I came home from my meeting this morning and needed to sit with my heating pad on, so I turned on the TV to see what was on and what should I find but the Star Wars marathon on Spike. I freakin LOVE LOVE LOVE the Star Wars trilogy. I'm talking about the original movies: Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. The others don't count as far as I'm concerned.
Star Wars came out in 1977 when I was 5 years old. It was the first movie I ever saw in the theater. I remember my parents taking me and my brother to see it one summer while we were at Emerald Isle, NC at the beach on vacation. We were camping at the Travel-Park there in our pop-up camper (anybody remember those things?) Anyway, my brother wasn't even 2 years old yet and even he remembers going to see it!!! It was so mind blowing for its time, plus the fact that I was only 5 at the time - it was just almost too much for my little brain to handle! Darth Vader scared the bejeesus out of me!! Killed Obi Wan though? What the hell? Dude!
When Empire Strikes Back came out, we all went to see it as well. Just as mind-blowing, but much sadder because of Han getting frozen and sent off to Jabba the Hut. It seemed that the bad guys had won. Darth Vader still scared the bejeesus out of me and he was more evil than ever because he cut off Luke's arm! But the shocker of all shockers - "Luke, I'm your father." WHAT??????????????????????
Then we had Return of the Jedi, as a kid I love the Ewoks - I wanted one as a pet. Couldn't believe there could be someone even more evil than Darth Vader, but then we meet The Emperor....creepy guy, and that voice, does he sound like a creepy pedophile to anybody else but me? Anyway, so sad that Yoda died, OMG I think I cried dude! Shocker number 2, Luke and Leia are sisters? EWWW, didn't you guys make out? Yuck! At least it opened her up to get the bad boy, I liked her with Han better anyways.
These movies just remind me so much of my childhood, I saw every one with my family during the summertime while we were on vacation at the beach. It just brings back those great times for me. Hope you enjoyed the trip down memory lane.