Christmas day was a muted affair here at the Prime residence; the man-bot and I basically watched episodes of Transformers: Robots in Disguise. Instead, our celebration was a day earlier, as we hit the local theatre and saw The Force Awakens. I’ve cobbled together a few thoughts about the movie and yes, they contain spoilers so if you don’t want to know, don’t read past this point.
-Having the movie start exactly as the original trilogy was a huge walk down amnesia lane and left me with a big grin on my face. Nice touch, guys.
-BB-8 is freaking adorable and has now won a place in my heart.
-Finn is awesome and his backstory is something I want explored: it is great to see a Storm Trooper with a crisis of conscience and seeing him throwing off the armor because of it. His personality is also infectious, as is his enthusiasm. I loved him immediately.
-Rey = amazing. ‘Nuff said.
-I am not a heavy-duty shipper but I’m shipping the hell out of Rey/Finn. This is a first for me.
-A female Storm Trooper? Yes, please.
-Kylo Ren is a snot. A whiny snot who throws massive tantrums. Yet I want to know more about him.
-C-3PO still has timing issues. But that’s why I love him.
-Maz is freaking awesome. I want to see more of her.
-Seeing Chewie going completely apeshit during the *BIG MOMENT* pretty much matched exactly how I felt. I just wish he had managed to aim for Kylo’s face. Or his chest. Or his groin. (And I can’t help but think that the only way Ren is going to redeem himself is via heroic sacrifice.)
-The best line in the movie was a grand total of two words: Droid, please!
-Seeing Leia and Han together again: the feels. All of them.
-I can’t wait for the next installment. How long do I have to wait again?
So, what did you think? Loved it? Hated it? Finally got hooked on Star Wars because of it? Let me know in comments. Until next time!