Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens today, and I will be seeing it this weekend. I had purchased tickets a while back for Sunday morning and then won a pair from Verizon for Saturday, so will be seeing it twice.
I have tried to avoid any major spoilers (online, or on TV) and want to go in with an open mind.
I’ve been a Star Wars fan since seeing it at the Wellfleet Drive-In on Cape Cod in 1977 with my family. (Part of a double feature in the poring rain). I have seen every film in the theater since then, and with the release of The Force Awakens, it made me think of where I saw each of them and who I was with.
Star Wars (1977) – Wellfleet Drive-In, Wellfleet MA (Mom, Dad, Sister)
Empire Strikes Back (1980) – Memlo Park, NJ (Dad)
Return of the Jedi (1983) – West Orange, NJ (Friends)
The Phantom Menace (1999) – Bridgewater, NJ (Wife and Friends)
Attack of the Clones (2002) – Bridgewater, NJ (Friends)
Revenge of the Sith (2005) – East Hanover, NJ (Work Friend)
The Force Awakens (2015) – New Brunswick, NJ (Friend)
I also saw the Original Trilogy a few other times in the theater (both originally, and for the re-issues
Will have my review / thoughts early next week
On the collecting side – TOPPS has released a new card set for Star Wars: The Force Awaknens
Here is some good information on the set
TOPPS have also updated the Card Trader App, and will be releasing new card for the movie over the next few weeks.
May the Force be With You