Back in December, after watching The Force Awakens, I came away with a theory. I posted about it here.
When the movie came out on Blu-Ray, we bought a copy because we liked it and we wanted the kids to see it. I’ve happily shown them the other three Star Wars movies, and the kids all loved them. So we were eager to see their reaction to the new one.
Of course they loved it. So we’ve watched it again. And again. And again. And…
You get the picture.
With these repeat viewings, a couple things have happened:
- I find my objections to the more silly and infuriating parts of the movie have lessened. Yes, Rey is a total Mary Sue who got way too powerful way too fast for no good reason. And yeah a lot of the fan service is cheesy. And yeah it makes the galaxy look like it spans about a hundred meters from one end to the other. But you know what? It just gets more fun with each watching. And some of the things that irked me make a little bit more sense. So that’s ok.
- I’m pretty sure now that my theory, which I was so proud of back in December, is wrong. Maybe not entirely wrong. (I’m still thinking it was Snoke, not Ren, who trashed Luke’s school; Ren and his posse just helped, or joined up in the end, or something.) But wrong enough that I felt the need to come out and say it now, for the record.
We’ll see just how wrong I am when the next one comes out. In the meantime, Rogue One looks promising, head-scratchingly cliched chick-who-can-beat-up-6-big-tough-guys-at-the-same-time aside. If it’s done well, even that well-worn cliche can be fun. And the story looks promising. So I’m looking forward to that.
So anyway, that’s all I’ve got right now. I’m going to make it a point to post here more often from now on, because consistency.
Talk to y’all later. 🙂