I usually have the tendency to buy from bookstores when I am in two moods: too happy or too upset. Any in-between mood takes me to Amazon. It was when I was in my too-happy zone that I chanced upon Kindred Spirits, sitting there innocently with its slim figure as if it had its appendix removed (sorry, book joke!), and asking me to pick it up.
When I started watching Star Wars, which was not long ago, I had, for some reason, a feeling that the Original Trilogy is just the beginning. And that the prequel trilogy was the set of movies that would awe me the most. Unfortunately, that was not to happen. The Original Trilogy, for me, remains the best of the lot.
The eighth in the chronological order of the Star Wars universe, The Last Jedi, finally released last Friday. It was for this reason that I began watching the movies, because I wanted to catch up to the madness that the fandom emanated. And at this point, I’m proud to say I’m catching up quite remarkably. 😀
In honor of the release of the ninth movie (technically) in the Star Wars franchise, Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi, I decided to do a marathon of all the Star Wars movies. I had never watched them before, though I’d heard a lot about the grandeur and the goosebumps it induced. So when I did join the audience, I knew what they were talking about and why they did so.
I knew I was missing out on an experience that was one of its kind because I hadn’t watched the Star Wars movies. Things came to a head with the impending release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and I finally knew I had to watch them. I know I am late to the party, almost gatecrashing it. But what a party it is!