Thursday, December 4, 2014

"...The Dark and the Light...."

So, yes this is about a week after the fact, but hey did you know that the teaser for Star Wars Episode VII was released? Well, it has and is slated for A 2015 December release for some odd reason; not sure why Disney wants to release it in the winter months (so much for people camping out and waiting in lines like they did for Episode 1). I'm going to over analyze the trailer just review highlights that peaked my interest. First of all, we have the dessert, followed by a stormtrooper, an R2 unit, someone on an ugly speeder, more stormtroopers, and X-wing fighter, and then we get to some dude walking through the woods and ignites a t-shaped red lightsaber, and then we have the Millennium Falcon and Tie Fighters. So, aside from the shape of the lightsaber, none of that other stuff was original; all of it essentially came from the original trilogy. That did not impress me. There was no scope or depth to the cinematographic shots in the trailer. And there was no hint to the storyline of the film whatsoever. Now granted, it was exciting and interesting, but I came away unimpressed; I am merely curious to see how J.J. Abrams is going to pull this off. Thank God John Williams is scoring the film, otherwise the film would have issues. As for all of the ridiculousness over the lightsaber, well educated Star Wars fans should know that specific lightsaber shape and form has its roots in ancient galactic history with the early Sith and Jedi, especially Sith Lords like Naga Sadow, Freedon Nadd, and Marka Ragnos....yes I know too much about this world. Well there you have it. In other news. I hope that everyone's Thanksgiving was lovely. I hosted and cooked for my family gathering this year and it was quite delicious. I made the pies, the turkey, bread, prepared the table and most of the other dishes; it was all awesome. The turkey was so juicy and tender; it was the best Turkey I've ever made. I actually ate too much food and slipped into a food coma for the rest of the day. I just began doing Tai Chi earlier this week, and have been trying to do it every night with good success thus far. I haven't gotten down a lot of moves yet, but the one I'm working on is "Parting the Wild Horse's Mane." The moves aren't too hard, but rather it's the fluidity and sequence of them that can be the challenging part. I definitely encourage people to try it; good for the mind and good for the body. Well there are essentially only 20 days left until Christmas. Tis the season. Have an excellent day everyone.

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Pan trailer (looks good)

A.D. (Surprisingly looks good)

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