Celluloid Diaries: Why I hated Star Wars

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Why I hated Star Wars

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This is a guest post by Hilary Grossman.

I like to think that I have an open mind. But deep down I know that is usually not totally the case. Take movies for example. I will give pretty much any genre a chance, except for science fiction…

For my entire life, whenever I heard the words Star Wars I would cringe. I knew the series weren’t for me. I boasted I never watched one movie, and I never planned on sitting through one either.

Then my husband had surgery – it was minor. He had to have a deviated septum repaired and polyps removed from his nose. As he sat in the hospital bed, waiting for the procedure, the TV was on. Big news was breaking about a new Star Wars movie – The Force Awakens. For hours before and after his surgery we were updated on the new movie.

He was released from the hospital that evening. He was in discomfort and quite groggy. He needed a quiet night. I made him a light dinner and suggested we curl up on the couch and watch a movie. And since he was the one who had the surgery, I let him pick the flick….

When he said Star Wars I wanted to convince him to pick something else. Given the day he had, I couldn’t bring myself to utter one word. I just wrapped my blanket around myself tightly and tried to will myself to go to sleep. Sleep wouldn’t come. I was too wired from spending a day in a hospital to rest. So I did the unexpected. I opened my mind and tried to focus on the movie.

It wasn’t easy. I had a lot of questions. I got confused easily. But by the midway point, I was hooked! For the next week, I eagerly watched all the episodes. My husband was delighted and I was shocked. But I loved every second. And when the newest movie was finally released, about six months later, I was the one who insisted on seeing it opening weekend.

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45 comments:

  1. Glad you gave Star Wars a chance! It was a big influence on me. It's space opera, which is more accessible than other types of science fiction.

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  2. I loved Star Wars from way back when I was kid it seemed like stepping into a different world. There was a blip a few years ago, those dreadful 'In between' movies. But the last two have the same magic (or as close as it can get0 to the originals. For me, of course. :)

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  3. I wouldn't risk my present for a second chance at my past. I love my life and my family.

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  5. I would not risk my present for a 2nd chance at my past.

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  6. not at at all. love my husband so much.

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  7. No I wouldn't risk my present at all.

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  8. No I love my present children and grandchildren, my past created difficulties for me.
    gloriawalshver@yahoo.com

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  9. I'm with everyone else. No WAY would I risk my present to change my past.

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  10. No way, my present is pretty awesome

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  11. No. I couldn't risk losing my family. The past is the past.

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  12. I would not. I'm not willing to risk what I have now. I love my family too much.

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  13. Yes I would. There are so many things I would like to change about the past.

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  14. I wouldn't risk it

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  15. I wouldn't risk it. If it didn't happen, then it wasn't supposed to.

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  16. No way- I truly believe our lives take the paths they are supposed to one way or another. What's meant to be will be!

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  17. Yes, I would. the present is a big mess.

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  18. Never...even though I've had a lot of bad, I have some real highs and what if I traded for a worse life??? Never

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  19. Not if it meant I didn't have my kids.

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  20. I would risk it all! Life's an adventure, right? :)

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  21. No, I couldn't risk my current life!

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  22. Yes I would risk my present for a second chance at my past.

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  23. I wouldn't risk my current life!
    user name Marlene v.

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  24. I have absolutely no reason to go back to the past or want a second chance at anything back there. I love the present, and I truly believe that everything happens for a reason in life and if you want something changed then you change it from here on out. Looking forward...that's where it's at.

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  25. There's nothing I would go back for.
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  26. No I wouldn't risk my present at all.

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  27. I would not risk my past for a second chance because that could lead to consequences that could be very bad.

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  28. No I wouldn't risk my present for anything.

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  29. No, I mean..I would love to have a do over in life, but not to screw up what I have now.. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  30. Star Wars: it has become a classic. I've seen all except for Rogue One, I will have to find time somewhere.

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