Tuesday, May 24, 2016
What Do Han and Leia Fans Have to Look Forward to?
The more time that passes as we get further and further away from the movie, the more I'm realizing that as it stands now, the answer for me at least is nothing. It was also apparent when I was at the movies last week and the trailer for Rogue One played. I had seen it online already of course, and honestly I'll probably see it anyway, but the total indifference I felt as I watched it was almost unsettling, especially for me, always having been such a big Star Wars fan.
It's also strange to me that I honestly feel like I would be more excited about new movies going forward if they had skipped ahead another 30 years until Han and Leia and Luke were gone anyway, and maybe we learned that they had some kids and lived relatively quiet lives and we just never saw or heard from them again. But to instead be given such a dark, horrible future for them, it just pretty much killed it for me.
I'm not trying to tell anyone that they shouldn't be looking forward to more Star Wars, and in fact would like to be convinced otherwise. So please tell me what if anything you guys are looking forward to seeing. For a time I was kind of intrigued by the new characters, but the more time that passes, the more I'm realizing how I'm not at all emotionally invested in them. I'm not in the slightest bit anxious about seeing what happens next. I was annoyed at first when they announced Episode 8 was being pushed out 6 months later, but now I don't really care. Release it in 2020 for all I care at this point. Or "cancel" it like a TV show, whatever. I'm more disappointed that Agent Carter got canceled than I would be if they told us they just weren't going to make another movie. That's pretty sad.
I know we technically still have Leia, but what is left for her? It is apparent that they are going to virtually ignore the fact that Ben is her son. All she does is sit back and watch other people do battle and endure more and more heartache and lost loved ones while barely showing any emotion whatsoever. There is really nothing "good" that can happen to her now, so what's the point? I mean I suppose theoretically she could get her son back, but there would still be that kind of major underlying tension there since he killed her husband. And presumably billions of other innocent people. So, I don't know, when you take away any hope I don't know what I'm watching for and supposed to want to see happen. Probably largely why I am not so emotionally invested in the new characters, the precedent now is that everyone is doomed to be miserable forever.
It really sucks to be a Skywalker.