HAVE YOU FELT IT ?
or …have you seen the trailers, the commercials, the action figures, the clothing, the cereal, the coffee creamer, the toothpaste, the mouthwash, the toilet paper !?!!!
The Force is going to awaken, not too long from now actually, and I couldn’t be happier. It seems as though the entire world is anticipating the movies release and it’s been nothing short of amazing to kind of sit on the sidelines and watch the excitement build.
The trailers have been extremely inspirational as far as my toy-photography goes. I’ve been watching the original trilogy non-stop when time allows. The theme music has been on “endless loop” in my head and I have my tickets to the premiere stashed away in a very, very safe place. Needless to say, I am very much looking forward to December 18th.
I have a problem. Right now, anytime I feel the need to immerse myself in the Star Wars universe, I can do so. I can plop myself down in front of my gigantic television, mash a few buttons on a remote and TAH-DAH, instant Star Wars!
I can watch any of the six movies anytime I want! I can watch them back to back, I can watch them the way they were released (IV, V, VI, I, II, III) or I can sit back and relax, just knowing that if I want to visit Darth, Luke and the gang, I can. Until the 18th of December that is.
After that I will have to make the arduous trip from where I live (a small island two hours away from any real theater) to where “they” keep the new episode hidden away. Now “they” will only show you the film after you’ve handed over the official “view the greatest movie ever released in your lifetime” fee. Now “they” control access to what may go on to be known as “THE MOVIE THAT BROUGHT WORLD PEACE, ENDED HUNGER and MADE EVERYONE INCREDIBLY HAPPY”.
How am I supposed to live that way?
Additionally, what if The Force Awakens and it looks like it’s hungover? Like…. like it’s been on a thirty year bender? What if it’s (gasp) terrible? What if J. J. Abrams has completely lost his mind and is about to unleash an episode that will go down in history as the worst movie ever seen by anyone ever? I can’t take another Jar Jar Binks. Enough said about that.
I’ve been using the hashtag “inJJwetrust” in my toy-photography and I sincerely mean it. Mr. Abrams and I share a love and enthusiasm for a movie we both saw in 1977. I’m POSITIVE that his love and enthusiasm will shine through on December 18th and I hope to feel like a nine year old kid again around 7:05 p.m. that evening.
But still… the anxiety.
Thanks for sharing Matt. You have made me realize that I need to have a little more compassion for my Star Wars obsessed friends. May the force be with you all in this time of extreme anxiety. 😀
Awesome post! I saw some Star Wars themed batteries today. Wonder if that’s how a lightsaber is powered…
I too am holding my breath that I don’t hate it. That it’s not awful! I should not be anxious about a movie, but there you go!
Sadly, I am not old enough to have seen any of the originals in the cinema, but I have very vivid memories of my brother watching them on VHS as a kid and my Dad taking us to see Phantom Menace when that came out! (as a little girl, I kind of found Jar Jar funny at the time. I’m sorry!)
I was also hooked, from about the age of 10, on the Star Wars extended universe books. I read as many as I could get my hands on, until I was about 15 and ‘grew up’ (and got rid of my collection of books. WHY!??!) Considering they have scrapped the extended book universe as cannon, I really hope I can enjoy the movie for whatever it is and not think too much on what I think it should have been!