(There will be spoilers in this post, but the first part is not spoilery)
So I went to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens this week.
How was it?
Tentatively, I say, wonderful.
Why “tentative?” Well, I’m old enough to remember seeing The Phantom Menace in theaters, and what my reaction was then. The hype was so strong that at first I told myself I enjoyed it. It took a long time to realize just how bad it was.
TFA is not a perfect movie. (What movie is?). I’ll talk about what bugged me later on in this post. But I spent most of the movie rapt, feeling glee and sorrow and nostalgia and awe — that all important element of SFF! — at all the right moments.
That is more than the sterile prequels ever did for me.
Okay, there will be actual
… after this point.
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