I might be the only one who has never watched a Star Wars Movie… First of all, I haven’t even got a clue what the movies are all about, apart from a few caracters I couldn’t help but notice when they appeared in newspapers or on TV. Secondly, I don’t know how many movies there are, what the story is all about and what might be the over all idea. I think I owe it to my lack of interest. I’m sorry about that. I guess some of you could die for a Darth Vader dress. I notice nowadays that there must have been a release of a new Star Wars Movie, but I don’t plan to go to the movies now either…
I remember long ago when I was in Stockholm for a few days during my summer vacation. I was all alone in my brother’s flat and he said that since he didn’t have a TV at the time, I could use his computer to watch movies if I liked to. He had Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings. That was history by now and I was trying to find something to do. The first evening I started off with Star Wars. It was not my cup of tea, but at least I tried… Luckily I had brought a book. I don’t remember what book in particular, but I am certain it was not The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien. I remember I had gotten The Lord of the Rings for my birthday a few years earlier (the BOOK, I mean), but when the giver shared the story in brief with me, I decided to let it wait until I suddenly feel an urge to know what will happen in a fantasy world… That urge is still nowhere to be found… Anyone who’d like to buy a copy of Lord of the Rings in Swedish?
Next evening I thought I’d maybe give the Lord of the Rings a chance… Honestly, what is it that people like with this movie??? I pushed the ”fast forward” and stopped here and there, but nothing in particular caught my attention for real. It must have been a rainy summer, since I didn’t just go outside to stroll down the beautiful streets of Stockholm.
I’m very happy that we all have a choice. Those of you who love Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, keep watching for as long as you don’t try to persuade ME. I guess I’ll stick to When Harry Met Sally!