I managed to score a pair of invites to the Star wars: The Force Awakens last night. I was naturally excited because I’m a huge Star Wars fan since I was a kid. Well huge as in I liked Episode 4,5 and 6 but I didn’t really like 1,2 and 3. Ever since I finished Return of the Jedi as a kid I always wondered why they never had a sequel to that.
Finally.. some many many many years later my wish gets fulfilled in The Force Awakens.
My wife however has never watched a Star Wars movie before. NEVER. I know! It’s unbelievable! When I first knew about that a few years back I insisted she watch at least The Return of The Jedi but she said she’d rather spend that two hours of her life re-watching Enchanted. So here is my wife who has watched and loved silly movies like Borat or Dumb and Dumber but never ever watched any episodes of George Lucas’ greatest gift to mankind.
Getting these two tickets from Disney was the first best excuse I had to get my wife to watch a Star Wars movie. Here’s how it went.
1) When we arrived at the Premiere and saw many fans dressed as Storm Troopers, Jedis and the likes…
Me: See? I told you people would dress up for the premiere.
Wife: Dress up? Those guys are probably promoters.
Me: There are like 20 of them! And they don’t look like promoters.
Wife: But why would anyone dress like that?
Me: Because they’re fans!
2) Just before the movie starts…
Wife: You know I can’t really tell which one is Star Trek and which one is Star Wars.
3) During the movie….
Me: *feels wife’s head tip and rest on my shoulder* Oi … oi…
Wife: *no response*
Me: *thinks to self* Great. We’re watching the most hyped movie of the year and she’s asleep.
4) A loud explosion wakes her up giving her another rude awakening…
Wife: What? Still not over ah this movie?
Me: It’ll be over soon ok ? It’ll be over soon.
5) During the most intense action scenes my wife was engaging me in deep conversation
Wife: I don’t get it.. why is this franchise so popular?
Me: Well when it was created in 1970s, it was a really cool idea and the special effects were cutting edge for the time. So good that even when I watched it in the 90s as a kid, it still looked good and I couldn’t tell it was almost 2 decades old a movie.
Wife: Yes but when you watched it in the 90s the movies there probably had just as good or better special effects right?
Me: Umm yeah…
Wife: Then why did you love it so much?
Me: I don’t know. I’m trying to watch a movie here.
6) After the movie my wife asked me a series of questions about Star Wars.
Wife: Okay so there is the Light Side and the Dark side.
Wife: And the Jedis use Light Sabers to fight.
Wife: Shouldn’t the red light sabers that the Dark side uses then be called a Dark Saber?
Wife: *taps foot*
Wife: *still tapping foot*
Me: I think it’s just called a Light Saber because there’s a laser. So there’s like.. uhh.. light.
Wife: Couldn’t answer that one could you. You should’ve seen the stumped look on your face.
Wife: Ok so the Dark Side is always fighting the Light Side. Why ? What does the Dark Side want?
Me: Well they want to destroy the Light Side.
Me: I don’t know. So they can … rule the galaxy or something?
Wife: Wow that’s deep.
Me: Uhh yeah….
Wife: So why is the Dark Side evil?
Me: Because they’re just evil.
Wife: Nobody is born evil. People are evil not because they’re inherently evil but because of the things they do. These evil things they do are normally driven by a purpose or a reason or something they’re trying to achieves. So why is the Dark Side evil? What are they trying to achieve?
Me: Uh… so they can rule the galaxy?
Wife: Why can’t they rule the galaxy by being good? Since Darth Vader was so powerful he could have ruled the galaxy by being good right? Why be evil?
Me: I don’t know.
Wife: And it doesn’t make sense that if Darth Vader is evil, how are his kids good? Who taught his kids to be good?
Me: Can we talk about something else?