Hey ya'll. Long time no talk. But here I am. In desperate need of your help. I'm finding it very hard to temper my expectations for The Last Jedi. Let's start with what we know: The trailer is a thing of beauty. It has 36 million views on the Star Wars YouTube channel alone and I'm sure 35 million of them come from me. Lucasfilm - a company that has fired more directors than it has hired - just gave Rian Johnson full control of a completely new Star Wars trilogy. They obviously have faith in him after TLJ. In addition, they wanted him to do episode 9! Kathleen Kennedy said of Johnson: "He’s a creative force, and watching him craft The Last Jedi from start to finish was one of the great joys of my career." This is a woman who has revived Star Wars with JJ Abrams. She produced Schindler's List, Back to the Future, and Jurassic Park. Yet watching Episode 8 come to life was a "great joy." Bob Iger - a man who is worth more than I will probably make in a lifetime - has taken time to see the movie multiple times. How good does a movie have to be for a guy who makes roughly $1000 per hour to watch it several times? Star Wars is not my favorite Disney property. Don't get me wrong, I like it. I have all 6. (Waiting to buy the new trilogy all together.) But I've never read a comic, or even watched the TV shows. And yet, here I am. The most excited I've been for a movie probably since Inside Out. (Another movie that didn't disappoint). Now, half of this could just be lip service and I get that. But I still find myself getting excited. The problem with excitement is that you can almost certainly set expectations so high that no movie can ever meet them. That's where you come in. I need someone to talk me down. What am I not considering? What should I be nervous about? Or am I right to totally expect this movie to blow away everything else. Help me disboards. You're my only hope.