Top 5 Reason Why You Should Love ‘Star Wars’

I was 5 years old when my parents took me to see the first Star Wars movie, ‘A New Hope’, in theaters back in 1977…and that’s all it took. My daughter was 7 years old when I got the amazing privilege of introducing her to the world of the Jedi, and the Sith, and Stormtroopers, and the Force, when Star Wars returned with a new movie, ‘The Force Awakens,’ in 2015.  I’m 46 years old now, and as avid a Star Wars fan as when Luke, Leia, Vader and others entered my life for the first time a long, long time ago. My daughter is a fan now too. It’s that right there, that makes Star Wars the most amazing thing in the world. But it’s not just that feeling of passing on my childhood, it’s so much more. Here are my Top 5 reasons why Star Wars is so great and why you should love it.

1. It’s Star Wars

Introduced to us in 1977, Star Wars has forever cemented itself as the pioneer of not just science fiction films, but of epic storytelling and amazing characters. When Star Wars released into theaters, we saw a brand new vision of what another universe could be like, of what could be beyond the stars. We saw a world of amazing characters to love, to hate, to laugh at, to admire. We saw new places and new planets we could only dream of visiting. We got to experience a world like no other, a world full of wonder and excitement, of terror and despair, of epic battles and heroic triumph. Star Wars set the bar for what a galaxy far away could be like, and it’s an amazing place.