Monday, December 21, 2015

The Force Awakened

I managed to escape any type of spoilers on friday (including from my oldest daughter and her boyfriend) and got to take the rest of the family on Saturday afternoon.

There are NO Spoilers Ahead.  Keep Reading.

I thoroughly enjoyed the Force Awakens, in fact I rank it between being on equal grounds with Return of the Jedi (my second favorite) and Empire Strikes Back (my favorite).  I'd go into more detail, but I don't want to ruin it for anyone.  Its odd, but my biggest criticism is that the dialogue seemed a bit sparse and I wanted more time with the new characters, especially Finn and Poe.

I realize the prequels were made for kids and I respect this decision, I was five when I saw Star Wars and maybe it was made more for kids too, I don't know, but my whole family from two to forty-something enjoyed this episode and that says something important.

The best part?  Having meaningful and wonder-filled discussions with my fourteen and eleven year olds about what this might mean or what that might mean and simply exploring the new mysteries we are presented with (and this time, I don't want prequels to this arc to explain it all).

If you haven't found time, go see Episode VII if you can.

I'll be talking with my kids about it and deciding between the Cypher System, the D6 System, WotC's Star Wars Saga D20 System, or FFG's current Star Wars games to run some stories in.

May the Force Be With You!

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