Sunday, December 20, 2015
It's a wrap!
I couldn’t really conclude my 100-Day countdown without sharing my experience of going to see the actual movie. Within the first four days following the release I have seen the movie five times, experiencing it in a variety of cinemas/theaters in and around Los Angeles and Hollywood.
My review in summary… ‘It was overwhelming… it was dreamlike, fantastic’. Did I ever doubt I would enjoy it? No, not really, but there was always a risk thanks to the expectation I had created for myself. I am happy to say that I was delighted to be shocked by revelations in the movie, having managed to avoid any spoilers in the run up to the release. I was also surprised how much I enjoyed all of the new characters versus the returning ones. My 'pre-excitement' for the last year or so had been at the prospect of seeing some old favorites, like Luke, Han and Leia, but in reality it was the enjoyment of truly wonderful and powerful new characters like Rey, Finn, BB-8 and Kylo Ren that made the film for me. Of course, it was wonderful to see the old favorites (including the Millennium Falcon which I count as a character), but once I had seen them, I found myself longing to see more of the new.
What did I love about it? Everything. What did I hate about it? Nothing.
I could ramble on and on about each character and what I thought, each element of the plot and how I viewed it and what I think about the unanswered questions in the movie, but I won’t... for now! I will just leave it there. Was it worth the 100 days counting down? You bet it was! Now, just like I did between the original movies back in the 70s and 80s, I will wait patiently for the next one and in the meantime, I will keep my enjoyment alive by collecting the merchandise … the bit I enjoy the most.