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So on Thursday I watched the seventh installment of the space opera – “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” with Vaughan, Clinton, Fou and Bev at the grand old Embassy Theatre.
The movie event of 2015 – this was a special occasion as this was the day it opened worldwide.
The day to see if all the hype would match the reality.
– the day to find out what happened to Han and Leia, R2-D2, Threepio, Chewbacca and Luke Skywalker 30 years after ‘Return Of The Jedi’.
– the day to see if my 6 year old self would comeback from 1977 and marvel at what I saw on the big screen when I first saw ‘Star Wars – A New Hope’.
And so in true Star Wars geekdom, we wore our Star Wars themed tee-shirts at the screening. Bev in her Rebel-Yell Boba Fett, Vaughan in his Run DMC/R2 D2 get-up – complete with 3 adidas trainers, a gold chain and cap.
I wore a simple white tee shirt with a graphic of Darth Vader about to play the drums.
And after watching the movie – it was an appropriate image.
Because this movie rocked.
After the disappointments of the prequels – which George Lucas got so much stick for, the best move he ever made was sell his rights to Disney and let someone else take over.
Enter JJ Abrams. The Saviour who rebooted Star Trek and the Mission Impossible franchise.
The Force is strong with this one.
As a Star Wars fan – there’s moments in the movie where I would’ve jumped out of my seat and shouted, “YEESSSSSS! THAT’S JUST FRICKIN AWESOME!!”
I’m 44 years old. You just don’t do that.
But the 6 year old in me certainly was.
I won’t talk any more about the movie, just go see it.
and May the Force be with you.