WHAT DOES "STAR WARS" MEAN TO YOU?

  1. "There is good in him."
    If you watch the movies in the order 4-5-(1?)-2-3-6, the parallels in Revenge of the Sith and Return of the Jedi are powerful and heartbreaking, but what strikes me most is how hopeful Padme and Luke are about Anakin/Vader's soul. Padme's hope is crushed, but Luke's is rewarded.
    Suggested by   @xtineengels
  2. Pure innocent excitement
    My son is four and he is all about Star Wars right now- talking about the characters or watching the movie trailer his eyes widen and light up in wonder- it's pure magic. The excitement is intoxicatingly and contagious, we are going to take him to see the movie this weekend.
    Suggested by   @shanaz
  3. Something that I feel like I should like, but I don't. It's a deep dark secret that can only be revealed to certain people.
    Suggested by   @audreypalumbo
  4. I get to experience it with my 8 year old and I will be immediately catapulted back to the time when I first saw Return of the Jedi in the theater
    Suggested by   @szczesnyt
  5. Ehhh
    Suggested by   @penguinchrissy
  6. Relationship
    My dad showed me Star Wars after I saw the battle on Hoth scene on TV. His enjoyment of it was contagious and made me desire to know everything about the SW universe. It was something to bond over as we discussed it while working in the yard or eating dinner or driving across the country.
    Suggested by   @justanavrgguy
  7. Buns. For some little girls, it was all about those goddamn perfect princess buns.
    Suggested by   @alimi
  8. Wonder.
    Suggested by   @bobbyhundreds
  9. pure, unadulterated happiness
    my parents were strict when I was a kid and there weren't many things we were allowed to watch. The original trilogy were THREE movies we were allowed to watch, so we watched them often. today, I pulled out my SW action figures and watched the original trilogy as I prepare for Friday (tears will abound), and I couldn't be more happy.
    Suggested by   @ana
  10. Role models
    As a kid, I identified with Luke, who was enthusiastic, wide-eyed, and essentially good. Maybe adventure was just waiting for me out there like it was for Luke. As a teen, I adored Han. He was the epitome of cool and had a heart of gold underneath his gruff exterior. As an adult, I want to be Leia; a woman leader who can hold her own in a world of men.
    Suggested by   @Allys_on
  11. Hope, relationships, self confidence
    I wrote my college application essay on this. In short, it gave me connections with my family (especially my siblings who are over 20 years older than I and have a different mom), and the confidence to never hide what I love. I was bullied almost daily for loving Star Wars (which I still don't understand), but I never hid my love for it. To my surprise, people started telling me that they admired that and wished that they had that confidence during my senior year in high school.
    Suggested by   @moonjockey
  12. My childhood. While when I look back, I wasn't even alive/old enough to see any of them until Jedi, my 3 childhood friends and I played Star Wars ALL THE TIME. All the time. All. It's the Epic of my generation, whatever generation that is.
    Suggested by   @iguanodonna
  13. The dominance of Hollywood over pop culture and the media
    including social media, it seems. But for those of you who have eagerly awaited this release, enjoy the show!
    Suggested by   @Alphonse
  14. Zero
    Suggested by   @ljdsumo
  15. Family
    My uncle started off making models for the early Star Wars movies, and then moved on to visual effects in the more recent ones. One of my earliest memories is watching Star Wars with my family and cheering when we saw my uncles name at the end. It makes me feel so personally connected to the whole series, and has been an important part of my life for as long as I can remember!
    Suggested by   @catstrauch
  16. Confusion: I don't understand the drama concerning princesses, robots, storm troopers and different Darths.
    Suggested by   @marybken
  17. Absolutely nothing
    Suggested by   @kates08