Students show off their Star Wars merchandise in excitement for the upcoming movie.//Katherine Canillas

Students show off their Star Wars merchandise in excitement for the upcoming movie.//Katherine Canillas

By Katherine Canillas, Contributing Writer

Friday December 18, the date is saved by Star Wars fans that have anxiously waited 10 years since the last episode, Revenge of the Sith (2005). How have faithful followers and surely soon-to-be new generational fans come to prepare for Star Wars: The Force Awakens?
Luckily, BCC has some pretty serious fanboys that were pleased to share their intellect and how they have been handling all the anticipation so far.
Proud fans, Alex Maria and Eric Joseph, were the go-to people, happy enough to share what they think.
Joseph is so thrilled that he can feel the sensation throughout his body, “I’m so excited… I’m like shaking… I’m also excited about the director [J. J. Abrams] because he directed the newer Star Trek films, which I like because they felt like Star Wars and we got somebody who loves Star Wars and is finally making a Star Wars movie. So I feel like it’s probably going to have more of a feel of the original films than with the prequels.”
Maria relates, “I’m excited too, I’m recently getting into it now… Because I do know the films and I have somewhat grew up with them, but now I’m revisiting them.”
Fans everywhere are going crazy for new and old characters like the Scavenger Rey, portrayed by Daisy Ridley; the return of Harrison Ford, of course, as the brave Han Solo; the fierce General Leia Organa played by Carrie Fisher; Anthony Daniels who plays C-P30 in all films including cartoon series, and various other recognizable characters.
Joseph shares his thoughts on the new actors, “I think they’re nice people [the actors] … from interviews, their attitude, like John Boyega plays one of the new characters. He just seems so into it, like he’s so excited about it,” he says as Maria nods her head in agreement. “So I feel that’s the attitude that we need, they have a lot of passion.”
Excitement is also being met with some doubt as well, as,Joseph expresses differing feelings about whether he thinks the movie will turn out to be all it’s hyped up to be, or not,“well I’m hoping that it’s not bad, obviously,” he says. But he wants to prepare for the worst in case it is bad, “I have all this excitement and [what if] it just doesn’t turn out right?”
To Phil Contrino, a box-office analyst, it’s second nature to him to know how well the film will be, he predicts that, “it’s in the same spot as Avatar, which played and played. Force Awakens will hit $1 billion without blinking. If it’s really good, it could cross $2 billion,” he told the Hollywood Reporter according to CINEMABLEND.
“My biggest complaint on the hype: too many trailers and commercials. Three trailers were fine, but now that there are so many commercials revealing so much footage, I feel like we’re going to know the entire movie before we even know what the plot is,” Joseph said.
The Torch asked, has this sensation been overhyped by the audience and production? “I think there is a lot of overhype because it is the first film in 10 years… But then again it is well deserved, it’s Star Wars…” said Alex.
The placement of the movie was smart because we can correlate the wholesome film with the joyous holiday season. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a feature film for the family to lighten spirits and will bring people together for the holiday season, and undoubtedly, will end 2015 with a bang.