Weekly Capsule 52.1: Come To The Dark Side

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I wore this last week to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I must’ve been subconsciously influenced by the movies, because as I was taking photos, I realized these were the colors of the “dark side” – black and red.

gray sweatshirt red scarf black jeans by 14 shades of greyCome to the dark side… We have cookies.

This is a bit embarrassing to confess, but up until last week, I had never seen the original Star Wars trilogy all the way through. I’ve seen bits and pieces on TV, and of course I knew all about the pop culture significance, but I never watched the entire thing. So before the new movie, I did a marathon of Episode IV, V, and VI (I like to pretend that the prequels didn’t happen). Now, usually when I watch these classic movies so late in the game, I would appreciate them but never become a fan. With Star Wars, though, I was completely won over. It’s epic and exciting and funny and everything that the nerd in me loves. So much so that by the time I saw The Force Awakens, I was tearing up at the opening scroll.

Needless to say, I freaking love the movie (already saw it twice.) Rey is badass (please please please don’t give her a romance in the next films), Finn and Poe are adorable, and all the callbacks to originals are great. I’ve heard complaints that it is too similar to Episode IV, but I think it’s a smart choice – it caters to fans of the originals while ushering in a new generation at the same time.

My only quibble is Adam Driver as the bad guy. He’s too cute to be the new Darth Vader. But, depending on his arc over the trilogy, he may turn out OK. We’ll see. Still, what’s with the casting of these young hipster actors as sci-fi villains anyway? Like Jesse Einsenberg as Lex Luthor, WTF?

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Sweatshirt & Jeans: local shops, Scarf: Icing, Boots: Hush Puppies

3 Comments on “Weekly Capsule 52.1: Come To The Dark Side”

  1. Kezzie says:

    I’m so glad you loved it (and ha ha, you totally, totally, totally have to come to my current blog post (entitled “May the force be with you!”) as I am the outfit opposition to your Kylo Ren! I am the rebellion!!!!
    You look really cool in this and I agree with your- it IS similar to Episode IV but that is great- it does open it up to a new generation!!!!!
    I agree about Kylo Ren, he didn’t look scary with that big mop of hair- he reaaaaaaaaaaaaaally looks like this artsy-fartsy interior Designer in the Uk called Lawrence Llewelyn Bowen. Daisy Ridley was great though and I was so happy to see Mark Hamill at the end!!!

    • Salazar says:

      Haha, he does look like that Bowen guy. I only know him as Adam from “Girls”, so there was a distinct sense of anti-climax when Kylo Ren took his mask off. But I think his character is supposed to look young and vulnerable and not-at-all scary, that’s why they unmask him so early on (as opposed to Darth Vader who doesn’t get his mask off until the very end).

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