As you may know, my reviews aren't that detailed anyway, just my impressions about the movie.
We were treated to the movie by JR and Ashley, he bought the tickets a month ago for the first night at the downtown RiverCenter mall. I never knew how cush that theater was! Big wide seats that recline! Yes -- recline! Come on, all other theaters, you need to get on that bandwagon now. What a great way to watch a movie.
I was expecting big crowds, but I'm guessing most of the seats were pre-sold, because it wasn't bad at all. The seats are pre-assigned, too, which I really like since you don't feel so rushed.
That all being said, I really did like the movie. Definitely stayed true to the "Star Wars" world that was created in the past 6 movies. I liked the mix of the new, young generation and the older generation from the first movies. I felt like cheering every time one of them showed up on the screen -- in fact some people in the theater did!
Things I loved -- they added in a lot more comedy then we got in the older movies, the two new hotshots, Finn and Poe, reminded me so much of Luke and Han. I liked Rey's spirit and dedication to waiting for her parents to come back, and I really loved the new droid - BB8!
Things I didn't love -- they stole all the joy from Han and Leia's love story. Damned! I hated that they didn't really have an "and they lived happily ever after." Not happy about that, writers.
John thought this movie was a duplicate of one of the older stories, A New Hope. The same old death star (just called something else) and a role reversal of the bad guy being the son instead of the father. I have to say the son wasn't quite the same scary guy his grandfather was. He also wasn't happy about how fast Rey found her Jedi powers.
But I still loved it, and I'll see the next one. I hope they don't make us wait another 10 more years!
After the movie, I got to take my first Uber ride. Since we had walked over from JR and Ash's home, we rode back to a hip restaurant for dinner, Azuca, which has some fancy Latin food. It was delicious!
I had the shrimp pasta frontera...
John had a vegetarian dish...
I wish I had taken a photo of it, but if you go, definitely try the fruit creme brulee....oh my!!! We all shared one dish -- it's plenty.
What a nice evening. Here's a couple of shots of downtown San Antonio landmarks lite up for Christmas.