And now this… hope they’re good, but once again I feel NO anticipation. It’s weird to feel this way about new Star Wars movies…
Genuine question, do you in general get excited about new movies? I myself have felt my anticipation levels for major franchise movies (and maybe just new movies in general) drop significantly as I’ve gotten older. I just wonder if I’m the only one.
Yes I do still get excited for movies (and many other things in life). I may be in my mid thirties, but I never really grew up in spirit. That’s not to say I’m a mindless obnoxious person on the internet going “ZOMG EVERY NEW THING IS THE BESTEST THING IVE EVER SEEN!!!” I have a brain with logic and critical thinking and reasonable judgement.
I’m sure that my excitement is oftimes more muted, level headed, or cautiously optimistic as an adult than it might’ve been as a kid, but it’s still there. And there are some things that I like so much that I still get downright giddy about as they come near. Kong: Skull Island and Justice League were two recent films that I was very excited to see. Kong was perfect, I love that movie. Justice League wasn’t perfect, but I liked it a lot more than most seemed to have.
Heck, I was genuinely excited for TLJ. I thought TFA set up a very cool premise with good characters and was eager to see where it went. While I didn’t hate TLJ, I’m far from loving it and initially felt a bit disaapointed. But disappointments like that don’t squash my enthusiasm for future films that I’m excited to see.
But I don’t get excited about everything that comes my way. I feel no excitement for these new unnamed Star Wars films. Maybe as more info comes out or a trailer drops, that will change.
In the end, I’m happy I can still feel the type of genuine excitement I felt as a kid sometimes. The world is too hard and life is too short to get jaded about everything (not accusing anyone here, just thinking outloud). It’s fun to still get excited about a movie that looks cool or sounds like it’s right up my alley (whether other people like it or not, like Justice League).