We took the half of the family who had not seen the new Star Wars movie to see it a day or two ago. I was trying to have a good attitude and be enthusiastic for family unity. I was not a fan entering the theater. Surprise, surprise I really enjoyed it and almost cried with the relationships and story. I love the collaboration of the former charters with the introduction of the new generation. Loved the dramatic shots in the desert. I didn’t get bogged down in the strange alien costumes. . . just remembered Chris’ hours of playing with his action figures and huge millennium falcon which I saved and passed to his son, Parker.
There is a quote in the trailer which I think sums it up the central theme, at least for me. .
“Hope is not lost today. . . . . . . .It is found!”
Today in the dark of winter, I think people are searching for light and hope in spite of hearing the news of wars and terrorists and people in misery all over the world. In our journey . . . . .we are all searching for hope, even if it is found in a fantasy film!
I remember my Indian filmmaker friend Chandresh telling me that the Bollywood films are so popular with the masses as “escape” films from the challenge just surviving in India can be! https://talesalongtheway.com/2013/06/14/california-dreaming-with-a-young-indian-filmmaker-chandresh-bhatt/ They are going to love this new Star Wars film in India, too!