Daisy Ridley as Rey

A Rey of Hope for Star Wars, Amirite???

Last night I saw Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens at Disney Springs and experienced first hand why it’s receiving so much praise.

The effects are as strong as the story, the characters are interesting and fresh, and the future of Star Wars looks extremely bright.

However, when the movie began, I misheard our heroine and thought for a moment that Disney named their lead character “amirite” as in “Am I Right?” The popular phrase seen in internet memes and on various message boards. Quite off putting to say the least.

But as the story went on and I realized what she had said to Finn was, “I am Rey”, I could not help thinking “amirite” may have been more fitting.

She’s awesome, amirite?
She whooped two storm troopers essentially using a big stick, amirite?
She flew the Millennium Falcon without ever flying a ship in practice before, amirite?
She could’ve destroyed Kylo Ren, the baddest villain, the first time she picked up a light saber, amirite?
No matter which name you choose, there’s no denying this girl is going places.
I cannot wait to see how her story unfolds in the episodes to come.


Sydney is a 21 year old Disney loving graduate of Louisiana State University, the founder of MouseTeens,and an alumnus of the Disney College Program, Fall 2015.
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