As Star Wars Day is celebrated, one fan remembers watching the movies before she knew what 'delusions of grandeur' were and when Force philosophy was a little much. Star Wars Day is celebrated on May the fourth (take a second, you'll get it).
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As one might expect, watching the original “Star Wars” trilogy as an adult is different than watching it when you’re a kid.
I’m part of a generation that didn’t see the original three movies in theaters, but instead viewed them at home on VHS for the first time. For me, going to see a “Star Wars” movie in theaters didn't mean seeing Mark Hamill or Harrison Ford again – it meant getting hopes built up, then being disappointed and saying, “Maybe the next one will be better.” (It was not.)
Watching the original three at home happened during a time before we knew what midi-chlorians were, is what I'm saying.
At this point, I don’t even remember when I first saw the original trilogy, which also means that, to my disappointment, I don’t remember when I found out one of cinema’s best twists, that Darth Vader was Luke’s father. Similarly, anytime I watched it, Obi-Wan Kenobi’s death at the end of “Star Wars: A New Hope” was not of huge concern to me. I knew he would be back, surrounded by blue light, pretty soon, anyway.