You Can't Understand the Power of the Dark Side!

Wednesday, May 18, 2005
In case you live under a rock and don't know it Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith opens tonight. On my way to lunch I passed by a movie theater and saw a small but significant line already forming for people wishing to catch the midnight show.

I really just don't understand this mentality at all. Do you really have to be the first? Is it so bad to wait a few hours and catch it first thing in the morning? Better yet, be like me and wait a week or two before catching it just to avoid standing in any sort of line at all.

I guess there is something to be said about watching a movie with a bunch of other crazed fans like yourself, and I do mean CRAZED. Where else are you going to get people dressing up in costume to go to the movies? Maybe Lord of the Rings but Tolkien fans are freaks too.


Kat said...

i saw episodes I and II and all of the LOTR movies at midnight...

i feel sort of sad that i'm not seeing episode III tonight, but i need the sleep.

David Cho said...

I tried to catch the midnight showing of Crossroads, but there was no midnight premier.

Did I say that out loud?

Ryan said...

I saw FotR at midnight. It was kind of exciting to stand around in the cold with other fans for a much anticipated opening. It's cool to see the people dressed up and wandering around. But, when we actually sat down it's just like seeing it any other time, except more crowded and stinky. And occasionally people cheer and yell which is really annoying. I've never gone back to a midnight showing.

Anonymous said...

Come on Terrence, if it was "Revenge of the Logical" with practical conservatives battling emotional/religious reactionaries, you'd be camped out, first in line.