Friday, May 20, 2005

Luke, I am your father...

We went to see Star Wars Episode III last night. Opening night. Sure did.

I really loved Star Wars as a kid. I was pretty traumatized by the whole Jar Jar Binks thing, though. Episode III was certainly the best of the three "new" movies.

Movies have always been a big part of my life, but for the last few years I have seen tons of kid flicks and extremely few grown-up movies. I can rent 'em, I know, but don't get me started on that. Certainly you can enjoy a movie in the comfort of your own home, but you will never recreate the collective solitude of the theatre experience. If it is a movie worth seeing, its worth seeing right.

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, Jackson and I discovered that we are real grown-ups and if we want to go see a movie on a school night, then by-God, we can! So we now have a weekly appointment (sans kid) with the local cinema.

It was a small crowd, although anything more than three is an above average mid-week crowd. There were a couple of families with their kids, but it was mostly people my parent's age. I found that odd. Where are all the people my age - the kids who grew up on this mythology? Didn't it become an ingrained part of their moral development? Didn't they accept that there is a connectivity to the entire universe and everything in it? Didn't they understand that your sixth grade English teach who used to complain because they didn't use any capital letters in the credits on Matlock was just an unwitting pawn of the dark side? Didn't their dad's preach sermons about the theology of Star Wars when they were kids? Or was that just me?

Oh, well. The movie was good. Not great, but good. Good enough that when we left, in the dark, and I shifted the truck into gear and pulled out on the highway, I could pretend that it was my own X-wing fighter.


And I flew it all the way home.

14 comments:

Headless-on-Naboo said...

Yay me too!! I went too on opening nite! Yay us! Yay Star Wars! Yay the Force is with us!

Headless-on-Naboo said...

Agh! Why didn't my name show up?!

ha hmm...

Let's try again...

Yay Star Wars! Yay the Force is with us!

Headless-on-Naboo said...

What's happening? Ok, the is Headless...I'm not going to try to post again...

madgirl said...

im hopin to go this weekend man :))

flyin home
how cool is that :)

take care eh?

love maddy

Headless said...

OHMYGOSH - it DID sign my name, but it wasn't showing up I SWEAR! I feel dumb now...(so I'll post AGAIN?)

SpookyRach said...

Hey, Topically Headless -

Your names have been cracking my up all over the internet. And rest assured, I can see your name.

Rach

Captainwow said...

Creatively writing about Star Wars you have been. Seen it yet I have not.
Lucky you are that on Star Wars Preachers did Preach. AGAINST Star Wars did my preachers preach. MOVIES BAD. DANCING BAD. PLAYING CARDS BAD. So now - movies I go to ALL THE TIME!
-Yoda

SpookyRach said...

Rock do you, Captain Wow.

The force is strong with this small, tourquoise-y blue one.

SpookyRach said...

Geeze! Comments really needs a spell checker.

Listen to 6th grade English teacher I did not. Spell bad I do.

Headless-cool I am-not said...

cool as you two, wish i were...

reverendmother said...

Hilarious, CaptainWow!

This is along the lines of your mid-week movie watching--R and I are going to play hooky from work and go see it on Monday (when child care is in effect).

SpookyRach said...

Good plan, reverendmother. I will be back in your neck of the woods - Huntsville - this week. Guess Jackson and I will have to see seperate movies!

The.HEMI.Queen said...

We saw Episode III this morning. Funny, how Jar Jar Binks can scar us for life, but our kids love him. I prefer much the original movies over the new movies anyday. However, I was pleased pleasantly by Episode III, yes indeed I was.

Darth Vader was in our theater this morning when the movie was over. Carli loved that. We also got to check out the DLP version for the first time. It was an extremely crisp and clear picture but overall I didn't notice too many differences. Maybe I need to go watch it again on regular film. Ohh darn, to think I'll have to watch it again.

Kim said...

DH & I took the day off work & pulled the kids out of school Thursday! We're big SW fans! :o)

Loved the movie--how they pulled it all together was beautiful. No happy ending, but we all knew that going in. Oh, and I kind of like Jar-Jar...he's just "fun" & "silly"...maybe that's just me.

Headless clued me in to your blog...I'm enjoying it! :o)