The lightsaber is family in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
“Chewie, we’re home.”
Star Wars geeks are losing their collective shit today from the mega celebration that brought together cast and crew members from the upcoming highly awaited sequel to the legendary saga created by George Lucas. There’s only so much you can put into words in a blog post about this epic franchise and how important it is to the fans. I’ve always enjoyed Star Wars but admittedly I’m not quite as into this as the hardcore geeks that attend all the conventions in full regalia and wait for 2 months outside theaters to see the movies. Back during the prequels I wasn’t that invested in what was going on. At the time there was a big backlash towards them due to the massive CGI/greenscreen fiasco George Lucas was working with. Now that years have passed and I can appreciate his forward thinking and use of new technology to achieve his vision, I actually like watching them whenever they’re on TV. That said, I think J.J.’s approach, which will harken back to the original trilogy with its use of more live action sets and props and not quite as much CGI overkill, will be a great thing for everyone.
Set 30 years after Return of The Jedi (the last film I paid to see in the theater), the sequel will set up another intriguing, thrilling operatic space adventure with a brand new cast as well as some familiar faces from the original movies. There’s no doubt that everyone who likes movies will be at the theater this December, drooling into their popcorn as Luke Skywalker, Leia and Han Solo, Chewbacca, R2D2, C3PO hop into the Millennium Falcon and jet through the galaxy once again. We’ll certainly be there too!
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow, with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.
THE FORCE AWAKENS IN THEATERS DECEMBER 18TH.