We gave tickets to the boys and a BB-8 droid this morning. They were up doing their thing and I reminded them they forgot (gasp) one gift. They were shocked when they saw the tickets. Then Oliver started to cry. Really cry. Heartbreakingly cry. He saw Theatre 12 printed on his ticket and took that to mean he had to be 12 to watch the movie. Once we had a that worked out, it was okay.
The boys loved BB-8. They were recording holographic images and having a blast. The dog on the other hand saw a ball with a head on it and wasn’t impressed on being replaced as the centre of attention.
As we drove to the Scotiabank Theatre we were early, Oliver wasn’t impressed. When we parked, he leaps out of the car and starts to run to the theatre. Apparently he was excited.
I enjoyed the larger roll that Chewbacca played.
It’s nice to see them bring back a swashbuckling character again in Poe Dameron.
I thought Kylo Ren was one of the worst villians of all of the Star Wars movies. I did enjoy seeing him get his butt kicked by Rey. I know he was wounded by when Finn scored some shots on him, you knew he was mostly the mask and nothing else. This was the fallen Jedi that drove Luke into exile?
Also, what is the purpose of Kylo Ren. He didn’t really command anything. General Hux was in charge and felt comfortable in challenging him. Vader would have force choked him twice before the movie had reached half way through. Ren seemed to struggle with more psychological issues than any of the other fallen Jedi.
Yes it’s a franchise reboot but it needed to be. Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, the midget who plays R2D2, they are all old and it’s hard to base a trilogy around them.
How many times do you have to have your giant space weapon destroyed before you adopt a new strategy? It’s like the dark side is controlled by Saskatoon City Council. Stop making the same mistakes over and over again.
Why so few Rebel pilots still? The Rebel fleet is of a decent size yet they always keep throughing fairly insignificant amounts of fighters at the Empire/First Order when facing existenial threats. A massive weapon that can destroy the galaxy you call home? Let’s send 30 fighters against it. I know Y-Wings have been around since the Clone Wars but a fighter bomber would have been incredibly helpful here. It’s like the U.S. military with the F-35. One kind of fighter should do it all…
I don’t really get Leia in this movie. Yes decades of war has been tough but she ignores Chewbacca who she has known since she was captured on the Death Star (she also didn’t give him a medal in Episode IV’s finale) and then now comforts Rey who barely knew Han Solo rather than Chewie who has known him and been his best friends for decades?
Then despite the entire movie being a desperate struggle to find Luke Skywalker and get his help again, she sends Rey to meet him with Chewbacca and doesn’t go herself?
It was worth the price of admission and in two years I’ll be doing it all over again.