As much as I'd like to say I get this excited over every geeky movie out there, that wouldn't be true. I could survive days without watching an Avengers movie, for example, but this… this is a whole new level altogether.
faux denim top from Folded and Hung / floral skirt from my momma's closet / R2-D2 pin from Pop Junk Love / Death Star pouch from Bugis Junction, Singapore / dangling bracelet watch from Swatch / Airmax Thea shoes from Nike
Aside from finding the last trilogy of Star Wars a bit disappointing (if I wasn't such a huge Ewan McGregor when that trilogy came out, I probably never would have watched it more than once), this gives Star Wars a whole new start to be awesome once again and I can't wait to see what Disney will do with the franchise.
Plus, it is the first Star Wars movie of my daughter's generation and I'm hoping that it will stir her heart the way the original trilogy stirred mine. Maybe, just maybe, she'll stop calling Chewbacca a lion after this movie comes out and maybe, just maybe, I'll have a little Padawan in my midst. #goals She already asked me for a lightsaber after the Globe event this past weekend, so there is definitely hope for this.
The downsides to this new movie are that finding awesome Star Wars merch is no longer a miracle and that I'm spending so much more money on toys than usual, but I'm trying to look at the upside to it all.
When I was in Singapore recently, Hezron asked me to buy him Star Wars merch and the other day, Seph actually texted me to ask in which order he should watch the Star Wars movies. Booyah! Sorry, but knowing that people I care about are suddenly getting interested in the original movies because of this new one has given me renewed hope.
No longer shall I be the only geek in Manila! No longer shall people roll their eyes at me whenever I squeal for finding something Star Wars-y! No, everyone shall now be a geek and everyone shall now understand my fascination with the galaxy far, far away. Let's all cross our fingers and hope that this movie will be a blast… though I'm pretty sure there will be a new annoying character because after C3PO in the original trilogy and Jar Jar in the trilogy after that, I'd say it's inevitable. :p