Dude, chill out. I don't think anyone puts Star Wars into the major sci-fi category or mistakes it for Shakespeare. It's a fun cheesy simplistic film about the battle between good and evil and everyone in it is either all good or all bad, period. It's also a shameless montage of special effects which happen to usually be awesome. I for one plan to go within the first few days that it comes out and boo, cheer, and applaud loudly in key scenes. The NYT ran a super snooty article earlier this week on how Star Wars is not 'real' sci-fi and I wanted to gag. Some people just don't get it I guess.
Yeah, again, I believe we agree: They're exceptionally well done popcorn films, with a clearly delineated line between good and evil, special effects, etc., etc. What you said is just a different way of phrasing that.
I don't actually care much about the distinction between 'real' sci-fi and fantasy (although, interestingly, I have a friend who teaches a class on that at a public university. Your tax dollars at work.). If the final installment is as good as the first three were, then I'll go and probably enjoy it. However, if it's as bad as the fourth and fifth ones were said to be, then I probably won't bother. I have friends who will go see the movie no matter what, so I can just check in with them....
Simple Translation: You are not allowed to rip on Star Wars on this thread or Ana will hunt you down.
As for what to do in the coming days. Personally, I say drink and watch movies at the same time. However, you could also go hiking/biking in any of the nearby cool parks. At this point, I would try and do anything you haven't yet done in Tucson. ...Or you could just drive to Vegas.
Hrm, hiking and biking sounds good.
. I could hike, but don't have a bike at the moment.
Vegas: I don't think I have enough time, and I was just there for my 21st birthday. Good in theory though.
PS: I'm the youngest of three. It may or may not show.