May 3, 2019
May the 4th Be With You
Star Wars is a big deal in our household. The kids (8,9 and 11) are all up to date. They have signed posters, and sparkly t-shirts and home made light sabers. When I grew up I wanted to BE Luke Skywalker. And our son's middle name is Lucas. Just saying.
For the last 2 main Star Wars films we've hired an entire cinema for the night the movies opened (the fancy kind with huge chairs, where you can have drinks and food brought in) and filled it with friends. We have a private areas in the lobby - velvet ropes and all - and our own bar. Imagine that WHOOP as the first words scroll up the screen since you know EVERY PERSON in the room. It's AWESOME!
I'm already feeling nostalgic that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be the last of the main Star Wars arc. But the trailer - oh how magical the trailer! Cannot tell you how happy I am that JJ Abrams is at the helm. The man knows how to entice, and delight. How to tap into fan's hearts and tell a ripper story.
And then there's this guy. He's just a fan watching the beautiful new Star Wars trailer for the first time. A guy who usually gets maybe 300 hits on a Youtube video. This one is up to 300,000. And no wonder. It is PURE DELIGHT! I cry every time I watch it. Every time.
HOW GORGEOUS IS THAT? I am certain every single reaction he felt in watching the trailer for the first time was mirrored on millions of faces all over the world - including mine. The joy, the wonder, the emotion - he's an UTTER GEM!!!
So who else can't wait for Episode 9 to hit cinemas this December?