|In which I am a geek - Star Wars, the first in a series
||[Dec. 11th, 2015|09:57 pm]
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.