I am carrying around my ticket for the premiere in my hometown cinema already for over a month;
I hope I can be there (and not being forced to be on business travel; things are not looking good :-()
as an all-time science fiction fan (reading ye olde Heinlein, Asimov, Clarke and cs) from since I can remember, StarWars has always had a special place in my heart (especially ESB);
my love for classical music started with John Williams (since then I have wandered off into Bach, but that's another story);
I hope Disney and Abrahams do not mess it up too much
and I am really looking forward to seeing the old Han Solo, Leia and Luke
so, back to the question: who's looking forward to see their childhood memories being sold to big bucks and optimized marketing strategies?
I typically go to the cinema to see one movie a year, mid-afternoon on Christmas Day. The new Star Wars will fit nicely into those plans this year. By then, the initial hype should have quieted a bit. I remember standing in line back in 1977 to see the original film multiple times. At least one theater nearby ran Star Wars for over a year. That would never happen today.
I haven't gone to cinema's in the last ten years, until a few weeks ago to see "The Martian" ( I typically don't like "Mutt Deemon", but he did a fantastic job in this movie), to check how "nowadays" 3D work (and to see how my brain processes it);
WOW, I will go to the movies more often, it is astonishing how well 3D works nowadays
I am REALLY looking forward to seeing SW in 3D
(and, btw, if you haven't seen it yet: go see The Martian: it is fabulous!)
I do love science, but not-sci-fi...give me a documentary instead. I did see the first Star Wars and it was good, but I'm probably one of the few that will pass on this one. With that said, I can appreciate the hype around this one and respect the amount of followers excited about the film.