Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Star Wars hype

I don't know if I'll see the new Star Wars. While I did grow up with the franchise and had plenty of the movie’s toys as a child, it doesn't hold the same level of nostalgia for me as, say, Labyrinth or The Never Ending Story (a nerd of the fantasy variety, I shudder to admit). But ”Did you see the new Star Wars?" is a question I now realize will be repeated throughout our lives as Hollywood continues to capitalize on the story. And, as huge of a cultural phenomenon as it is, I doubt if I'll have the energy or care to go and see them until I'm old and grey. But I also don’t want to be left out. So I've resolved to develop a standardized response of "YEAH I SAW IT, AND IT WAS COMPLETE GARBAGE”… just so it appears that I’m at least trying to keep up with things of cultural relevance, while encouraging those who ask to never repeat the question.