Okay, the couch-flip moment was great on its own, and as far as 15 seconds of reaction video go, John Boyega's reaction to seeing himself as Finn in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, lighting up a lightsaber and getting ready to go toe-to-toe with Adam Driver's Kylo Ren, was pretty much perfect for Star Wars fans.
But seeing his entire video makes it even better. The actor posted it to his facebook page (without that instagram short-vid limitation), and he goes through the same emotions the rest of the fans did. There's wonder and awe, there are holy crap moments and hope and fear in his voice as he says "come on, Han." And then, there's that flip over the back of the couch "YES!" moment, punctuating it all.
FULL reaction to the Star Wars trailer!Posted by John Boyega on Wednesday, October 21, 2015
But perhaps the best of all of this is those last couple of seconds, when Boyega recovers, gives his friend a five and a hug, then steps back, acts like he's holding the lightsaber with both hands and emphatically says, "Come on, Kylo Ren."
Just think about how many little kids are doing that right now, how many will be doing that in two months, and try not to get emotional about it, too.