I remember standing in line with my Dad in the summer of 1977 to watch Star Wars. I don’t remember much about the actual movie at the time other than the fact that I was hooked from that moment on.
I waited several years before letting my kids watch the first Star Wars – today. Of course it came with the disclaimer that all of the people were actors and actresses, that they were just acting and that shortly after each scene the director yelled ‘cut’ and everyone got up and went on their merry way. . .
The anticipation of the actual event was heightened when the boy saw the DVD case for the movie and summed it all up for me by saying one word – “Whoa.”
The actual event was fun, though it was interrupted by all manner of things that occur when watching a movie on the TV instead of at the theater. It was also fun to watch them see it for the first time outside of ‘Lego Star Wars’ – and fun to watch their surprise when Han Solo swooped in at the last minute to save the day. I remember everyone clapping at the theater when that happened. . .
I had to smile when each of them at a different time asked where Boba Fett was. Yep, they are definitely my kids. 🙂