Funniest... show... ever!
And I'm not even a fan of the movies.
No, really. The first one came out when I was in the seventh grade, and it's ALL anyone would talk about. Kids in one of my classes were actually doing book reports about the book (which I'm guessing was just the screenplay in book form. Or was there a real book?)...! Consequently, I had no interest in seeing the movie. Ever.
Thus began my contrarian streak. I tend not to see the most popular movies around because I get sick to death of hearing about them. "Top Gun?" Never saw it. "Jurassic Park?" Nope. "Indiana Jones?" Nuh uh. (I do like the Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland, tho...)
I'm not into big action or special effects.
But when I was 17, I had a boyfriend who was a major sci-fi freak, so he insisted we see all three "Star Wars" movies on the big screen, as they were being re-released for a brief time.
Meh. I wasn't thrilled, but I didn't hate them either. I guess you could say I was ambivalent. And probably predisposed NOT to like them.
But when I got that flier up there, I knew I had to go. Doesn't that just sound hilarious?
It is. Oh my GOD, is it hilarious. And I'm sure I'd have appreciated it even more if I were more acquainted with the ins and outs of the movies.
In an hour's time, Charles Ross re-creates all three films, with music, sound effects, and all the important characters. He even does the opening credits. Seriously.
Hi. Lar. I. Ous.
If you go, and I think you should, just be careful if you're sitting in the front row. He spits a lot. Not on purpose, but still...