Recently, I wrote a post about how I raised the boys on Bugs, Bond, Indy and Star Wars.
Here's my confession: Star Wars almost didn't happen.
When Star Wars was originally released, I didn't want to see it. Another weird science fiction thingy--right? But my friend really wanted to go and being the nice person I was, he persuaded me and we went.
Instantly, I was captivated. Words scrolled across the screen, telling a sort of prologue to the story. I'd never seen that before. And then the movie transported me to a planet where a young man was eager to go. To do. To Live. But he couldn't. Sympathy for his plight instantly overcame me and I was hooked.
I was hooked to the ending. Through fights and wars and yelling and electricity. I was hooked so much, that when I saw #2, I cried out when Han Solo was freezed. His "I know" and the look between him and Princess Leia was priceless.
And don't get me started on the "Luke, I'm your father" bit.
So I married and the boys came along and I introduced them to the magic of movies. They became hooked on Star Wars as well. Three other prequels were released, but didn't have the magic of the first two.
Now, a new one is coming in December. Several original cast members are returning. And I'm sharing the trailer with you. Enjoy!
Want to share how old you were when you first saw Star Wars?
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