Upcoming Adventure: The Force Within Us

Today, I received my collector’s edition of the Star Wars documentary: The Force Within Us. This documentary was created by film maker, Chris Macht, with the help of his crew and supporters through various fundraising campaigns. I missed on in participating in either the fundraising campaigns and meeting the crew at Star Wars Celebration VI. However, the description from the film’s website convinced me to give it a try:

The Force Within Us, the sequel to the highly acclaimed and sold out documentary “The Force Among Us”, takes us deeper into the Star Wars experience than just the obsession of collectibles and costuming. Exploring how and why this epic saga has the ability to possess and alter lives, “The Force Within Us” centers on Star Wars as a catalyst for spiritual rebirth… finding personal meaning in life… and inspiring positive change.

Filmmaker Cris Macht takes you on a journey revealing that Star Wars is more than just another sci-fi film to watch or convention to attend. It exposes personal connections that are developed through the sagas good versus evil storyline, and the hope that good ultimately triumphs in our world as well as in a galaxy far, far away. Also featured are thought provoking stories from Star Wars celebrities and how being a part of the phenomenon has changed their lives. Familiar Star Wars locations, like the Death Valley (Tatooine) and the Redwood Forest (Endor), add to the deep, emotional journey that is “The Force Within Us.”

The part of the description that convinced me to purchase it was the quote in Italics above. I really wanted to see how Star Wars and it’s fans find personal meaning in life AND inspire positive change. It also helped that the price of the documentary was well within my budget and came with a few bonus items as well! Below is the picture of the DVD and the bonus items that came with the low price of $19.80 plus shipping & handling:

Pictured are:
– The Force Within Us DVD with artwork by Paul Bateman
– A small vial of “Tatooine” sand from Death Valley National Park
– 4 TFWU trading cards done in The Empire Strikes back colors also created by Paul Bateman.

As mentioned above, this film is actually part two of a documentary series. I did not see or purchase the first part. However, I understand that this film stand on it’s own, even if some of the stuff is a little dated due to recent events like George Lucas retiring, Disney buying LucasFilm, end of The Clone Wars as a weekly TV series, etc.

My plan is to view this documentary film over the weekend soon. Afterwards, I plan will post a complete review and what I will learned from it. Therefore, stay tuned and find out if it does or does not stand on it’s own!

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About Patty Hammond

I am a self proclaimed fangirl who is disguised as a mild mannered data analyst for an advertising firm. You can find me on Twitter as @pattybones2

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