Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Right Now in a Galaxy Right Here

It’s no secret that I was an absolute “Star Wars” nut growing up. I played with the actions figures like other girls played with Barbies. So it was both with a mix of excitement and a little anxiety that I approach this new film. I mean, you can’t blame me considering the disaster of those three prequels. Shudder. But, finally, I think I can breathe a sigh of relief. Why? Because not only do the trailers hit all the right nostalgic notes (Han! Leia! Chewie! R2!), they also seem be to giving us something I quite frankly have never seen in a major motion picture action franchise – leading characters who appear to be a woman and a black man. I mean, I knew Daisy Ridley and John Boyega has been cast in leading roles. But, if this trailer is any indication, they are our all-in heroes. Yeah, let that settle in. Now that’s a Force I can definitely get behind.


Carmen SanDiego said...

I was cautiously optimistic but now screw it. I'm really excited. It must be that theme music. already got my ticket for the first day

christin said...

Okay so I maybe crazy but- a friend floated the idea that maybe Luke Skywalker is the bad dude with the mask in black. We have not seen his face anywhere- not on the poster or in the trailers...
Where is Luke?

Is he going to continue what his father started?

The very quick shot of Princess Lea made my heart happy. I'm so excited for this!