I enjoy many movie genres and diverse forms of the written word, but somehow I have a mental block when it comes to science fiction or fantasy. It just does not compute. I’ve got Science Fiction Frigidity. If you can’t prove it to me, I have a hard time believing it. (Science Fiction and Religion sort of sit in similar skeptical segments in my head.) If it’s too fantastical, too unbelievable, I just can’t connect.
But when my 5-year-old son became OBSESSED with STAR WARS, I tried to give it a chance. My life had daily doses of Star Wars. My son became Annakin or Obi Wan; he had virtual battles on the Death Star or the Millenium Falcon as my living room became Naboo or Mustafar. We took a road trip to see a Star Wars Exhibit in Philadelphia; we own all 6 movies; we have Darth Vader and Captain Cody costumes; 2 different lightsabers and 2 Wii games, one of which has lightsaber adapters.
But I still have not watched the 6 movies start to finish.
A friend of mine posted this on Facebook. It’s hilarious and reminded me of myself; assume the story is based on only how I see it. I guess it reminded me that My Reality does not always equate with Actual Reality.
This girl had never seen a Star Wars movie from start to finish. When asked if she wanted to watch the complete original trilogy, she said that she would, but that she already knew what happens. This guy took out his voice recorder and asked her for her version of the plot. Then he created some very basic animation in Final Cut to go along with her narration.
Job well done!