Star Wars (IV, V, VI) are my favorite movies.
No other film/series of films has brought greater joy into my life. When I heard Disney had bought Lucas Films I wasn’t thrilled. Couldn’t we just let the series be? Episodes I, II and III had been horrible, why did studios have to mess up the legacy of something so wonderful? (I know why, it’s money, but I’m writing this post from an emotional place here.) Then I saw the ‘Force Awakens’ trailer, and O the feels… The shiny Lucas Film image, the sound of TIE Fighters, the familiar music of the soundtrack, the X-Wings expanding to engage in battle and the light sabers. It was all so wonderful! How could I have had doubts about the new movie? It was going to be great!
In the end I liked the movie and had a good time watching it. But I didn’t think it was as good as the original trilogy, or its own trailer for that matter. Maybe it was overhyped, maybe my expectations were too high or both. But regardless, I came away a little disappointed and sad and I told myself I wasn’t going to let myself get excited about the new Star Wars movies again.
But yesterday the ‘Rogue One’ trailer dropped. And O, the feels….again. The Lucas Film logo was still shiny and magical, there was the sound of the Death Star, that familiar music, Mon Mothma, AT-ATs and the last shot with Felicity Jones in the Empire garb. Ahhhhhhh!!! I’m excited all over again!!! I can’t help it. For heaven’s sake I got emotional at the end of the trailer. I’m excited again, just like I told myself I wasn’t going to be.
But what’s a gal to do? I can’t help it. I think I have to accept that Disney is just going to keep doing this to me and all I can do is hope that the movies can live up to the high expectations they set.