The title of this post may be a wee bit of an understatement. When I heard rogue One was coming out this year my emotions were everywhere. You see for many Rogue One is another installment to their beloved Star Wars series. For others it’s about the statement they are making by having a female hero. But for me it’s a connection to my lost childhood.
You see with each movie I can remember the day I saw it. I may not remember dates or times but I remember the smell, taste and textures. Like the first time I saw Star Wars. It was a warm day and my brother and I walked to the movie theater in town to see Star wars. I remember this because it was the first time my big brother had ever taken me to the movies with him. I pretty much thought I was the coolest person. Imagine me strutting down the sidewalk like John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever.
I remember the seat I sat in smelled of popcorn and sweat. There was old gum stuck to the underside of the arm rest. I know I was wearing faded blue sneakers cause my feet didn’t touch the floor. I could see them stretched in front of me. None of this mattered because as soon as the screen lit up I was immediately swept into this whole new world. With each new installment of the Star Wars series I am transported back to being that 5-year-old little girl sitting in an oversized theater seat. I am once again swept away into a new world were heroes came in many different forms from humans to droids.
About Rogue One
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
The cast includes Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, and Forest Whitaker. ROGUE ONE is directed by Gareth Edwards, produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, and Simon Emanuel, executive produced by John Knoll and Jason McGatlin, and co-produced by John Swartz and Kiri Hart.
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY opens in theaters everywhere on December 16, 2016!
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