Friday, December 18, 2015
One of the reasons I'm so excited for the Force Awakens--disregarding any apprehension I may have expressed in my last post--is the return of Han Solo (and, based on the trailers, I also suspect there will be another Han Solo type character found in the movie). Really, when you think about it, the secret to the extremely crowd-pleasing Guardians of the Galaxy is that someone finally made a space opera where Han Solo was the chief protagonist.
*Let's all just agree to ignore Jar Jar Binks here, okay? The less said about Lucas' attempt at humor in The Phantom Menace, the better.
**I should know, several weeks ago, I proposed to my children we rewatch all six movies to get us ready for The Force Awakens, only to loose interest after Attack of the Clones (my personal least favorite***).
***If you care, my personal rankings would be: 1) Empire, 2) New Hope, 3) Revenge, 4) Return, 5) Menace, and 6) Clones. I won't consider The Force Awakens a success unless it cracks the top three.