What is making me happy? This blog from Deadspin writer Albert Burneko. In it he expresses the excitement upon seeing the new trailer that we all experienced, but with an underlying dread, a sneaking, indelible memory of the travesty that was the prequels. He goes on to suggest that Return of the Jedi had the seeds of the prequels’ decline into trash.
I agree with much but not all of what he says. Hate on the Ewoks all you want–I loved them. LOVED THEM.
But that’s not why you should read this. You should read it because Burneko’s voice is utterly hilarious. Full of profane, specific, insightful diction, he names what most fans cannot. I wore a grin during the entire reading, laughed audibly multiple times. If you are a fan of the Star Wars franchise, it’s worth your time.
However, I do want to add an insight Michael had. It doesn’t really matter if the new film sucks. The joy is in the anticipation. And with that said, here’s a gif–it comes with no price.