[Minor spoiler warning. Proceed with caution]
I’m more excited about Star Wars now than I was before seeing the film. It has reignited my childhood adoration for the franchise.
The whole time I was watching the movie I felt like a little kid again, enthralled by the wonder and magic of Lucas’s universe.
I loved everything about it—
The strong female protagonist who passes the Bechtel-Wallace test in the first ten minutes of the film.
The inversion of Luke’s character arc for the new villain Rylo Ken.
The beautiful, true-to-form visual style of the series.
The skillful execution and balance of action, drama, and bathos.
The skin-prickling emotion of the music by John Williams.
The homages to Hoth, Endor, and the Cantina.
New but parallel uses of the Force and its manipulations.
And BB-8… so awesome.
Episode 7 has reignited my passion for Star Wars and reinvigorated my inner-storyteller. It’s everything I want to do and achieve in life.
I can’t wait to see it again.