If we were having coffee, we’d be talking Star Wars. There’s little or nothing else to talk about. I’ll be seeing The Force Awakens Friday afternoon– granted, after many people have seen it already (oh, were I just younger; I spent three days waiting in line outside in costume for Phantom Menace tickets, and there were widespread roars of delight when it was reported that the then-fledgling-technology MoviePhone was crashed as hell) but I have a kid now and that means I don’t get to go to late evening shows on weeknights anymore.
But: there are six days until I get to see a new Star Wars movie, and given what Disney plans to do to the franchise this is probably the last time that that feeling will ever get to be special. I’m honestly kind of surprised that there isn’t a trailer ready for Rogue One yet. Six days is a rather convenient number, as there are also six Star Wars movies and I’ll be watching one a day until I see the new one. Hopefully sometime over winter break we’ll be taking the boy to see it; I’m still concerned that it’s going to end up being too scary for him, and that’s one of the few ways in which the film could end up genuinely disappointing me, because I’m really invested in taking my son to see his first movie soon, and that movie needs to be Star Wars.
I’m trying to decide exactly how much I need to be restricting my internet access this week. I haven’t been avoiding spoilers, particularly, but I have decided that I know enough about the movie and don’t really need to know or see any more until I see it. Wanton theorizing with friends is fine, but I don’t want to know any more and so I’ll probably need to be turning the computer off and writing some posts early toward the end of the week.
How about you? You’re going to see the movie, or you wouldn’t be having coffee with me. Any big preparations for Star Wars?