These Fans Freaking Out About John Boyega Is What Star Wars Is All About

John Boyega surprised fans at Star Wars Celebration and it’s delightful. Image: Omaze
John Boyega surprised fans at Star Wars Celebration and it’s delightful. Image: Omaze

Over a week has passed since Star Wars Celebration but some of the super cool happenings are still coming to light. This story of a young Jyn Erso, for example, as well as this video of John Boyega sneaking up and surprising fans. Check it out.

The video was done for Force for Change, a worthy charity that’s giving away some really great prizes. But more than that, seeing the pure joy (or terror) on the faces of those fans is why Star Wars is so popular. So few things touch people on such a personal level and you can truly tell that the quick moments each of these fans shared with Boyega, who was running around Celebration like a mad man, meant the world to these people.

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What do I mean about Boyega running around like a mad man? Well, check out this video at around 38:17. You’ll see yours truly at Star Wars Celebration, ready to break down the new trailer, only to be surprised by, well, you guessed it.

This guy just loves Star Wars and fans love him for it.

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“So few things touch people on such a personal level”

I get why young people were in awe and then completely fell in love with the original trilogy, but are people really touched on a personal level, by the new movies?

Why?

They’re fun, interesting, good looking, but they aren’t ground breaking anymore; they don’t transport you to a new world like A New Hope did for so many people.

Is it mob mentality that these people “should” be obsessed with Star Wars so they dive right in? To have people complain that Force Awakens was dull and just a rehashing of the original, it’s a huge leap to me that there are people on the opposite side of the spectrum that were “deeply touched.”

(I mean, c’mon, the black storm trooper guy called John Boyega “one of the first” black characters, which might be technically true, but I think he meant it as if he’s never seen Lando.)