A Week in Review: May the 4th Be With You

Star Wars is one of the biggest blockbuster hits of all time and is one of cinema’s cultural phenomenons. Star Wars was able to capture the hearts of the young and the old with all its whimsical, sci-fi goodness. All this comes from the mind of one George Lucas, and it has since been cultivated to different forms of media, such as TV shows, games, books, toys, and other merchandise.

Last year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens did awaken the force in all of us after 30 years since the first film premiered in theaters. We were able to relive the sci-fi masterpiece that has captured the hearts of so many through new characters, and we were also able to revisit well-loved characters.

Since Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now out on DVD and Blu-ray, celebrating May 4th was indeed a fun ride. If you celebrated the 4th by watching all the Star Wars films, then bless you. May 4th has been dubbed as somewhat of a Star Wars holiday — Star Wars Day, if you will. Though anyone can just jam a DVD in a player anytime of the year, fans celebrated “May the 4th Be With You” — a play on the infamous Star Wars line: “May the force be with you.” This was first uttered in the first film: Star Wars: A New Hope (Episode IV).


Fans shared their love of the fun “holiday” by watching marathons of the original trilogiesand the prequel trilogies and of course the new addition to their arsenal: The Force Awakens.

I celebrated May 4th by greeting my sister a happy birthday (lucky her) and watching the original trilogy — because Han Solo is so beautiful and nothing can top it. The Empire Strikes Back? Bless you, George Lucas and Lawrence Kasdan.

Of course, the stars of Star Wars themselves also celebrated the special day.

John Boyega, who plays Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, tweeted this, and it’s adorable, and I actually want a photo of how the cast celebrated Star Wars Day.

But this is my personal favorite:


I personally have difficulty making out Carrie Fisher’s tweets from time to time, but I at least know that she’s celebrating May 4th with her buddy and therapy dog, Gary.

And of course, who could ever forget how amazing Mark Hamill (a.k.a. Luke Skywalker) really is, celebrating Star Wars Day by helping raise funds for kids who need medical treatment. What a sweet soul.

How did you celebrate Star Wars Day? Did you have fun? Comment below! We’ll see each other next year again, and do remember that the force will always be strong in us.


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