A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…
I have made a decision.
Next month, I will pull my first ultra-movie marathon – a viewing of all parts of a movie series from morning to night, culminating with the premiere of the newest movie in the series.
And yes, that means I’m doing a seven-movie Star Wars marathon at Crossgates Mall.
I can do this. I’ve already purchased my mega-ticket.
The movies will be shown in consecutive storyline order, so I get The Phantom Menace at 4:00 a.m. to start the marathon. Or, as I could call it, “nap time so that I don’t have to put up with Jar Jar Binks and a lot of bureaucratic Trade Federation nonsense.”
Oh wait… Tattooine pod race? I can wake up for that.
Action scenes with Qui-Gon Jinn and Darth Maul? Yeah, that works.
I get the rest of the movies, followed by a 3-D presentation of the newest Star Wars film, Episode VII: The Force Awakens, otherwise known as “Han Solo and Chewbacca return to the big screen.” Oh yeah, and Luke and Leia and C-3PO and R2-D2 and some other characters…
I’ve always wanted to do an ultra-movie-marathon like this. Not just see a film once a week until the big premiere. I would have loved it if one of these theaters set up an ultra-movie-marathon – you know, all six Rocky movies leading up to the premiere of Creed, or all the Mad Max movies leading up to the premiere of Mad Max: Fury Road. That would have been fun.
I understand that there are some prizes for people who make it through all seven films, including a Star Wars lanyard with collectible art. Lanyard, schmanyard. I want a Millennium Falcon model kit and a couple of tubes of airplane glue. I mean, seriously – who wants to wait to build the greatest spaceship in the galaxy, the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve par-secs?
Of course, there are other concerns. How many bags of popcorn? How many cups of diet cola? How much time do I get for bathroom breaks?
This ought to be fun. If you’re also doing the seven-movie Star Wars marathon, either at Crossgates Mall or at another location, by all means, let me know. It’s definitely worth the experience. 😀