Why I Won't See The Last Jedi
If you follow me on social media, this post may surprise you. I don’t like Star Wars.
There I said it. Publically.
On Twitter and Instagram, I post mainly about Disneyland. Star Wars this part of the Disney Empire now. Empire get it?
The real reason I post is my husband is a huge Star Wars fan. He has A Yoda, BB-8, and an Ewok tattoo. That is pretty hardcore. He likes Star Wars, so I share Star Wars posts for him and my followers.
Just because I don't like Star Wars, it does not mean I have to bash it.
Some people say nasty things about people that don’t like Star Wars. I think it's childish to say unkind things to someone because they dislike a film franchise.
I am sick of the entire franchise. Not because I prefer Star Trek either. I do prefer Star Trek. I also love The Orville. I do not have a problem with Science Fiction.
I don’t like Star Wars because I grew out of it. When I was younger, I saw all the Star Wars movies several times over because my father watched them.
It aired on television a few times a year, and when I was a kid, not everyone had several TVs in the house. You watched what everyone else was watching, or you didn’t watch TV.
When I met my husband while I don’t recall having detailed Star Wars conversations he knew I knew stuff about Star Wars. I was neutral about Star Wars back then.
When the craptastical prequel movies came, my kids watched videos so many times I wanted to vomit.
I just started disliking Star Wars over time. My husband and I had debated the Luke and Leia kiss. He denied it ever happened. It was all in good fun though.
It would be easier if I did like Star Wars. Think about it when you live with a diehard fan, and you hate the thing they love most it sucks.
I also heard that the Force Awakens is a stand-alone film and you don’t have to start watching old movies to keep up with the new episodes. I can’t even muster a bit of interest.
I tried to give A New Hope a second chance. My husband bribed me with guacamole, and I wanted to watch it. I spent most of the movie sitting there bored to the point I could not even pay attention. I also thought it was cheesy, so I laughed a few times, and my family was not amused.
There’s only so many times they can jump in the Melinium Falcon and blow crap up and have someone turn evil and betray everyone. I feel like the same tropes are reused again and again.
I just don’t find it to be something I find to be entertaining at all.
The last movie I saw was Ghostbusters. Star Wars will not be my first movie in over a year even if my husband loves Star Wars. I can support him and not watch the film.
On a side note, I do love Chewbacca. If there is ever a Wookie movie, I will watch that.
I don't think not liking Star Wars should be that big of a deal.
Live long and prosper everyone. Erm I mean may the force be with you.