On Sunday after my failed attempt to get MacGyver to shop with me we headed back home. After having a little lunch I was prepared to head off to the mother ship, I mean the mall, but MacGyver had other plans.
He decided since the Kid’s birthday is coming, (Christmas Day) we should take him to see the new Star Wars movie.
Obviously, I did NOT want to go.
The thing about the Star Wars franchise is that you really need to know the background to thoroughly enjoy the movies and I lost interest so many movies ago that I’m clueless. It’s not that I don’t like Star Wars, I saw the first one, and The Empire Strikes Back, and The Return of the Jedi.
In fact, I saw them at least 100 times because I stupidly bought the kid the box set when he was little and he was obsessed with them. So, when they came out with the prequel’s the kid just had to see them.
I don’t even know how many prequels there were, do you?
I wasn’t sure if the new movie was a prequel or sequel but I correctly assumed that is was a sequel due to the appearances of many of the original cast and I reluctantly told the guys that I would go.
I don’t want to honor my commitment, I’m going to the dark side!
Besides I was already wearing my new outfit so I might as well go somewhere, right?
So we got to the theater and I was thinking that it may be sold out even though it was a matinee and I was right.
The good news is, we had to wait for a few hours for the next showing so I got to shop.
Even better news, MacGyver decided to go get new glasses so I got to shop unattended. Well, almost. The kid was with me but he’s easily bribed. Trust me, I would know.
At 3:45 we made our way to the theater. And we were there for the next 2 and half hours. (Fifteen minutes of that time were previews of other movies.)
And then it was over.
I don’t want to spoil it for you if you haven’t seen the movie but I will say that as soon as it was over, I changed my Christmas list to include a light saber. I’ve joined the resistance. I’ve been converted. The jedi mind tricks were successful. I loved it.
I might have loved it too much.
The kid asked for some gift cards for his birthday from iTunes and Steam. Usually I get him what he asks for because I have no idea what to buy him otherwise. So yesterday I turned on my computer and got ready to order the gift cards. Then I got an email from a large chain store showing some of the products that were available for Christmas delivery, also the kid’s birthday.
I hope he won’t be disappointed. Gift cards just seemed so boring compared to BB8, besides, he’ll probably let me play with it.
May the force be with me.
Have you seen the new Star Wars movie?
Do you like the Star Wars movies?