This week's movie topic is all about Your Childhood Favorite...
Molly spent Sunday surrounded by nieces, nephews and other much loved short people, aka kids. It got her to thinking about how fun life was to be in elementary school without a care in the world and how simple things like going to the movies were such a treat providing endless hours of entertainment after the fact reliving them with friends or in dreams. So when Andy got back from Guy's Weekend she asked him about his favorite childhood movie and found that we had come up with the same one. Share on your blog a movie that rocked your young world and then link back here at The Bumbles. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!
Andy got to go with a group of kids when visiting a family friend. He liked it so much he wanted to run out and buy up all the action figures to re-enact all those cool special effects on the big screen. That high-tech drama was a sight to behold, especially on the big screen. Beta tapes and HBO were a few years off so going to see films at the theater or being broadcast on T.V. were the only methods we had. So Star Wars pretty much took over the lives of all young kids and by default, their parents.
We milked our parents for all the Star Wars merchandise there was. We had action figures, Millenium Falcon and Death Star replicas, models, halloween costumes, glow in the dark light sabres that made a "swoosh" noise when you waved them through the air, albums that retold the story so you could listen to it over and over again, not to mention trading cards.
Star Wars consumed much of our childhood and carried us through to the sequels as well. When the movies were re-released in sequence over the span of a few months in the theaters about 15 years ago, we made a pilgrimage to the theater reliving our childhood with glee. And we talked about it all over again with our friends. Just like the good old days.