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Million Dollar Movie


I was six years old when Star Wars came out. My father took my brother and me to see it. A few years later, my parents split up before The Empire Strikes Back was released. It was the first time I went to see a movie more than once; by the end of the summer, I’d seen it seven times. I don’t remember how many times I saw Return of the Jedi–what I remember more vividly was a friend of mine who had a promotional poster for Revenge of the Jedi. And oh, how I coveted that–a rarity.

Later, I saw the next three Star Wars movies and I don’t remember anything about them. This routine from Patton Oswalt sums it up.

Now, we’ve got a new Star Wars movie and I bet it’s pretty good. But I just don’t have a strong urge to see it. No offense to anyone who is jazzed about it, of course. Good for them. I just don’t really get the fascination anymore.

If any of you have seen it let us know how it is. Meanwhile, check out this good profile of George Lucas. 


1 Ara Just Fair   ~  Dec 19, 2015 12:08 pm

My wife got tix to see it an an IMAX theater in 3 weeks. I am pretty psyched. I've only seen one other movie in such a theater and that was 20 years ago. Early reviews seem pretty good but I'm trying to pay no mind because I want to know as little as possible going in. I'll never forgot my long passed Grandpa sleeping through Empire Strikes Back when he took me when I was 5. I kept looking at him thinking, "how is missing this?"

2 rbj   ~  Dec 19, 2015 3:15 pm

Took us about a month to see the original, the lines were that long, even in Middletown, NY.

3 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Dec 19, 2015 3:36 pm

I loved it. Found it thrilling. It wasn't a great film or anything, but a perfectly capable one and with more than enough fan service to right the ship following the prequel abominations.

The Millennium Falcon alone was worth the price of admission.

4 Chyll Will   ~  Dec 20, 2015 5:04 pm

[3] Yes, go see it. You don't have to be a fan of any of the movies; you can even be a hater and still like watching it. You won't regret it.

5 Alex Belth   ~  Dec 21, 2015 10:39 am

4) Nice!

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