Okay, so I’m fond of random titles 🙂
Does anyone else have random Star Wars quotes running through their head entirely too often? I’m surely the only 37, nearly 38, year old Volvo driving mom with two kids and no deep seated addiction to SciFi or Star Trek that runs around quoting Star Wars.
Right? “Mos Eisley, you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villany. We must be cautious.”
“We’ll be careful. YOU’LL BE DEAD!”
“Situation normal….It was a boring conversation anyway. LUKE WE’RE GONNA HAVE COMPANY!”
And speaking of….I was laying in bed yesterday, not feeling so perky (flu, ugh!), when Hayley came in and started yammering about some Star Wars box set and it hit me – next year, Star Wars, THIRTY YEARS!. I would very nearly drop a potty word right about HERE. I mean, that’s a long stinkin’ time. I remember when I saw it the first time in the theatre…a drive in with Mom & Dad. I fell asleep.
The next time Mom and Dolores took us to the theatre in downtown Seattle. HUGE. The line was HUGE. Everything was HUGE. Including Darth Vader’s light saber. My seat was such crap that it had this huge CURVE on it…It was the bendy saber.
Then we moved from Seattle to Yakima and I saw it another 15 or so times at the Mercy 6 Plex in Union Gap. SEVENTEEN TIMES in the theatre. Is there any movie today you would see SEVENTEEN TIMES in the theatre? I think I finally stopped only because it left the theatre. I made do with Indiana Jones and Superman and TRON and Disney’s super lame-o Black Hole. Then I spent my Saturdays at the arcade in the mall next to the theatre, bidding my time. We didn’t get a new Star Wars movie EVERY YEAR like Harry Potter. It was every THREE YEARS. An eternity.
THEN The Empire Strikes Back came out. Princess Leia was a little too skinny, Luke was a little too whiny and Yoda annoyed the shit out of me. BUT Han Solo? Zowie. He made the entire film the Very Best Star Wars Movie Ever.
And then???? Then they came out with that utter abomination. Return of the Jedi. I remember reading fanzines – it was going to be Revenge of the Jedi. Return? What the heck?
And what is UP with all the Teddy Bears? Jumping up and down. Roar. I mean REALLY ROAR. I waited THREE YEARS for THIS???? I was so utterly bummed out. Where were the funky English actors? I mean, did the universe totally turn into Muppet Land? In just 3 years? I mean, last time I checked the Death Star was full of English extras – NOT MUPPETS. I saw that thing ONCE in the theatre. It didn’t help that Luke was EXTRA whiny, Leia was scrawny and in a BIKINI – shame on you George Lucas, and Han? Well, Han just wasn’t the same. How could he hang with all those Teddy Bears? Whiny Luke? Scrawny Leia who seemed completely oblivious to the fact that she was second fiddle to MUPPETS?
So I quote Star Wars. And I wonder about this box set. It had BETTER BE the ORIGINAL MOVIES without George Lucas’ freaked out digital enhancements. Or I won’t be buying. Hmph!
Sometimes things are just fine they way they are. Not enhanced. Not digitized. Low budget. Actually. Dare I say. Most of the time 🙂
Okay, off to get my coffee and dig up a freebie – its been a few days 🙂