By Betty Boyd
I have always been a science fiction fan, from Star Trek to the movies from the 1950’s to include “The Red Planet”. The most remarkable movie was a little known movie from 1977 entitled “Star Wars”. Most critics thought that it would not be very profitable, well these critics were wrong.
I remember going and paying a $1.00 in 1977 to see Star Wars-the original in the franchise. I was so enthralled by the special effects. (Even by today’s standards, these special effects have stood the test of time). I loved all the characters who were on the side of good; I did not like Darth Vader (evil).
My most favorite characters were R2-D2 and C-3PO. It was great to see how robots could communicate, be taken apart, put back together, and exhibit real human charactertics. Future robots should take note and learn how to be human from R2-D2 and C-3PO.
Another interesting character is Yoda and who taught Luke Skywalker all about the “Force”. The Force is the really the most interesting part of the movie. I have always been intrigued by the concept of what the “Force” really means. Is it some form of supernatural power, or reading of minds, or nothing at all.
I think the “Force” is how we see ourselves, and the belief we have in ourselves. Having trust in ourselves, trust in our Lord and knowing we can accomplish anything through the power of God.
Film critics Ebert and Roeper stated that Star Wars is “the greatest adventure series of all time”. There have been subsequent sequels and prequels in the Star Wars franchise. In December 2015, the latest installment is the “Force Awakens”. I will be looking forward to this movie, because I believe it embodies some of the best attributes of the 1977 movie.
The original Star Wars movie is fun, exciting, and is true edge-of your seat entertainment.
“May the force be with you.”
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