Am I the only person in this entire universe that hasn’t had any interest in Star Wars? Every where I turn, there’s a poster advertising midnight showings of the film, kids with green flashy torch things that are supposedly called light sabres! The shops are full of Star Wars merchandise, space ships, mugs, masks and all sorts of paraphenalia.
What’s a man to do when he feels so left out of it? I have tried to join in and see if I can at least enjoy some of it, but it just doesn’t appeal to me. No matter how I try, my attention span for it lasts all of 2 nano seconds. It’s the same with Dr Who, I will sit and watch it if it’s on TV, but I just cannot get myself to the level of excitement that I see others do.
Perhaps I’m just a boring old fart and it’s as simple as that. But then again, I’ll enjoy something and watch it over and over but I won’t see the same enthusiasm from those around me. I mean things like The Apprentice, I love all the real life back stabbing and dog eat dog that goes on. I know others enjoy it too, but it has nowhere near the global attraction of Star Wars.
I sat through what seemed 42 hours of a film tonight called Watchmen or Watchman. See, I’m not even sure of the title, yet it was there before me. I could not make top nor tail of this. There were people like Superman, another one that looked like a modern version Elephant Man and a Cat Woman creature, oh and some guy who was blue, see through and totally naked!! Again, I’m sure it’s a popular film with an awful lot of people, but I just don’t get it.
I’m not knocking Star Wars or any other sci-fi feature, it’s just that I don’t understand what the rest of the world are so excited about. I feel isolated, and that’s not nice. Surely, I cannot be the only person who doesn’t like Star Wars?