Number 15. on “THE LIST “ was “Watch the Star Wars trilogy all in one sitting – never seen them, never really wanted to, but I think I might understand men a little better if I do…”
This has been interesting item to check off the list. I’m not sure if it actually is helping me understand men better. Some maybe; I finally get all the cheesy jokes my dad has been making by entire life.
Its also a little more complicated. I was corrected in that there are not 3 movies – but 6. Therefore its taking a little longer than I thought. I did not make it through all of them in one sitting. I barely made it through the 1st two, but luckily I have a friend, G, who is helping to help guide me through this VERY INTENSE process. Sunday night we watched the first two – which are actually 4&5 our of 6… Its all really complicated and there is a ton of vocabulary that you need to know to understand what is going on.
So – To help out others like myself I have decided to create a watching guide as I go titled:
“Tips for watching Star Wars for people who aren’t interested in Star Wars.”
#1. There are 6 movies. The first three were made in 1977, 1980, and 1983. Then in 1999 – they decided to go “BACK” in time and make three more movies to tell the story of Darth Vader becoming a bad guy (because people were probably really confused). Then apparently they have changed the names of these movies a couple of times.
- Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, 1977 film, originally released as Star Wars
- Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, 1980 film, sequel to Star Wars, originally titled The Empire Strikes Back
- Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, 1983 film, sequel to The Empire Strikes Back, originally titled Revenge of the Jedi
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, 1999 film, set prior to the events of the film Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
- Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, 2002 film, sequel to The Phantom Menace
- Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, 2005 film, sequel to Attack of the Clone
Also there are rumors that they are making another one… greeaaaaaaaaaaaat.
And these are the bad guys (I’ve only watched two so I don’t know what all of these are – I just literally googled “bad guys star wars”):
#3. This takes place in the future in an imaginary solar system that looks like actual space but there are more planets and people and weird things that aren’t people – like this.
#4. Sand People aren’t people – apparently the writers forgot to go back and give them a name like wookie.
#5. The force is basically magic. And I clearly need it for this:
#6. The whiney guy at the beginning, Luke Skywalker, is actually the “hero” so don’t make fun of him if you are watching with a die hard fan. They will take it personally.
#8. The special effects and graphics and costumes are actually pretty impressive for that time. Maybe that is because I am watching the fancy enhanced BluRay versions…
#9. There is a scene in the 1st one (4th one – whatever) that is known as the “cantina scene” – this is what bars actually look like after 2am. I have just discovered this recently since I gave up drinking for lent – trust me, its scary and I don’t recommend it.
ok – that’s all for now… more to come when I finish watching!