It’s just about time for another My Star Wars Moment, no? In this series we ask a fan to highlight their favourite moment or memory, be it watching the film, discovering The Clone Wars or meeting the actors! Today we have a Moment from Padmaynaberrie, whose blog on Tumblr, A Binary Sunset, I check out religiously. Her Moment is a great look into how Star Wars can grow on you and the love some people out there have for the Prequels!
A Life Forever Changed
I think that my favourite Star Wars moment, or really moments, would be the times I saw The Attack of the Clones and The Revenge of the Sith in theaters with my mother. She grew up when the Originals were released in the 70s and 80s and had been a big fan ever since and when she found out that the Prequels were coming out she was overjoyed and decided to take me. When she took me to The Phantom Menace I didn’t respond to it, not because as the critics said that it was “a bad movie”, but because I just couldn’t understand a lot of it and didn’t really like action movies at that point, so I didn’t connect with it.
In May of 2002 she took me to The Attack of the Clones against my will, but I’m glad she did because it changed my life forever. I fell in love with the film and wanted to know everything Star Wars after that. I loved Anakin and Padme and could relate to them both. And I just loved John William’s music, the costumes, the fairytale elements, Obi-Wan’s film noir detective storyline, the adventure, and darkness, but also the light-hearted moments. To me The Attack of the Clones was everything you could ask for in a movie and I know that many Star Wars fans would disagree vehemently. But I loved it so much. When I saw The Revenge of the Sith in 2005 I loved it as well. It broke my heart, but I loved it.
These movies have been a friend to me when I’m sad or lonely and have really helped me through difficult times over the past 13 years so for that I am very grateful. Star Wars has changed my life for the better and I’ll always be glad my mom took me to see them.