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03 January 2016 @ 03:54 pm
That Star Wars Movie  
I've been wanting to post since I saw it, but wanted to be less emotional. Now it's been a few weeks, I'm giving it a try.

I am so angry!! I loved the movie, even with third generation of whiny Skywalker brat, and I'd gone in spoiler free, so felt totally sandbagged at what happened. They killed Han. I started to cry, and I didn't stop till the movie was over. I don't know where fandom hangs out these days, but all I heard from people was how awesome the movie was. Am I the only one who was/is upset? I remember how angry fandom was when they killed Richie, over 'Last Knight', so many other instances. I thought there'd be some reaction. Maybe I don't know where those places are, but I feel totally alone in this. I don't ever want to see the movie again, and I'm not sure I want to see the sequels. I wish Han hadn't even been in the movie if that was going to be the outcome. I was so excited, as I was watching, that this was the sequel I'd been waiting for for so many years. Boy, I feel stupid. If you loved the movie, that's fine, I just needed to vent. I've been bottling it up, and just had to finally let it out. Nin has a theory about Han not actually being dead, but I don't want to get my hopes up, because I, at this point, am coming to believe you can't go back. Star Wars was a huge part of my teenage/twenties, and I think that's all I get.

Yeah, not less emotional.

(I even did a private post testing the cut, so I didn't screw it up)

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Valerie - Postmodern Pollyanna: sw sillywiliqueen on January 4th, 2016 01:13 am (UTC)
I bawled my eyes out twice so far, and fully expect to do so again.

I don't know if it helps, but here's where I stand with it: There's what someone already mentioned about how likely it is that Harrison only agreed to do one, but also... they can't ask him to keep doing that stuff, but Han doesn't know how not to. He'd just keep doing it until his body refused to do it anymore and got him killed, probably in a far more ignominious fashion.

He went out trying to save his family. Even if we don't know much about what happened, I feel like I got enough from Han and Leia for the sacrifice to make sense.

It probably doesn't help, I know; you feel how you feel, and you have all my hugs. <3
Ithithildyn on January 4th, 2016 01:15 am (UTC)
Thanks :)
Valerie - Postmodern Pollyannawiliqueen on January 6th, 2016 01:18 am (UTC)
You're welcome.

Also, you might appreciate this piece on io9. (I do think this person is overselling it a bit -- I get the impression they got a goodly amount of "happy ending" time before everything went south -- but I get the sentiment anyway.)

Edited at 2016-01-06 01:19 am (UTC)
Ith: Art - 100 Acre Woodithildyn on January 9th, 2016 06:51 pm (UTC)