I am a child of Star Wars. I saw it in the theater in 1977. The original one. I was four years old. It captured my imagination. I had all the toys. When 1983 rolled around I was 11 and out of Star Wars. ROTJ didnt really get my goose as the first two had.
In fact and I will get heat for this. I do not believe anyone can be a real fan of Star Wars without living in a time when there was NOT Star Wars. I am one of the originals.
I didnt want to see the Force Awakens. I wanted to wait for the DVD as I do with most things by living here in Mexico. Then a friend of mine of Facebook spoiled one thing. I quickly unfollowed all of my friends who would possibly see it.
Then I told my wifey why dont we go and see it here. IF it is playing in English. For 25 pesos..Yup...movies are $2 down here...I saw it. I was excited. Only 6 people in the theater. I wanted it to take me back to my youth. I HAD to see it otherwise it would be spoiled for me. Turns out my friend that spoiled it didnt really. WheeW!
I felt...old as heck after watching it. All of the heroes of my youth were now so frickin old.
I felt depressed after seeing it. Not because of any characters death. Just because it didnt transport me back as when it did when I was young.
The perils of getting old. One day I will look as old as Han did. As Leia did. Certainly soon enough that Luke did.
I liked the movie well enough. The only thing I was disappointed in was that was not an onscreen reunion of all of the originals.
Oh well...I still have my DVDs...