The Rise of the Resistance attraction debuts at Disneyland Park's Galaxy's Edge TODAY. We will have coverage of this awesome event in a later post.
My brother has an EXTENSIVE DVD and Video library, I have asked him to review the iconic Star Wars films. *all images are from his film collection
I have never been a STAR WARS geek. I was Team Indiana Jones as a kid. But.... I loooved The Force Awakens when it came out, I saw it four times, and yes it was totally slavishly faithful to A NEW HOPE, but I had such a great time and loved every second of it. Rey was cute, BB 8 was even cuter, and Han Solo will forever be cool.
As aforementioned, I was not a STAR WARS kid/geek - so my fanboy level of satisfaction isn’t one that Disney has to really pacify. I enjoyed Rian Johnson’s BRICK and LOOPER (especially), but I was and remain disappointed in this film... I felt it was long, and meandering down roads I couldn’t care about (casino planet)... while at the same time there are three AMAZING AMAZING sequences that make this film and still give me absolute goosebumps:
1) Princess Leia uses the force to fly back thru space.
2) The slow motion throne room battle.
3) Luke says farewell to Leia and faces down Kylo Ren while John Williams slays us all with 3 minutes of glorious music entitled “The Spark”....ohmygodohmygod.... Also, the scene between Luke and Yoda.
I really miss Carrie Fisher, and her no nonsense tell it like it is storytelling, humor, and courage... she lived it all and was full of advice.
I enjoyed the RISE OF SKYWALKER and will share my thoughts on the film after it's release on Blu-Ray, sometime in March.
Growing up in Los Angeles in the 70s/80s we visited Disneyland on a regular basis and often after school, before "Annual Passes".