For a while now, my Facebook friends have been conversing about Disney owning the “Star Wars” franchise and their plans to make a new “Star Wars” movie.
Right now, this blog may sound like I am about to give my opinion about the ordeal, but truth be told, I have never seen a single “Star Wars” movie.
I know what your thinking, “Say, what?”
Yep, you read correctly. In all the 22 years that I have lived on this planet, I have never seen a “Star Wars” film.
Now you’re probably thinking, “Wait, how could you be 22 years old and never have seen a ‘Star Wars’ movie? That’s un-American!”
Well, if it makes you feel better, I’ve seen bits and pieces of the movies (though I can’t recall the parts I actually saw). I’ve seen some of the “Family Guy” episodes dedicated to the phenomenon. I’ve seen “Space Balls.” I know the joke “may the fourth be with you” when referring to the day May 4th. With all of that, I can somewhat figure out the gist of plot and understand most of the pop culture references.
While I let you sit in utter disbelief, not seeing the famous franchise got me thinking…there are A LOT of classic films/franchises I’ve never seen. To name a few: “Indiana Jones,” “Star Trek,” “The Godfather.” There are some franchises where I’ve seen one or two films but never the entire collection. The only James Bond films I’ve seen are “Quantum of Solace” and “Skyfall.”
The only superhero films I’ve seen are “Iron Man” and “ The Dark Knight Rises.” Essentially, it is nearly impossible for me to list every single movie classic I have not seen, so you’re better off just asking me if I have seen such-and-such and waiting to hear my answer. (There may come to a point when I respond “yes.”)
Now that I have shocked you with the small list of movies I have seen, I bet you’re thinking, “How could you have not seen these great classics? Didn’t you have a childhood growing up?”
My answer is, I did. But with each year I get older, I forget more and more about what I did during my childhood. What’s weird is I feel like I did watch a lot of movies and television programs growing up. I’ve seen a lot of the Disney animated classics, saw all the “Harry Potter” and “Twilight” films, and I have watched “The Wizard of Oz” each year for as long as I can remember. So, I don’t know why I never got around to seeing “Star Wars” or any of the other listed franchises.
Honestly, I don’t feel like I’ve missed anything by not watching the “Star Wars” saga or any well known movie for that matter. I don’t believe I will gain any additional significance in my life if I do watch them. For me, these movies are not a big deal. I never feel this great desire to search high and low for these films just so I can say I watched them.