Tonight I have plans to go see th3e latest Star Wars movie. My grown daughter is taking me and I'm both excited and apprehensive. You see I have been a Star Wars fan ever since the first movie came out. Go ahead and try to figure it out you know you want to. I'm talking about my age.
When I say I'm a fan I'm talking about seeing all the movies, more than once, and even read more than one, and I own two light sabers. So why am I apprehensive? Because I was so disappointed in The Phantom Menace. Now a lot of people will spout off about a certain character in the movie and various other superficial mistakes as they see them. Personally I found Jar Jar Binks quite entertaining. No, my problem was with the whole timeline thing. Among the biggest was the fact was the age Obi-Wan Kenobi. If you haven't thought about it then here is something for you o chew on for a while. Either Jedi Knights age extremely quickly or you have to admit that old George screwed up on that one. In the A New Hope Luke is sixteen and Obi-Wan is portrayed, quite beautifully by Sir Alec Guinness, as a fairly old man. Yet if you do the figures here from his age in The Phantom Menace he would have been in his very mid thirties at the time of A New Hope. Yes I'm a stickler for timelines. Even if you can excuse other glaring mistakes in the fourth movie, and there were several, that is one you can't overlook. No I'm not going to pull them all out because if you haven't noticed them then I have no intention of taking away from you any more about the movie than I just did.
Now we have the new movie. Remember I stated that I've read a books or two that were set after the rebels defeat the empire and have also kept up with the story over the years. I am interested in just where they are going with this movie. I know from what I've seen of the trailers they have jumped ahead in time long after the birth of the twins and Luke meeting his red headed pain in the butt. Yes it's been a long time since I read that book.
So yes I'm worried about how this will be handled. I hope they can at least add two and two together and come up with four and not sixty four.