Guys, Netflix has SO much awesome stuff right now. I have already talked to you about my love for Moana (well, the boys love it too, but mine is a deeper kind of love. I’m in a serious relationship with the song “You’re Welcome.” It especially makes me happy when the occasion merits an actual “You’re welcome” and I get to break into song. My children so love this. It’s like when they fight and I start with the “Let it Go” business. Big showstopper, that one.)
And then, there’s Sing, and I’m humming, “I’m Still Standing” on the daily as well. It’s a good Mom song. By about five pm, we moms all feel a bit triumphant that we’re still vertical.
There’s so much singing going on over here. I’m a regular Julie Andrews, I tell you. But, shouting “I’m SHINY!!” tends not bring my children in concert with me, with matching outfits and Austrian accents. In fact, most times when I start crooning they sort of sidle away with a pained expression, muttering, “Always with the singing.” But, you know, one day they might join me and we will enter a contest and climb some mountains to flee the Nazis. Don’t even get me started on this possibility.
Anyhow. This month, I am going to give you a non-singing option to dial up for movie night because OH MY GOODNESS IT IS REALLY GOOD.
I am a total Star Wars snob, ok? The first rule of Star Wars is that we don’t talk about the Star Wars prequels. When Jar Jar speaks we turn away.
And, we actually straight up sobbed in the theater when Han died. (By “we” I do mean me – but third person sounds cooler.) My husband actually had to put his arm around me. And then, I couldn’t speak of it for two days afterwards.
Trust me, the Star Wars is strong with this one.
So, when Rogue One came out, as a “Star Wars story,” I was skeptical. Would it just be another weak CGI’d mess with whiny characters and costumes that are more interesting than the actors? (Yes, Princess Ami-blah blah. Your hair was better than your acting).
Rogue One is so good. It’s sooooo good. It has STUFF in it that just… is SO GOOD.
Is that not a really good review? “It is so good!” They should have used this in their press release:
The hubs and I had a movie night. There was popcorn. A blind guy took down nearly twenty storm troopers because he can.
A robot stole all the best lines.
And then, there is Vader.
Chills. People. He’s in there. I might have squealed a little.
The movie has lots of neato Easter egg for the nerds who are always on the prowl about this sort of thing. Not me, of course.
But… doesn’t this look familiar?? I mean, HOW COOL IS THAT! (tiny nerd squeak)
I’m gonna tell it to you true – the good guys get hit hard in this movie. Rogue One has really intense battle scenes and some hard moments when the good guys sacrifice their lives. It’s a hard message. Love, bravery, sacrifice, family, courage. Truth. War. Faith. It’s all in there.
But, the good guys keep trying. They keep fighting the darkness, even when the odds are very high that they won’t make it. Very high.
As a mother of two boys in 2017? I need this message. I really, really do.
Save the rebellion.
Save the dream.