Last Tuesday (the 21st) I took advantage of a theater gift card I got for Christmas and went out to see the latest “Star Wars” film. I enjoyed it. I wouldn’t say it was the best of the nine episodes in the Jedi/Skywalker story, but it was far from the worst. I might have enjoyed it even more if I hadn’t bumped the popcorn bag and knocked about two inches out of it and onto the theater floor. That was the most buttery part, too.
I knew going in there were going to be some edited bits with Carrie Fisher as General Organa, but I had no idea that Mark Hamill as Luke, Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian and Harrison Ford as Solo were going to reappear, even briefly. That was fun.
I have no idea what Disney is going to do next with the franchise, but I’m sure their accountants are looking at box office receipts as I write this and plotting and planning.