In the 100 days leading up to STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, I am counting down my 100 favorite things about Star Wars. Here is the Top 10:
#1.5: Star Wars: A New Hope
[I have a confession to make: I am bad at math. So here we are at what should be #1, BUT, not only did I come up a day short, but it threw the list off as well. #1 should have been on Thursday, as it will be now. So, here is #1.5]
This is the one that started it all (obviously). I was 5 years old when it came out and little did I know that it would change my life forever. It would shape the toys I play with. It would shape how I spent recess. It would guide my comic book reading. In fact, it would guide my future career(s). Star Wars is what made me want to work in the film industry. I wasn’t sure what I had just seen at the time, but I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I also credit it for my love of pop culture, and without it, Brian’s Comics may not have existed.
From the opening fly-over of the Star Destroyer, to the Cantina, to the destruction of the Death Star, these scenes and images moved me and are forever burned on my brain. More than the prequels, I feel that The Force Awakens will bring back those childhood memories.