Watching Star Wars Was A Horrible Decision

08 January 2016


I'm obsessed with Star Wars. I'm glad we've got that out the way and cleared the air.
Yeah. Not that surprising, is it? The movies are perfect (despite some not having great character development and some characters being introduced and then killed off without so much as an understanding behind them). I'm not at all bitter about Darth Maul's storyline at all.

The new film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out a couple of weeks ago. If you've not heard about it yet, where have you been living?! More importantly did you know there are people out there who have simply never watched Star Wars?!

If you are one of these people, how can you live? (If you're not a sci-fi fan I may let you off. However, the films are still a treasure.)

When I went to go see TFA, I hadn't watched any of the films for about... I'll say 10 years. That sounds about right. It may have been longer.

What I remembered about the films (don't worry, I'll not go into detail on storylines) was not what actually happened. I remembered small elements of episode one that I wrongly assumed happened in episode three. I thought one character was another and I had totally forgotten who Anakin Skywalker was!

Anyway, I knew that I loved the film. I remember how they made me happy when I was little. I remember watching them on tv. So, I went to the cinema with my mum. And that was how my downwards spiral happened.

As soon as the first note of the theme tune hit, my heart skipped a beat and I knew that there was no going back for me. This would turn into a full blown obsession.

I came out of the cinema, took part in the #GirlGang chat and went to bed. When I met my friend Emma the next again day, I dragged her along to HMV so I could buy all the films. It came to about £30 overall.

For 3 nights I sat and watched them all. Episodes 1+2 on day 1. Episodes 3+4 on day two. Episodes 5+6 on day three. (YES, I WATCHED THEM IN REVERSE ORDER ON PURPOSE.)

I was hooked. With films, I usually watch them once then leave them for a few weeks or months to roughly forget what happened. I do this with my favourite films; Bill and Ted (both), The Emperor's New Groove and the first Lilo And Stitch.

But for some reason, I've been desperate to start watching Star Wars again.

If you follow me on twitter, you'll have also realised that I've become a little bit obsessed with Han Solo. Ahem. A Little bit. Just a tad. If you follow me on Tumblr you'll have seen my Star Wars spam. Did you know that I got so obsessed that I decided to make a brand new account based solely around Star Wars? You can follow it here: it's called 'iloveyouhansolo'

I'm also going to see TFA again today (I'll probably be sitting in the cinema when this posts, to be honest with you. Or on my way home. Just breaking the force wall there.) I'm going dressed in an attempted Han Solo Cosplay. (Yes, I'll take pictures.)

I'm not sure what my life has become. Or how long this will last. I'm trying to get the worst of it out my system. But what I do know is that this is a horrible decision that I am enjoying very much.

May The Force Be With You.
Pictures I have used do not belong to me. Credit to the owners. I claim no ownership.

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