Wow, that's one helluva movie!
After seeing the new Star Wars movie three times, I feel ready to see it three more.
I'm pretty sure this post took me so long that just about everyone has finally gotten tired of complaining about the new Star Wars. The underlying plot structure is derivative and unoriginal; the new characters are too adept at whatever skill gets them out of trouble; the turning points are all conveniently timed. There. It's been said. Moving on.
With the complaints out of the way (and having already been given way too much time in the limelight as it is) I thought I'd take some time to remind everyone just how much of the film was brilliant and why in spite of the valid concerns above, the experience was incredible. On a movie rating scale of 1 thru 10, The Force Awakens ranks as Star Wars. That says it all. Years from now I am confident pop culture will look back on this film with fond memories and fans will overlook quibbles like those mentioned above the same way they overlook the Ewoks, or Luke's whiny power converters at Tashi Station.
The following is my list of reason why I think The Force Awakens will stand the test of time:
The new X-Files have hit the airwaves and there hasn't been this level of fan interest since the late 90's movie took the titular series to the big-screen in a film with maybe the greatest name ever: Fight the Future. Man! With a name like that, the movie could be about so many things, and I'd still want to see all of them!
Since my future fans are still safely in the future awaiting my inevitable sophomore release (that's writer-speak for my next book) there isn't a whole lot to blog about on that front. Yes, I'm still writing. The current story could be described as Django Unchained meets... well, Lorna Lockheed, of course. But my point is, I need something else to blog about in the meantime if I intend to tell people I still have a blog. Just kidding. I don't tell people that. And if I do, it's more like a whisper but they aren't listening anyway.
So until I finish my needlessly long (and self-indulgent) Star Wars: The Force Awakens post, a little X-Files will have to do.