Saturday, 23 January 2016

My Reaction To Star Wars

So, 20 years old and about to see a Star Wars film in the cinema for the first time... I cannot explain the excitement that was building up inside of me. Is it okay for me, as an adult, to be this excited about a science fiction film? My answer is: yes, of course!
My Star Wars themed outfit... too cringe?
Giant Lego Yoda!
It's Star Wars. What can I say? It's probably one of the most famous franchises in the world and the newest addition has been smashing box office records. It's been hyped up like crazy and for good reason.

I booked to see the film in IMAX 3D as I wanted it to be the best experience possible. I bought my drink and popcorn and found my seat in the cinema with my friends.

Obviously we were all excited, but I also felt nervous. "What if it's not as good as I want it to be?" I thought to myself. But these worries were pushed aside by the enthralling thought that I was about to see a Star Wars film, in the cinema, in IMAX, in 3D, for the first time ever!

Some may think it's childish to have such extreme feelings about a film. Those people are wrong. Even adults need escapism and being transported through film to a long time ago in a galaxy far far away is pretty damn good escapism. Star Wars doesn't have a set target audience it can appeal to people of any age, gender or background. That's what makes it so great.
Love a good geeky joke!
So as I sat there in the packed out cinema I was filled with joy and I'm not afraid to admit it. When the trailers ended and 'that famous phrase' appeared on the screen the audience fell completely silent... It gave me goosebumps. Then it happened... The epic Star Wars theme began and the opening titles setting the scene scrolled off into space. I genuinely sat there welling up. I was so happy.

So yeah... I'm a Stormtrooper in my spare time
I never cry in films. I must stress this. I am strong willed and have sat through Titanic, Marley and Me and The Fault in Our Stars without shedding a single tear. But in Star Wars The Force Awakens I was so emotional throughout the entire film. There was not a single second where I was bored. I had continual feelings of joy, shock, excitement, amazement and a teeny bit of sadness (I won't say when for spoilers). I honestly have never experienced a reaction like it when watching a film for the first time but it truly was an epic adventure that everyone should love!

I was sceptical when I found out Disney were taking over Star Wars but they have done a brilliant job with episode seven. I can only hope that Star Wars continues to be brilliant and will hopefully live on forever.

Am I the only person who had this reaction? Let me know in the comments below and if you haven't seen it yet, what are you waiting for? An incredible experience awaits!


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