It happened. After years and years of being embarrassed as a child and feeling like a sham as a self-proclaimed teen geek, it has happened. I finally saw Star Wars. Granted, I have only just begun the journey. I need to see the other five (don't worry, they are on my Netflix queue) and then I need to see them all a few times more and then maybe I will feel sufficiently satisfied.
WAIT. Hold the phone. There is some clarification needed. OF COURSE, I started with Episode IV. There is no other way. I just wanted to make sure everyone knows that I am a decent person, and not a complete imbecile, shut off from the world. I know things. More specifically, I know that there is no other way to experience the masterpiece that is Star Wars, WITHOUT going Episode IV, V, VI and then I, II, III. I am not crazy. I know these things.
There is pretty much just one word for how I feel about this experience. Epic. My roommate and best friend, Mastin, is a mega-fan. Pretty much the first second he moved in, he discovered that I had not seen them, and we immediately made plans to watch them together. Granted, it took us so fricking long to follow through, but we did and it was glorious. He made his signature coconut oil popcorn and we turned off the lights and slid in the DVD. It was an amazing experience and I can't wait for the next five, especially since I have heard from multiple trusted sources that the next one, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, is the very best. I am so flipping psyched.
Okay, I will calm down now and follow my normal review structure.
I haven't fully digested the glory of it, and it was so much to take in at once, so I will not go too deep into the category. I need to watch it again to grasp it all. That being said, it is a beautiful movie. I think my favorite shot, or at least the one that stood out the most to me, was the sunset with the two moons, planets, stars, whatever. I am not actually what they were specifically, but it was beautiful to look at.
I just love how it's so old and vintage-looking. The special effects are obviously not very good compared to today, but it doesn't matter! I wasn't even thinking about it. Like when they blow up Alderon (I am pretty sure I spelled that wrong), the effects are not so great, but it is still awe-inspiring and monumental.
I feel inadequate claiming to review the story of Star Wars. I will just say that I enjoyed it immensely. I am still in a state of awe, and once I get the whole package, I will sit back and study each piece individually.
Amazing, duh. Mark Hamill is so adorable and sweet, I cannot even take it. Carrie Fisher is so hot and sassy and awesome. Harrison Ford is such a good actor and ahh, just so fabulous. Alec Guiness was so classy. I just want to have him as my grandpa. Anthony Daniels is fricking hilarious. C3PO was one of my favorite parts of the movie. His relationship with R2D2 was just awesome. I love how their bond is so real and moving and funny and sweet, when they are both droids, and one of them doesn't even talk. I feel that I am too inferior to even describe James Earl Jones. Legend. When I go to New York, I am gonna try to see the new play version of Driving Miss Daisy, starring--you guessed it--James Earl Jones and also Vanessa Redgrave. I can't wait to see everyone in all the other movies.
Epic. So funny and moving and sweet and catchy and just--ahh. I have nothing else to say on that front.
Definitely not qualified to write on this yet. But the 1/6 of the package that I saw was fabulous. I finally feel like I can take my place in the world. I am part of the club that includes basically everyone ever born.
Oh, the glory of marketing and the artistic freedom of drawing. Luke and Leia look extra sizzling in this fabulous poster.
See ya on the other side of the saga!