Tonight is the big night, when I, and millions of other people, get to finally see Star Wars Episode 7. I’m very excited to see this world come to life again, and I’m happy that most of the reviews I’ve seen so far have been positive.

Needless to say, I won’t make it in time for a review today, so I figured I’d put something here about anticipation. The Force Awakens has been an incredibly interesting social phenomenon to watch. I don’t think there has been a movie that people have been this excited about in the history of movies. The pre-sales have blown away all records, and my news feed as been a veritable smorgasbord of Star Wars news.

As I mentioned, thankfully the initial reviews have been on the positive side. I would hate to think what would happen to all of this geek anticipation if the movie tanked. I’ll be happy to see it tonight and judge for myself. Either way, it’ll be fun to spend some time in a universe that was such a big part of my childhood years.