Goodbye Carrie Fisher

I grieve for what she didn’t get a chance to do. In the next few days we are going to get flooded with people talking about Carrie Fisher. She made such an impression, I can’t even imagine. I realized I’d like to search Google for some good pictures of Carrie Fisher so that led to a blog post! One of the reasons why I loved Episode VII: The Force Awakens so much is that Carrie Fisher came back to Hollywood, she wasn’t young or pretty or skinny enough. She just was. And the scene where GENERAL Leia hugs Rey? I’ve always seen it as them making a connection, immediately. Kind of the way Chewie and Rey seem to make a connection when they are in the cockpit of the Falcon together.

I know/knew of Carrie Fisher’s work/advocacy for mental illness and always meant to look into one of her books but somehow never did. Priorities? Being too busy? I’ll probably get one now. I’m glad to know that filming on Star Wars Episode VIII was finished before Carrie’s death. That’s something at least. I’m sure I’ll be a mess when we go see it in theaters next year.

Now I’ll just rely on pictures being “worth a 1000 words” and leave it at that. I know, there could be tons more pictures. The first picture is the most powerful because it bridges generations.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was really really good

Saw the new Star Wars movie this morning. We actually went to a 9:30 am showing. We are seeing the movie again – in theatre – next weekend. I’m not going to actually talk about movie specifics, just about the movie in general.

There are multiple strong female characters in this movie. So many good females! I think some of the movie they went safe. Some things had to be done since it’s the first movie of more Star Wars movies. If this movie shows how there is more to come, I’m happy. As far as Star Wars is concerned, there’s lots of tidbits and questions, not many actual answers for anything. Probably goes back to it being first movie of more than one movie. The droids were cool.

In general, I think I have to watch the movie a second time to decide if there was a specific thing that I actually didn’t like and if you spoil this Star Wars movie for anyone I hope you get coal for your winter holiday presents.