I don’t even know how I’d like to start off this entry. There’s just so much I want to say at once, and I have no idea how I’d like to go about it. Hang on, give me a second or two to think. In the meantime, here’s the poster that I think does the movie the best justice, out of all the ones that I’m aware are out.
Okay, here’s how I’ll start: I have not been taken so much by surprise by a film since Inception (2010), and it’s hard to believe that it’s only been three years since that movie, because I feel like it’s been a lot longer than that. If it were possible and if it wasn’t weird to do so, I could just kiss J.J. Abrams right now. This man has not only made a solid sequel, he has pulled off the rarity of the following: he created a sequel that’s arguably better than the original AND created something that I think lived up to and beyond the hype around it. I was in no way disappointed. It is most unusual for me to go into a movie and come out floored and angry that the blu-ray dvd is not available for my shelf right this minute. In addition, I walked in with very high expectations, and he just smashed them and raised the bar higher. I am desperate for another sequel, and if the rumors are true, there will be a third one coming in 2016. Another flipping three years, but I can wait. Oh yes I can wait, that is if J.J. Abrams stays on board and he makes something as amazing as this film. If Abrams jumps ship, the next person will have enormous shoes to fill, and the only people I can actually see up to the task is probably Christopher Nolan or Joss Whedon. Anyway, this is the longest intro I’ve allowed on this blog before the cut leading to the rest of the entry, but I think this film absolutely deserves it.
By the way, J.J. Abrams, if you’re reading this, I just want to say: I ******* love you and thank you SO MUCH for bringing back such positive feelings of nostalgia from my childhood. Trekkie FOR LIFE.