Malvern reacts to new Star Wars

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Tommy White

Who will be in front of the line on opening night – Malvern students or Maxwell Talbot?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is considered to be one of the most anticipated movies of the year. It is expected to make a lot of money at the box office and it probably will set many records. Many people have been going bonkers over this movie, especially within the Malvern community.

“I’m extremely excited for it,” junior Amir Webb said. “We’ve had to endure the prequels, so now I’m ready.”

“I’m really excited to see how they’re going to continue on the series,” senior Will Schaffer said. “I think it’s going to be a really exciting experience.”

In an email from Head of School Christian Talbot, his son Maxwell Talbot said, “I think they’re the best previews I’ve seen in awhile.”

It has been 10 years since the last Star Wars movie (Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith) came into theatres. Disney has decided to have the new movie in theatres over the holiday season to maximize its viewership.

“I’m really excited,” Talbot said. “I think J.J. Abrams has proven himself to be a great re-inventor of some franchises, so everything I have seen so far is encouraging.”

Talbot remembers the origins of the saga. “I was a little kid,” Christian Talbot said. “It was on TV, it came out when I was two years old.”

The movie is additionally anticipated by all ages.

“I think it’s going to be the best movie ever,” Maxwell Talbot said. “I’ve never seen one person in history with a three-bladed lightsaber.”

The original Star Wars saga was one of the greatest sagas in the history of film. Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace alone made $1,027,044,677 in the Worldwide Box Office.

“The first time I saw Star Wars, I jumped off the couch,” Maxwell said.

There are many lessons to be learned from Star Wars, and there are also many opinions on which lesson is the main lesson to be learned. If there is anything for sure, the Star Wars saga will live on in film and in people as well.

“I’ve learned that even though someone can turn to the Dark Side,” Maxwell said, “that same person can also turn back to the light.”