Karl and I went to the movies. We’re Star Wars buddies…always have been, always will be.
I’ve long been a Star Wars fan. I almost hate saying fan as I’ve enjoyed the movies, have made it a point to go to them when they came out but I can’t recite a bunch of facts about them like Karl can.
I started back with the original. In 1977, I begged and begged my mom to take me. Back then there was a theater in Albert Lea, Minnesota and that’s where we went. It was just me and mom and I laugh now thinking of my mom going. I’m sure she hated it and only went to appease me. I was a little spoiled like that.
I was in love with Hans Solo played by Harrison Ford. It started a long love of him and his movies for me. Back then I still had long hair and wanted my mom to fix it like Princess Leia. I went to the movies that followed this in the first trilogy. Back then, I thought that would be it. The three movies and done.
I was thrilled when they came out with the next set of three movies. I could share them with my boys…and boy oh, boy did they like them.
Now here I am 43 years later going to what is said to be the last movie. I won’t count that completely out though…They are a money maker for them. For now, I’m content saying it’s the last movie.
So did we like it???YES, of course we did. It’s hard if you’re a fan to not like it. I, of course, was so confused at how Carrie Fisher, who has died, was in the movie as much as she was. I know they did some filming before she died but it didn’t seem disjointed…and I thought she died mid filming.
Karl and I were both holding our breath when Chewbacca died in a explosion. Both of us looked at each other saying, “They can’t kill Chewy”. AH…I was so glad to have someone with me to mourn….
As we left the theater I was saying to Karl, I want to watch the whole series over again. I’m not like my boys and have seen all of the episodes several times. They can tell you all sorts of facts. I just need to see them to refresh, and relive the hype.
The movie was good but what I loved most is hanging with Karl. I’ve always supported his love of movies. Star Wars was one we both have enjoyed and I’m a little sad to say they are over. I would be lying if I didn’t say that I’m holding hope that they come out with something Star Wars related in about 10 years so we can share this movie going history with Carver, Scotty and the rest of the grand kids. I’ll always love the series for the way it allowed me to connect my childhood with the childhood of my boys. For that I’ll give it two GIANT thumbs up!!