Along time ago in a galaxy far, far away….
It is a period of new Star Wars movies. Big budget films are being released, starring new characters and old characters, in a continuation of the Star Wars universe.
Watching the new movie in IMAX at the Telford Cineworld with one of my best friends; another huge Star Wars fan (and movies lover generally), I signed off what was a great weekend with great company with a great movie, before taking the train back to Stafford…
That’s a really geeky opening to a really geeky blog post on a geeky site! I think I’ve outdone myself with that.
I’ve been waiting a long time to watch this. As part of my weekend with Moni, the second and last trip before returning home was a visit to the cinema to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Obviously, you can tell from the blog name, and some of the hobby items, I am a huge Star Wars geek. I’ve seen the all the films numerous times, and I could Empire Strikes Back as my absolute favourite movie of all time.
Given I have a tendency to prefer the second film of a trilogy (I like the darker, tone of a “second act”), I was really looking forward to this one. Whereas I saw the Force Awakens twice, once with family shortly after release, and once on my own in an almost empty cinema, this time a I planned to see the movie with Moni, and the earliest we could get together was end of January. I must admit it’s been tough to avoid spoilers but I did manage it, sadly there was no avoiding the negative vibes I was hearing.