Chris here. As a child of the 80s I grew up watching Star Wars. I had an older cousin that donated all of his toys to me when I was little and I held them in my little hands as I watched the VHS copies of the original trilogy. Needless to say it had a pretty amazing impression on me. As the years went by, and my high school years came around, I skipped school to stand in line to be one of the first to watch Episode 1 in the theaters. Yes I was one of those guys standing out front of the theater with fake light sabers and using ‘Yoda talk’.
So let’s fast forward A LONG TIME to 2016. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been out for a while now, and all I want for my birthday is to see it before it goes out of the theaters. Well thank God for my birthday because off we went. Popcorn = check. Coke = check. Wife = check. Son = check. Parents = surprisingly check. Sushi before the movie = triple check!!! Annoying college students that it seems I always end up sitting near them or their annoying perfume infested grandmother so that I can hear their annoying conversations and smell the nauseating smells going on around them while I’m trying to watch the movie that I have been dying to see = infinity check! (Anyways, I’ll discuss theater etiquette in a later blog. 🙂 ) So the movie. Oh the movie. I laughed, I sighed, I cried, I said “what the crap?!?” all while trying not to turn around and slap the college kid who is cracking a beer behind my 11 year old son’s head. Sorry. I got side tracked again. So, just in case you are the 1 person in America who hasn’t seen the new Star Wars movie, I won’t delve into any spoiler alerts but I will just say that it is full of NERD JOY!!!! It is what I needed in another Star Wars movie. It almost made up for Star Wars: a kid goes Pod Racing, I mean Phantom Menace. Anyways. Now I’m sliding the MacBook to Daniel who is literally poking me with a pretend light saber from the Star Wars excitement that he is wanting to share.
Hello everyone this is me, Daniel. I admit that I did get my light saber from my toy box and started poking my dad with it. Hey, it was worth it in my own little way. So to get started, I watched my very first Star Wars movie when I was about 7 or 8 and it was The Phantom Menace. It is my favorite Star Wars movie for three reasons: #1: DARTH MAUL (when I was 7 or 8 I had a double sided, red lightsaber, a Darth Maul mask aaaaaaand… was outside EVERYDAY.) #2: QUI GON JIN (Honestly, I don’t know why I like Qui Gon Jin so much but I used to think and still do that Master Qui Gon Jin was and is awesome.) #3: C-3po “Human Cyborg Relations” (I like C-3po in the Phantom Menace even though he was not displayed much but sometimes he was pretty hilarious. Like the time C-3po and R2D2 first met and this conversation started and ended quickly “bleep, whiir, ding, whis, MY CIRCUITS ARE SHOWING, OH DEAR!”
While Star Wars has some of the most amazing characters; such as Darth Maul, and Qui Gon Jin that get killed as soon as they appear, some characters like Luke, Han Solo, and his trusty sidekick Chewy stay alive to the very end. Thats all from me guys. So see or should I say tell you later!
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