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on being rey

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So the big movie some of us have waited for fracking decades is out. Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Stan and I saw it opening night. No, we did not wear Jedi robes or carry light sabers…although there was a little of that around us.  

It. Was. Awesome!

And now, a zillion other people have seen it. Well, except for Lucy. She has no desire to see the movie. “It doesn’t interest me. I didn’t like the other movies. I am not going to this one.”  I was shocked. I watched the movies with her as a kid. She seemed to like them ok. But, my ex is not a fan and most likely influenced her opinion a bit. Sad, really, with a character as great as Rey.  I see a lot of Lucy in Rey. She’s tough, creative and cool.  I think she’d like it for that reason alone. I feel like I failed a little be on the parental indoctrination of Star Wars.

il_570xN.562127362_teibI come from the original Star Wars dynasty. I’ve seen the first 6 movies in the theatre. I remember watching Episode 4 the first time, reading the opening text thinking, episode 4?  I had a serious dual crush on Luke and Han.  I wished hard to be Leia, double bun hair and all. I wanted to speak wookiee and R2D2.  Many of us at school quoted lines from the movie.The movie was a ground breaker in special effects and wowed us all in 1977.

Now I am turning into what I used to scorn online…a theorist. I joined a Star Wars spoilers group started by Rory where theories abound on the origin of the new cast of characters. So now, all I want to do is reread these theories, then go see the movie again. It is an inevitable fact that I will see the the movie at least one more time if not more. Usually this is for the pleasure of watching it again. But now? As a theorist? Gadzooks!

searching sub reddits,

zooey

p.s. working on lucy to go with me. fingers crossed!

 

P.S. Maz Kanata rocks.  That is all.

 

 

 

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One comment on “on being rey

  1. Rory
    December 31, 2015

    Theories abound! I’ve seen it twice now, but I want to see it about 1,000 more times. Oh, and MAZ? She’s fabulous!

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