With the 40th anniversary of the first Star Wars having been and gone, you’ll likely have fallen into one of two categories. Either you were super excited and eager to see all the news released to honour this day, or you were wondering what all of the fuss was about, right?
We know that not everybody cares about the Star Wars movies, after all, everybody has different tastes. But if you have even the slightest inclination to experience the films through your own eyes, we’d highly recommend it. After all, it’s never too late to become a fan!
To get all of you newbies started, here are a few reasons why checking them out is never a bad idea.
They're easy to access!
We’re willing to bet that you already have at least one person in your life who loves the franchise. So you're already close to someone who matters to you, someone who would be more than happy to explain the finer details of the movies to you.
All that aside, there are tons of different articles and posts to keep you up to date and soon you’ll feel like you were a fan all along. With so much information available out there, and the existing films all readily available, you won’t have to search too hard to become up to speed.
Everyone is going to be talking about it
With The Force Awakens having broken box office records and introduced Star Wars to a whole new audience, the hype surrounding The Last Jedi is bigger than ever before.
Do you really want to be standing around with all your friends discussing their favourite scenes, vaguely nodding along and hoping they don’t notice? Or do you want to be leading the conversation, sharing your favourite moments and your theories about the future of the Star Wars universe?
The Force Awakens is currently the highest grossing film of all time in the UK, and there is a strong chance that The Last Jedi could follow a similar route. Now’s the perfect time to acquaint yourself with the Star Wars universe, and become a part of history this December.
They're meant to be experienced on the biggest screen possible
Come on, you know films are always better on the big screen. You might have missed out on the existing films, but just imagine how great it would feel to view your first ever Star Wars film on the largest screen you can find.
And so many options potentially await you – 2D, 3D, D-BOX, IMAX, VIP – making it an experience unlike any other you’ve had before.
Episode VIII is poised to be the best one yet
Not much is known about the plot so far, but expectations are already high. The Force Awakens reunited our favourite characters alongside several new companions, and we cannot wait to see where their journey takes them next.
The Star Wars universe continues to get bigger and bigger, and this action-packed adventure is bound to leave us on the edge of our seats, desperately awaiting Episode IX in 2019. And with the late Carrie Fisher appearing as General Leia Organa for the very last time we can guarantee that some tears are going to be shed, making this an unmissable experience for Star Wars fans, new or old.
What have you got to lose?
You must love movies or you wouldn’t be here, right? Whether you’re a complete newbie or watched one a few years ago and decided they weren’t for you, what’s the harm in giving Star Wars another shot?
You might be pleasantly surprised! And hey if not, at least you tried, and you’ll know for sure. But if you do become a fan, you get to join us in anticipation for Episode IX, as we desperately seek out any and all information that we can. What could be better than that?
So, what are you waiting for? It's time to educate yourself in the world of Star Wars in time for The Last Jedi on 15th December.
Hannah Dixon is a writer who blogs for Cineworld as part of our news team.