Star Wars

Hundreds of fans gathered around the model X-Wing on Wednesday evening at the Wings Over The Rockies Museum to pay tribute to Carrie Fisher, who played the role of Princess Leia in the Star Wars movie series. People raised candles and lightsabers to honor the late actress. During the vigil, it was announced that Fisher’s mother, Debbie Reynolds, had died of a stroke

It’s a movie made by someone who loves “Star Wars” deeply. Someone who can see more clearly than even its creator what made it so special to so many people. Abrams has taken everything that we adore about that first film, delicately mixed up a few elements, and churned out a reverent homage that’s a heck of a lot of fun to watch.

“It’s wider and broader and deeper and covers more age ranges and is less gender specific than anything I have ever seen for ‘Star Wars,'” said Steve Sansweet, Lucasfilm’s former director of fan relations and Guinness world record holder for the largest collection of “Star Wars” memorabilia.