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Monday, December 14, 2015

In Which We Anticipate People Correcting Our Spelling of 'Wompa'

Unless you've spent the last several months hanging upside down in a wompa cave, you know that the latest installment in the "Star Wars" saga, "The Force Awakens," opens galaxy-wide this weekend. Thousands of people have already purchased their tickets, presumably worried the movie will open and close between midnight and 1:00 AM Friday.  I myself am decidedly less enthusiastic.

Don't get me wrong.  I'm certainly going to see the darn thing.  I've already decided that, if nothing else, it will form a lovely portion of my Jewish Christmas--an appetizer for the Chinese food, as it were.  But I find myself substantially less geeked out about the whole thing than I once would have been.  I rationalize my lassitude by claiming general disappointment with the last trilogy: Jar Jar Binks alone justifies any amount of disenchantment.  I also explain to anyone who will listen that I am at heart more Trek than Wars in my enthusiasms.  But if I'm being honest, I have to wonder whether this malaise is just one more sign that I've gotten 'gulp' old!

Then again, it's not like I'm rushing out to see "The Danish Girl," either.


  1. I definitely can't believe it's an age thing. I'm having trouble working up enthusiasm, too. I attended opening day releases of the previous films and was disappointed each time, but kept going back anyway, like a battered housewife. I'm just not ready to trust again.

    Trek is objectively better. (Picard is my captain.) Then again I really am keen to see "The Danish Girl," so who knows?

  2. In the case of "The Danish Girl", I fail to see the interest in the story of a girl who discovers her insides are made of Cream Cheese, but Chacun a son gout.

    HOWEVER I must take umbrage with all those who keep harping on Jar Jar Binks!

    If, as you all say, he is such an awful creature, HOW COME HE'S LEADING IN ALL THE REPUBLICAN POLLS?!?!

    Answer me THAT!