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In which I am a geek - Star Wars, the first in a series [Dec. 11th, 2015|09:57 pm]
Zoethe
We are less than a week away from the new movie. I am ridiculously excited about it. Probably more excited than I should be. I have failed entirely at keeping my expectations low.

The thing that has allowed me to be this excited? Harrison Ford on the publicity trail.

If you go back and watch Ford's interviews in the last few years, they are worry-making. He slurs his words. Loses his train of thought. Seems to drift off. I wondered if he was getting senile or suffering mini-strokes.

Now I'm pretty sure he was stoned out of his gourd.

In the interviews now? He's lively, excited. He plays at being a cynic, but he's present. He actually cares about this movie. He's gotten involved in fan outreach for charity, he went on Jimmy Kimmel and let himself be very silly in a sketch.

He hasn't had this kind of enthusiasm about a project for a long time. He's seen the movie and is excited about it.

I think we're in for a good time.
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[User Picture]From: bart_calendar
2015-12-12 11:04 am (UTC)
Yeah for a long time he got stuck in a cycle of being cast in really shitty movies he didn't care about and it showed.

Now he's having fun.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2015-12-12 11:28 pm (UTC)
They're all having fun. It's awesome.
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[User Picture]From: andrewducker
2015-12-12 11:06 am (UTC)
I'm glad he's more with it.

I wonder how bored he must have been before.
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[User Picture]From: unmutual
2015-12-12 01:54 pm (UTC)
He plays at being a cynic, but he's present.

Much like Han?

He hasn't had this kind of enthusiasm about a project for a long time. He's seen the movie and is excited about it.

That's a really good point! I've been avoiding a lot of the publicity around the new movie; I've described the way I feel as "hopeful but not optimistic" since the casting was announced. This, though... this makes me a little bit more optimistic.

I'm hoping to see the movie on Christmas Day.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2015-12-12 11:29 pm (UTC)
I've been compulsively watching everything. I may end up disappointed, but I'm having fun now!
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[User Picture]From: anotherjen
2015-12-12 07:57 pm (UTC)
I dunno, I just watched him on Ellen and his response time was ... very ... slow.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2015-12-12 11:29 pm (UTC)
It's lightning, compared to some of his previous ones.
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[User Picture]From: mplsindygirl
2015-12-13 02:32 am (UTC)
I sure hope you're right. Regardless, I'll spend money to go see for myself.
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[User Picture]From: blessed_oak
2015-12-13 03:43 am (UTC)
Omg. I haven't watched anything but a couple of trailers, and I was always going to see this movie no matter what, but this sounds really exciting!
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