So there has been a disturbance in the Force. Thus, allowing a limited early release of the final episode of the nine-part “Skywalker saga” this Star Wars Weekend which runs from December 20 to 22. Growing up watching the saga, I went to the cinema to watch it on the first day. There is no need to worry. Like what I did with Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019), this one is spoiler-free. 🙂
Have you seen the latest installment of the American epic space opera? If your answer is no but plan to do so due to questions left unanswered by Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I suggest you to stop expecting anything. I’m not saying Star Wars: The Last Jedi is bad because it definitely is not. But casual movie goers, critics especially fans who are equipped with theories have expectations. As much as we want those to be true, you won’t find those here. These aren’t the droids you’re looking for. In fact, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is quite unrecognizable.
When it was announced that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will hit theatres on December, I immediately planned when and where to watch it. I was so eager to line up and watch on the first week because I love Star Wars and December 25 is the start of the Metro Manila Film Festival. It’s the season wherein cinemas stop screening foreign films and stick with all the entries for the MMFF for a few weeks. But since it’s a popular one, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was made available for viewing only on IMAX theatres. I know that watching Star Wars in IMAX is a great idea but my eyes don’t quite appreciate it. So I waited until January to watch it in regular cinema. And if the movie I like has a nice SM Snack Time tumbler, I usually buy one or two. Unfortunately, they ran out.
So the force has awakened and I am sure there are many of you who already watched it. If not on the first day, must be on the next days before the start of the 41st Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). And for those who did not have the time, I’m pretty sure you are just like me – hearing the Star Wars Theme Song playing over and over in your head. It’s playing because you are worried you won’t be able to watch as the film was removed and stopped screening at regular cinemas during the 2015 MMFF which started on Christmas Day.
Who is excited for Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Have you seen the trailers and other previews on YouTube? Probably yes to both, right? I, too, am excited and saw some of the videos. But what excites me the most is the Star Wars movie marathon.