You might have heard that there’s a new Star Wars movie out next week. Don’t care? Here’s why you should.
So, you’ve never seen Star Wars.
That’s cool, I mean, you’ve probably been out living your life. Frolicking in the sunshine, reading books by Russian authors whose names end in ‘stoy’ and keeping your tax receipts in alphabetical order. You haven’t got time to watch movies about people waving coloured sticks at each other in space, right?
The Star Wars franchise has had unprecedented cultural influence, the film’s quotes and phrases have become deeply embedded within our everyday lexicon while the saga also managed to forever Hollywood films, paving the way for high quality, adventure-laden blockbusters.
You see how it is? You don’t just watch Star Wars, you LIVE the Star Wars.
In a 2001 census, more than 390,000 UK respondents entered their religion as ‘Jedi’ (a practice that is also prevalent in Australia and never stops being funny) and the movies still have the power to draw record numbers to the cinema when replayed on the big screen. Even President Barack Obama is a fan, once quipping in a debate that people expect him to do a “Jedi mind meld”.
If the most powerful man in the world is on-board, you probably should be too.
I mean, just try to watch the trailer for the soon-to-be-released Star Wars: The Force Awakens and NOT have goosebumps erupt across your flesh. Go on, I’ll wait.