16 weeks already! i wish I could say the idea has really taken off, but, well, a handful of people post regular smiles but it rarely goes beyond that. But hey, that is a few smiles more in the world than there were before, right? :)
As I’ve said many times before, the Weekly Smile can be about anything that makes you smile. Well, anything within reason – no smiling at other’s misfortune, for any hateful reason or for violence. The rules can be seen here. What I’m saying, is that the smile can be about a small thing – the words of a child, the colorful bird you saw, the bed of pretty daffodils, etc. The smile doesn’t have to be huge or Earth shattering. Which brings me to today ;)
I often say that I’m a nerd, but I usually don’t show my nerd creds. I don’t do comics. I don’t watch TV, except the news, and rarely go to the movies. Yes, I can quote 45 year old Monty Pythons’ lines with the best of them, but these days I prefer quoting Calvin and Hobbes. And The LotR? I read the books at least once a year from the time I was 16 until i was 30. I haven’t touched them since.
As a kid I was totally taken in by Star Wars. When it was released I saw it eight times. In the theater. With in two years of its release. The only other movie I ever saw multiple times in the theater was Rocky Horror Picture Show and that, well, that’s different – it isn’t the movie as much as the experience. So yes, for the first series I was a total Star Wars nerd. For the second series I was a little less enthralled, but I did catch them all in the theater. So the new one? Well, I missed it.
That is, I missed it until now. I saw the new Star Wars over the weekend! It wasn’t my favorite, but much better than the first of the second series. My problem with this one was 75% of it felt more like I was watching a “fan fiction” movie and not a Star Wars movie. George Lucas’ vision of the Star Wars universe seems to be mostly missing. All the details were right, well not all, but most. Yet something was missing. That being said, it was very enjoyable. With the second series it took seeing the whole arc of the trilogy before I totally excepted it. Once the last one was out even the horrid first seemed better. So I will not write this off. As i said, I really enjoyed it, and there were some things that they did right, enough, to paraphrase a famous line form the movie, in ways it felt like “we’re home.”
That was my smile this week: Seeing the new Star Wars movie. What was yours?
If you haven’t seen it, here is a little background to The Weekly Smile as well as some quick guidelines.
So, what made you smile this week? Write about it and post on the link-up (or click the little blue frog below). While you’re there, read what everyone else is smiling about! And come back to it later, if last week is any indication new smiles will be added daily!