A short time ago, in a theater near, near you...
The greatest movie of all time was re-released on its 20th anniversary. But this time, it came with six-channel digital audio, digitized and enhanced picture, added special effects, and even held surprises. Hardly a seat in any of the theaters across America was left empty. One of these lucky moviegoers was a young man from Cincinnati, OH. This is his story...
What can I say? Star Wars is a classic. January 31 was my birthday. I have never had a better birthday gift than being able to see this movie. The experience was just amazing.
Our tickets had to be bought a day in advance. We had to get there an hour early just to get a good spot in line so we could get a good seat. Every showing Friday night was sold out. People could not wait to see this movie and experience the digitization, added special effects, and surprises that it contains.
Just feeling the energy of the crowd was enjoyable in itself. After a couple of trailers (previews), one guy stood up and shouted his own version of the now famous Jerry Maquire quote by yelling, "Show me the movie!" Then came the trailers for The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi. By then, everyone was clapping and cheering their way into history.
The movie was great. We all loved it. We all had a chance to see our favorite scenes and characters on the big screen. Different scenes brought different cheers. This was my first time to see it on the big screen as I was only 1 year old when it first came out.
And its not like any of us had trouble understanding the story or keeping track of the many characters. We were there to relive the excitement. I grew up with STAR WARS. This movie has had a significant impact on who I am today. I was able to catch some of that unbridled, heart-pounding exuberance that I had in my youth. I was at peace with myself and all of creation while I was watching this movie which, I admit, is ironic since the movie is titled, Star Wars.
When the movie finally came to a close (and what movie, by the way, has a better ending than the awards ceremony at the end of Star Wars?) everyone was applauding a classic, and thanking George Lucas for giving them this chance to see it again, for the first time. This praise is, of course, why Lucas did this. That and the billions of dollars that this re-release will ultimately earn him.
See this movie now! (I say this as if reading this review is the deciding factor for you. HA!) This movie was so worth it! I would have paid much more for my ticket and waited much longer in line. After all, this is a once in a lifetime experience (or for those of you who are older, a "twice in a lifetime experience"). If you, by chance, have never, ever seen this movie, then, first of all, what kind of loser are you? And second of all, now is your chance to redeem yourself. Oh, and for all of you out there, May the Force be with you.
So far, the average rating for STAR WARS: Special Edition is: 9.513 (3,261 votes)
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Other Star Wars: Special Edition links:
The STAR WARS trilogy special edition website
The Star Wars Home Page at UPENN
The Star Wars music page
Daniel's Star Wars page
Star Wars Special Edition RED 5 site
Star Wars Image Gallery
The Star Wars Emporium
Star Wars Picture Archive
Star Wars Ships (very cool)
STAR WARS: The New Republic (even cooler)
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