Star Wars: The Force That’s Awakening the Nerd in All of Us

With over sixty six million views on their newest trailer, one million subscribers on YouTube, and over fifteen million likes on their Facebook page, Disney and the LucasFilms crew are not having a tough time at all advertising their new film, “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.” The movie releases December 18, and if you didn’t know that already, wait a week, maybe two, and then the Internet may just explode. It is obvious that no matter who you are, at least some people you know are probably excited.  By just walking around the student commons, you can see people stated their excitement.  They’re saying things like “it’s going to be dirty,” or maybe “ya, I’m mad excited.”  Whether or not you’re a Star Wars nerd, the movie looks like it has been well made. Over two hundred million dollars used in the production of the film, and even some appearances by some of the original cast members (cough cough Harrison

Ford cough cough) and of course the lovable R2D2 and C3PO will grace the screen. Many were worried about the possible botchery that could occur, but with J.J. Abrams at the helm, fanatics and casual fans alike are pleased.  Now people are predicting the film will bring in massive amounts of cash, but with this being a worldwide phenomenon, a number like $1.8 billion may just be accurate. Although Star Wars is definitely a big…maybe the biggest hitter, there are a couple movies rivaling it on opening weekend.  Therefore one must ask them: shall I dabble in the art of the Jedi, or maybe watch an overdrawn third sequel of timeless singing chipmunks. The real competition lies in the new comedy duo, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, in their new film “Sisters.” Even with these A-listers together, I don’t think J.J. and his crew are too worried. To sum it up, Christmas break for all of us will be filled with family, Star Wars, friends, possibly another movie, and presents… So enjoy, be happy, read the Sentinel, and good night.

— Tucker Seth, Staff Writer 

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