Tonight is opening night for The Force Awakens, and I am more than ready to get back in the Star Wars Universe. I can’t believe the day is here. I feel like it was just yesterday when the first teaser was released. I was sitting at a bench in the mall when I saw the first teaser, and what got me was hearing a morsel of John Williams music. My first impressions of the trailer however were, are they really going back to Tatooine? More stormtroopers? The Empire hasn’t changed? I was a little cynical. But I was still thrilled to be getting new actors and a new story. It didn’t take long to get over the fact that JJ was playing things a little safe.
The Force Awakens is a generic sounding title, but the idea is that they are setting things up for a new generation of fans.
From what I skim at on Rotten Tomatoes is that the movie is exciting and that it kind of feels like a bit of a reboot.
Back in the 90s what we asked for was more Star Wars. This time we are asking for more Star Wars, but more good and exciting Star Wars, and I think that is what JJ Abrams is going to deliver.
I've seen it 2x n 2 days! (time zones being the way they are, call it 3) my 2nd view was EVEN MORE THRILLING than the 1st. TFA is THE BEST!
— Anthony Daniels (@ADaniels3PO) December 17, 2015
— Egmont Publishing UK (@EgmontUK) December 17, 2015