OMG am I the only sane person in the universe?! Every one of my bazillion Facebook friends is going to see Star Wars this weekend and me? Well, NOT. And guess what?!? As the song says, I DON"T CARE. I never thought the Star Wars movies were more than marginally interesting. I march to my own drummer. I admit it. I like movies about human beings interacting with each other, not walking away from explosions.
The first Avengers movie bored me so much I fell asleep. Sitting in the theater. I have a friend who has a Ph.D. and he has a 45 minute lecture he gives to unsuspecting friends called Why The Avengers Movie Sucked. He's seen it numerous times, BTW -- he objects to things like Loki not winning in the end because Loki is a GOD, not Robert Downey Jr. in a metal suit. Me? I DON"T CARE who wins. I just needed them to turn the sound down so I could sleep peacefully.
One of my 5,000+ cousins posted this on Facebook a little while ago and it made me chuckle: "So, is Patrick Stewart playing Gandolf again in the new Star Wars?" Another comment which I thought was clever, on that thread: "Ian McCellan is playing Voldemort and Carrie Fisher is that creepy elf looking woman who saves the republic from the Ice Queen."
But who dares malign my girl Carrie?!?
"The Force, just let it in!" - that's the end line of the silliest trailer I have EVER SEEN y'all. AND it's one of the most obnoxious. Carrie Fisher, one of the most brilliant and funny women in the universe, has been doing tons of press to promote this new installment of the franchise and the trailer gives Harrison Ford plenty of time onscreen but only one tiny shot of Carrie, a fraction of a second. Instead we see some twenty-something unknown young girl [see photo below] getting to run around and do interesting things.
Um, HELLO, George Lucas you have betrayed your people. I mean the rest of the Baby Boomers and us tail-end Baby Boomers. It was us, your people, who grew up on the original Star Wars films. WE propelled them into legend. We forked over our hard-earned for tickets and megatons of merchandise. Then you give our girl Carrie some piddly short shrift in the new film? So not fair. So petty.
I checked out the IMDB page for the new movie and it looks like a full-page advertisement. I noticed you cast Andy Serkis [Hobbit? Hobbit? who's got the Hobbit?] and Domhnall Gleeson [hello Weazley twin]. I bet they get more screen time than Carrie.
George you need to remember, Boomers go to movies that don't involve explosions or aliens, too. Movies like The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and The Hundred Foot Journey and basically any movie starring Helen Mirren.
Do you want a fun and satisfying viewing experience? Check out an interview with Carrie Fischer. Go on YouTube and check out ANY clip of Carrie. She is hysterical and brilliant.