Sunday, February 12, 2012

Day Forty Three 2012

Neil and I went to see 'Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace' in 3D this afternoon with grandson Elijah, grand daughter Shelby, daughter Holly and son in law Jerry. I haven't seen a movie in 3D since 'Jaws 3D' in 1983. I remember that one as being insanely laughable. 3D technology has come a very long way in thirty years. I enjoyed watching 'Phantom Menace'  (although wearing a pair of glasses over a pair of glasses is awkward--and I forgot how long this movie is--not to mention I could do without Jar Jar Binks). But I got the biggest kick out of watching Elijah sitting on the edge of his seat at times, soaking up this story (while wearing his Angry Birds hat and his 3D shades--wish I had a picture of that). He loves playing his 'Lego Star Wars' video game on his Nintendo DS, so seeing these same characters in action on the big screen should make playing the video game even more fun for him. Especially after watching Qui Gon Jinn and Obi Wan Kenobi duke it out with the evil Darth Maul (Elijah calls him Dark Maul) in the most awesome lightsaber battle ever choreographed. I never get tired of watching that part. It was fun sharing 'Star Wars' with yet another generation of my peeps. May the force be with you.


Ann said...

I remember Jaws 3D. I haven't seen a 3D movie since then as well. I would love to have seen Elijah's reaction :0) Cute picture!

Jane said...

Great experience for the peeps! Can't wait until the "original" Star Wars is released in 3-D, that will probably be awhile.

Kelly said...

Oh fun!!! I hope they loved it! I wonder if they'll like the "original" Star Wars movies when they come out in 3D. I'll go see those for sure! They'll always remember the first time they saw Star Wars :o)