The countdown to The Force Awakens is on

In around two and a half hours, I’ll be seated in the Event Cinemas at Robina, anxiously waiting for that iconic text to start scrolling up the screen. At that moment, I’m not sure if I will laugh or cry. Since 2005 and the release of Revenge of the Sith, I am about to witness something I didn’t think possible – a brand new Star Wars movie! Even better, it will be a chance to catch up with old  friends: Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, C3PO, R2D2 …

Today, I have felt like a child on Christmas Eve. The day simply could not go fast enough. I tried reading, writing, even writing an assignment, but, no, I was simply too distracted. I tried to avoid social media and the dreaded spoiler as much as possible, and I think I suceeded. I know little more than speculation about the plot, characters, well, anything really. I have seen some brief reviews on Twitter – and the love of the new film seems pretty much universal.

So I am hyped. More than hyped, really. This is my childhood, back in blazing glory. All those dreams of Luke Skywalker finding me and telling me I was the last hope of the Jedi, imahinary duels with Darth Vader – it has been a day I’ll long remember. It has seen the anticipation of the new film grow, and it will soon see the film itself.

I could not be more excited!

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