Amidst all the holiday hoopla, I found some time to go see Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Monday. I went to a 2:30 p.m. showing, got there 45 minutes early, and still found myself at the end of a very long line. There were some stragglers who came in behind us, but it was a jam-packed auditorium after another 15 minutes. For some reason, there were a couple drunk guys next to me. They were entertaining, but being drunk by 1:45 p.m. on a Monday takes a special kind of dedication.
Hit the jump (only if you’re okay with SPOILERS). I have avoided all written reviews and discussion of the movie so I wouldn’t spoil it for myself, so I apologize if some of this material has been discussed ad nauseum by now.