With less than two weeks to go before Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally arrives, there’s still plenty of time to come up with new crazy theories or just revel in the glow of your favorite film franchise. Everybody who grew up with the series is excited, and that includes the young actors who are joining the franchise for the first time. A new video shows professional actors geeking out around the set in pretty much the same way that you or I would do if we were there. Check it out.
I can’t decide if the best bit is when John Boyega freaks out at the Millennium Falcon, or when he gets Harrison Ford to autograph a Han Solo action figure. As much as we’d love to get Harrison Ford’s autograph, getting a look at the fully realized, entirely practical, Millennium Falcon is amazing. There have been numerous stories about how seeing the spaceship caused cast and crew to look on in awe. Boyega’s reaction is a little different, as the man can’t stop talking.
While the behind the scenes video, that was shown at Comic-Con Experience in Brazil, doesn’t include any new footage to analyze to death, what it does include is the people who made the new film being incredibly excited about the new movie they helped create. Even if you’re somehow not counting the minutes until the showtime on the tickets that you bought, you have to get a little hyped up seeing Daisy Ridley talk about becoming part of the Star Wars family. The look on John Boyega’s face as he’s getting his toy signed by the cast is amazing. Have you ever seen a human look that happy in their life?
As Mark Hamill says, people have intense feelings about the Star Wars films. Few things in pop culture have survived the test of time the way these movies have. It’s been nearly 40 years since the first film. That’s enough time for a young man or woman seeing the first film in theaters to bring their grandchild to see The Force Awakens. Multiple generations will see this movie together, each with their own memories of how they grew up with Star Wars.
Is this making you even more excited to see the new movie? Or is such a thing even possible at this point? If nothing else, Disney has done everything right to make the lead up feel like that of a classic Star Wars movie.
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