PETALING JAYA – The Star Wars movie fever is rapidly escalating with numerous activities conducted by hardcore fans of the Hollywood science fiction genre.
In conjunction with the nationwide screening of the long-awaited film’s seventh episode, ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, simultaneously tomorrow, more than 200 members of the Star Wars Malaysia Fan Club (SWMFC) opted to camp for two days at the TGV Sunway Pyramid here, beginning today.
In fact, many of the club members were willing to take leave from work just to watch the six earlier episodes of the film, other than donning the costumes of the characters of the films at the SWMFC Machete Screening and Premiere.
Its project director, Sanjiv Indran said they had planned to hold the event since early this year despite not knowing the actual date of the screening of the box office film in Malaysia.
“As fans, we have waited for this episode for 10 years. So, definitely, we are excited at the prospect of viewing the seventh episode and want to be the earliest to watch it,” he told Bernama here.
A loyal fan since she was 15, Nornadiana Dzulkarnain said she opted not to watch the trailer to make it more suspenseful to watch the film.
“I hope for good developments of all the new characters introduced by Star Wars, especially the antagonistic character, Kylo Ren,” said the 26-year-old excitedly.
For Azwar, 40, he was impatient to find out what had happened to the characters, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo as they were the main attractions in the original triology of the film.
“Are they already married? Has the Dark Side a wicked descendent? I can’t wait to find out,” he said when asked his expectation of the latest episode.
Meanwhile, racheting up the excitement of the fans, there were many promotions related to Star Wars which were carried out, including those by TGV Cinema, Subway and Nestle which offered a free edition for the purchase of toys.
One Utama, Mid Valley, IOI and many more shopping centres are also holding exhibitions related to the characters and the film which was first made in 1977. – BERNAMA