scared to death that it will all be so terrible I'll have been better off having mentally prepared myself for the awfulness before actually going in. In six months we'll laugh about how excited we were for these little trailers that don't show us much of anything.
It will never be like this again. After this movie we will have a much clearer picture of where these movies will be headed, we will know if there are certain things we need to be worried about anymore, we will have a good idea of whether or not we will be disappointed like the prequels or if the situation is drastically improved. I also doubt that there will be nearly as much anticipation because so many of these questions will already be answered, even if we won't know the exact direction further movies will go. I guess in some way that will be a relief, not to have to worry about a lot of things. At this point I don't care in the slightest about Episode VIII or the new Rogue One movie, I just want to know what happens with this one. But I guess also knowing all of those things will probably take some of the magic out of it that we are experiencing now. Well, magic and gut wrenching fear, but hey, whatever.