I don’t know of any movie that has made such an impact on my life, or a direction in which I would go ‘geek-ely’ than Star Wars.
I remember being in primary school and pretending to be Princess Leia.
I remember loving Luke (which is so funny because today, my taste runs more to Han.)
I also owe all of this to my dad – who ‘nerded’ me out. With not just Star Wars, but Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (Original tapes and books.)
Bottom line, I am a Star Wars fan forever.
I learned Princesses didn’t have to lose their shoes at midnight – or ‘quaint’ themselves into a forever after. I learned that they could rebel – knew how to shoot and could call the man after their heart a ‘Scoundrel’ and still love them.
I bought tickets, despite our current family situation to see the new Star Wars, and there was no way I was leaving my dad out.
And there was no way I was leaving my son out.
3 generations sitting and watching the original cast in a new movie!!!
I could barely sleep last night – we were to view Star Wars – The Force Awakens at 10:30 a.m. My time, 9:30 a.m. My dad’s time.
Tickets purchased … Ready to go!
Got there early to ensure a good seat.
Yup, that’s me. Lol.
I took my own photo of being ‘First in Line’
I never mind waiting for anything.
I adore anticipation.
We had a line behind us come opening time.
And yet, my dad hadn’t arrived.
As soon as I turned in my online reservations for tickets, I sent Nic off to grab the seats I wanted. Middle – Center. He left. I got the popcorn and drinks and of course, the BB8 straws.
C’mon! We NEEDED them! LOL!
Kept going out to the concession stand – no dad.
Finally, before the previews, gave the ticket taker his ticket and said, ” Look for a cross between ‘Santa’ and ‘Jerry Garcia’.
He assured me he would.
Then came the movie.
The minute the symphony began – I cried. And as the words scrolled across the screen, Nic reached for my hand.
I asked him later why, hoping for the right answer and I got it.
Because I was crying, and because HE was excited.
I’ll never forget him trying to NOT go pee at the last 15 minutes of the movie .
“Mom, I loosened my belt … shifted my pants – but I HAD to go!! WHAT DID I MISS?”
Ever see your kid run? I did. LOL! Running back to his seat.
I had peed 3 times at least from excitement.
Not during the movie though – oh, no, no no!
SO! To sum it up, my dad thought it was tonight (I never leave home after dark lol)
And as for the movie. I’m BURSTING wanting to share, but won’t.
Just know that some major players in the first movies (old school) carry this film.
AND, Just know, yes, it’s worth seeing. Yes, you’ll tear up seeing our familiar faces.
It’s definitely for the new generation of Star Wars lovers, and as it should be. Star Wars should carry on – FOREVER!