Oh come on…you didn’t think I wasn’t going to post anything about Star Wars The Force Awakens, did you?!
(Perhaps you noticed I’ve neglected you recently, but hey; Christmas shenanigans and work.)
I’m not going to give a full review; rather, I just want the world to know that I love it and adore it and treasure it so dearly! I want to BE Rey. I won’t spoil anything because I know some people (for whatever silly reasons) haven’t seen it yet. But again, Rey is just the coolest person ever. She and my Ahsoka Tano would be glorious ass-kicking besties….
Okay, I actually can’t hold it any longer…just going to say a few things, so if you haven’t seen the movie STOP, THERE ARE SPOILERS AHEAD.
You have been warned.
I thought I could control myself but I can’t. Rey with a lightsaber…oh my God. In all of the previous Star Wars movies, I’ve honestly never cared too much about the action scenes. Yes, lightsabers are a spectacular sight, but the duels never excited me too much. I’ve always been in it for the characters and their stories. But this time around, I’m in awe of simply everything. I don’t think I ever dreamed of a day when we would see a female character have her own lightsaber duel on the big screen. (And no, the little war showing cool ladies like Shaak Ti and Aayla Secura among other Jedi fighting the droid army in Attack of the Clones doesn’t count; it’s just a big war scene). Rey and Kylo Ren having their lightsaber duel in the forest is truly the coolest and most riveting thing I’ve ever seen. I’M READY FOR MORE.
Rey is my new idol. Perhaps part of my New Year’s Resolutions will be to at least try to be a teensy bit as badass as she is. Rey, Finn, Poe, BB-8; I’m forever attached to them all.
But as I was saying earlier…sure, Ahsoka is probably dead by this timeline but I’m just going to imagine their awesome friendship in my head regardless. I’m waiting for somebody who is actually talented to illustrate this for me…anyone?!