Have you seen it? Oh, you know what we’re referring to. Only the most talked about movie to hit the screen in ages… Star Wars: The Force Awakens!!!
For the two of us, seeing SWTFA was an epic adventure. First of all, the location was everything! We watched it at Regal Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 and IMAX on International Drive, the only location that has real IMAX as well as a giant screen. Yep, we said giant, as in 5 stories high! Plus, you have amazing sound and stadium seating…it’s like we were the only ones in the theatre!
Second, the other point that made our viewing so epic was seeing it together. SWTFA is the first movie in the Star Wars series that our whole family has watched together in a theater. It might seem silly to some, but considering that one of us saw the original trilogy in theaters as a little girl while the other one has watched only via a tv screen at home, sharing our love of Star Wars by watching a new episode on the big screen was awesome for us!
The Movie! (no spoilers)
Now, as for the actual movie itself, we were floored! From the first moments of the familiar text crawl, we felt completely engulfed in the story. The crawl quickly got us caught up on what has happened over the last 30 years in the Star Wars universe, and then we took off for a wild ride.
Along the way, we met new characters Rey, Finn and Poe as well as a new and charming droid, BB-8. Speaking of this spherical new astromech friend, let’s just focus for a moment on the amazingness that is BB-8. He is equal parts cute-overload and cunning sidekick. Seriously, so much to love!
As for the new humans, Rey is the ultimate, super-cool, strong female character. We’re excited about her journey in the upcoming movies! Finn came across as a man who strives to do the right thing even at the cost of his own life. We feel that there is way more to his story than meets the eye. And Poe? Poe is the greatest pilot in the galaxy. Enough said!
We loved seeing classic, favorite characters from the original trilogy and how their stories have developed over the decades. This installment was a fantastic bridge from the main players we first met in Star Wars in 1977 to the new generation of galactic heroes and villains.
It’s difficult to discuss more without giving away too much, and we would never want to spoil this experience for anyone who has yet to see this film. So stay tuned for a deeper discussion next month when we hash out more details and get your perspective on this blockbuster! We’d love to know your thoughts in the comments below, but please remember…no spoilers, sweeties!