If you haven’t seen it yet, well you might need to stop reading. But seriously, you haven’t seen it yet? Put down your communication device and go see it now. Even my friends who are parents of multiple little force wielders have seen it.
Anyways. Anybody else feel that expectations have been greatly increased for Rise of Skywalker? Endgame culminated what, 11 years of cinema storytelling? Pales in comparison to the 40+ years of Star Wars movie magic/madness-depending-on-how-you-view-the-Prequels (me personally it’s all magical, even Jar-Jar *gasp*), not to mention the Clone Wars, Rebels, and the now 6 or so years of new canon material in terms of comic books, novels, etc.
Needless to say, Rise Skywalker has some work cut out for it. Expectations have gone through the roof, quite possibly all the way to Hoth. Sure I have my own thoughts on how it should end, but it’s not my story to tell, so just give all of us something that will make us leave wanting to watch every Star Wars movie all over again for the 100th time, like Endgame did. Make us feel the feels when certain main characters sacrifice themselves, not just “oh yeah good for them thinking about the greater good.” Make us proud for having invested so much of our lives into this made up world (I mean come on, ROTJ and onwards Star Wars is for kids - yet I’ll still be flashing my Star Wars/Harry Potter/LOTR tattoo proudly when I’m 90).
Anyways. I’m avoiding doing work by writing this. Should probably get back to it. Some closing thoughts:
1. Fat Thor? Love it. Asguardians of the Galaxy? Can’t wait.
2. C’mon, we all knew this whole time Cap was worthy.
3. Thought I was going to miss RDJ more. Cap wasn’t even in my top 3 favs. After seeing it twice, turns out “what even is the MCU without Cap?” Maybe he’ll stick around and help Fury out with paperwork or something. Really gonna miss him.
4. Even while watching it for the second time and seeing the Thanos ship guns turn skyward and someone says “something just entered the upper atmosphere,” I still was channeling my inner Bruce Banner and yelling “You guys are screwed now!” as the Lady Captain made her epic entrance. Ok - didn’t actually yell it but that’s what my facial expression said.
Thanks for reading.