Tuesday, December 29, 2015

7dp Year in Review: Top 3 posts of 2015

Here we are, in the waning days of 2015 and everyone is looking back on the year that was. It's a natural time to look back and remember some of my favorite posts of 2015. Lets go with an arbitrary number like...I don't know, 3?

Yes! 3! That seems like a perfect choice.

The Top Three 7 Dollar Popcorn Posts of 2015

  1. 7 Dollar Popcorn Awakens the Force - December 20th, 2015:

  2. A fairly solid, if light on content, look at my initial thoughts after seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

  3. Sometimes the Force Sleeps In - December 26th, 2015:

  4. I saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens again on Christmas and had a few more thoughts to share. Another post where we can note it's brevity.

  5. 7dp Year in Review: Top 3 posts of 2015 - December 29th, 2015:

    A look back at the year that was. To be fair, it's a pretty distant third.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Sometimes the Force Sleeps In

Yesterday was Christmas here in Virginia. It was Christmas in other places too, if social media is to be believed. My R2-D2 stocking was hung by the chimney with care, and filled with an appropriate amount of candy. We made a ham and cheesy potatoes and thought about what we should do. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is, apparently, still showing, so we went to see that.

This being the second time seeing it, I found it easier to just relax and enjoy the movie. And I did enjoy it much more. I still think it's a movie with a lot of flaws from the start to the finish. I say that because I have specific issues with the beginning and end of the movie specifically. I think part of the problem, for me at least, is what do you expect a Star Wars movie to be? There are 6 already. That's a lot of baggage to carry around. There are so many tropes at play in the first 6. Is that what makes Star Wars what it is? Or is it less about hitting each of those thematic notes and more about having a space adventure about the battle between light and dark?

I don't have an answer for that. I guess we'll see what happens with Episode VIII

Sunday, December 20, 2015

7 Dollar Popcorn Awakens the Force

Um...Hi! It's...it's been a while. A long while. Yikes. Um, yeah, I'm alive. I'd just, you know...been busy...doing things.

Like seeing the new Star Wars!

Yup, that's right, I was one of the select millions who saw Star Wars Episode VII: The Wallet Opens. 

It was...well, it was ok. That's good though! Of the 6 prior movies, most of them were less than ok! So, an ok movie is actually a step in the right direction! And, I plan on seeing it again, which is also good.

A couple of not really spoiler-y notes:

C-3PO has the best line in the entire movie.

I love that the Millennium Falcon has a new deflector dish! I wonder if Lando paid for it?

Daniel Craig was great. 

I love that it wasn't just the further adventures of a bunch of white dudes.

Lightsabers are still cool.