I’ve never watched any of the ‘original’ Star Wars movies. Ever. No desire to do so. That said, I really did want to see the new JJ Abrams incarnation of Star Wars. Not really because I like JJ, look at what he did to the Star Trek Reboot, but because the fans seemed so very very excited about this movie. And I happen to enjoy space fighting. 🙂 (I’m an original Star Trek fan).
I waited a neat month before finding a friend to go see the film with. In that time I was fortunate enough to be exposed to excellent reviews from my favorite podcasts, and exuberant fan-ing in my Tumblr feed. As well as, a lot of John Boyega fans/interviews/pic spams.
I may have been more happy to see the actors doing their thing, knowing what little I can know about their process in creating the movie that I was about the actual storyline. Disappointing Ben. But I know have another OT3 in Finn/Poe/Rey.