If your'e a Star Wars fan like me then you will probably have already seen the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens or are planning to.
I saw it yesterday with a friend in the morning, when the cinema wasn't full of kids on their Christmas break. It was the 10.30 am showing.
Owing to our excitement we even watched all the adverts this time, which we usually avoid as they take up a good 20 minutes. The trailers for Captain America Civil War and Batman V Superman looked really good.
And so, with bags of sweets in our clammy hands 1977-style, we went to the main event, the seventh film in the galactic behemoth that is Star Wars. Now in the sweaty hands of Disney, we waited with trepidation. Could anyone other than Lucas Films pull this off?
JJ Abrams was at the helm and this gave us some comfort because he did such a fantastic job of the Star Trek re-boot a few years back. If he could handle that particular icon with such reverence and verve then he might just manage it with this one!
Being a Disney film there was no Twentieth Century Fox banner before the film. I missed it a lot but was it a bad omen?
The film was everything that me and my friend wanted it to be..... and more. From the moment the back story rolled slowly across the screen in the classic way accompanied by John Williams' iconic opening notes, we knew we were safe.
The confusion we harboured about the last three prequels was swept away like Hoth air as we were blasted, this time, into the Star Wars future.
When the first ship filled the screen we wept. Star Wars had come home!
[impressions of the film welcomed but please keep them spoiler free!]