Monday, December 28, 2015
Movie Monday: STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
Granted, there are a few releases that never came to Birmingham (BROOKLYN, anyone?), and there are a few just released or releasing soon that I'll want to see before the annual awards shows. But all in all, I'd say 2015 had been kind of meh for movies.
But not STAR WARS. It was wonderful! We readied ourselves by watching all previous 6 the week before heading to the theater so everything was fresh -- and youngest son has been so into it! Fun. (I got to tell him about standing in line with my family to see RETURN OF THE JEDI. Oh the nostalgia!)
I'll just leave you with a few thoughts:
If you haven't seen the movie yet, you are going to love new heroine Rey.
You'll love the new characters, too, but especially Rey.
The continuation of the Han Solo, Princess (General!) Leia and lost Luke Skywalker storylines were all just right.
The moment when Han and Leia meet again? PERFECT.
I don't want to give anything away for anyone who hasn't seen yet but I will say, this movie tapped into a whole other level of my emotions about parenthood.
AND: My sister who is an uber-Star Wars fan said it was better than all the prequels.
So there! You have to see it now. :)