‘Star Wars’ fans feeling the Force


Sophomore Tommy Unger isn’t the only student waiting anxiously for the latest installment of the popular “Star Wars” franchise, “The Last Jedi,” but the founder and president of the school’s Star Wars Club will be among the first in line when the film opens locally tonight.  

“I’ve worn a different Star Wars shirt every day at school for the last week just as a way to show my excitement,” Unger said. “My family plans to leave right after school ends on Thursday to The Oaks so we can watch the movie.”

“The Last Jedi” picks up where 2015’s series reboot “The Force Awakens” left off. New protagonist Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of original Star Wars protagonist Luke Skywalker.

Freshman Julien Wakim said she doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about.

“I personally haven’t seen Star Wars yet, so I’m not really too excited for the premiere. I think I might watch the movie later, though, and if I like it, I’ll watch the other seven movies.” Wakim said.

“The Last Jedi” will open in Melbourne today with a 6 p.m. show at CinemaWorld and a 7 p.m. show at The Oaks.

By Mahmood Syed