Wednesday, November 4, 2015
New Character Posters, Just Over Six Weeks to Go
So, how is everyone doing at this point? For myself, I have completely abandoned any attempts at speculating what may or may not happen. That isn't even a conscious effort, it's just that it is so close at this point, I just want to SEE it finally, and let the movie speak for itself. Sure, I'm almost certain that amidst the wave of excitement that overwhelms me as I finally sit down in that theater on December 17th will also include a wave of terror as I wonder what they might have done to my favorite characters. But, I'm still very much looking forward to it.
Largely what I'm looking forward to is the once in a lifetime aspect of this. When is the last time you looked forward to a movie coming out anywhere near as much as this one? I like movies in general, I get excited when cool ones come out, but I am almost never a "first show on the first day" kind of person. Unless I just happen to be free and bored, that day, that is. Like, I think I actually saw Pitch Perfect 2 the day it came out, but that had more to do with boredom. Do you even remember the first time you saw Star Wars? I have no recollection of the first time I saw ANH or ESB. I have memories of watching them basically as far back as I have memories. I do remember the first time I saw ROTJ, though my only vivid memories of that are that it was really loud, and I thought it was pretty cool that Leia was under that Bousch mask. I was in preschool and already well enough versed in Star Wars to know the characters, but I wasn't like, emotionally invested in it.
I am very much emotionally invested in this movie. I care way too much about what may or may not happen to these characters. I mean, I love the Marvel movies, but I am not personally affected really by whatever happens to Iron Man and Black Widow and Captain America, even though I was admittedly kind of sad that he didn't get a chance to give things a shot with Agent Carter. (And as a complete side note: if you haven't, you guys should totally watch Agent Carter.) Many of us have been waiting for this movie for over 33 years, while some of you lucky people have waited less if you didn't see them until later. That said, I'm sure even the rest of you have waited plenty. Most of the time we didn't even know we were waiting for it.
And now it's almost here. We get to see Han and Leia and Chewie (and maybe Luke, depending on where the heck he is hiding) on screen again together. And I'll tell you right here that I'm going to cry really regardless of what happens in the movie. It could probably be two hours of watching them wander around a desert and I'll still cry because OMG! Han and Leia! I don't want to know anything else about it until I actually get to see it.
Now as another side note: beware of Target. Holy crap to they have a lot of Star Wars merchandise. Just when I thought I had enough Star Wars t-shirts, they had to go and make Star Wars hoodies. There is even a fair selection of women's stuff for once. Honestly, half the time I think I'm in the 80s again. Star Wars is everywhere, Muppets are on TV, there is another Rocky sequel coming out and at this point I don't even know what number that is because I stopped watching after 4.
Anyway, mostly this was an excuse to post those gorgeous posters. And to warn you about spending all of your money at Target. Or online as there is also a Death Star waffle iron available currently. And to check in and see how everyone is doing so late in the game. It has been just over three years since this was announced and I can't believe it is almost here!