As we said in the podcast, there’s no need to spend you money on the hard copy of the magazine, you’re not going to learn any more about The Force Awakens than what’s already been revealed in the links we shared from the Vanity Fair website earlier this week. In fact, we’ve got all the links here for you! So please, save your five bucks – read it at your local library, or just stand at the magazine rack of your local Barnes & Noble or whatever passes for a newsstand near you, and read it right there without buying it.
Aside from having nothing new and interesting of note beyond what’s already on their website, it’s also one of the most poorly written articles on the movie. More column inches are spent on Jar Jar than on the history of the first six movies. The majority of the piece rehashes the 2012 sale of Lucasfilm to Disney, and includes such dour bon-mots as, “The Force Awakens may yet turn out to be lousy, but moviegoers – and Disney shareholders – should be heartened that it is being made in an appropriately imaginative and playful spirit.” Really, Vanity Fair? Sheesh. You publish heavy-breathing prose about England’s royal family despite being an American magazine, do you think Star Wars is somehow beneath you?
Thanks to the article’s writer, Bruce Handy, for doing what I thought might be impossible – he’s actually managed to dull my excitement for the movie. An astounding feat, to be sure!
So just check out these links, and skip Handy’s downer of an article:
Trivia Time!Test your knowledge of the Star Wars universe!
Yesterday’s answer: Dagobah
Today’s question: What creatures are easily startled, but quickly come back in greater numbers?