I went to see ‘Star Wars – The Force Awakens’ this Sunday with my family. So I don’t spoil anything for anyone, I’ll just geek out. My whole family dressed up to go see it (even though it wasn’t opening day) and a lot of people liked our costumes. Maria was Darth Vader and looked awesome.
The movie itself was absolutely incredible in all terms. The music, the actors, the DROIDS. It honestly felt like you could have been watching one of the classic star wars films. They even start the same. When those big yellow letters appeared on the screen at the opening , my Mom teared up a bit because she remembered seeing the first one when she was ten and they went to a Drive-in movie theater.
To me, this feels almost like a coming-of-age ritual (which I guess it is if you come from a nerdy family) and it was so incredible to see the classic characters in a new world. We also got a pretty awesome collectible popcorn tin. Which was cool.
The funniest part of the whole experience was when a little girl wearing some pretty awesome Avengers pajamas stopped and stared at ‘Darth Vader’ as ‘he’ shared a soda with a Sith Lady and Rey in the lobby. It’s all made funnier by the fact that the costume character for that “Alvin and the Chipmunks” movie was dancing around in the background.