Only the other day I had some friends round as we tried to watch all of the Star Wars films in one day and something occurred to me during that film and alcohol binge; most of the Star Wars films aren’t good.
A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back and the final fight between Luke and Vader in Return on the Jedi are good, and that’s about it. Rogue One, too. An enjoyable film, that.
It beggars belief as to how Star Wars has the kind of prestige it does now, given its pretty poor track record. The Mandalorian is going some way to repair the damage, but more is needed.
Nonetheless, I still booked my midnight screening to The Rise of Skywalker because I’m a coward bitch. Happy, Kathleen Kennedy? I bet you are.
Can’t do anything to get the sack, can you? You’re like Ole Gunnar Solskjær. Sort of rhymed.
I’ve completely digressed. What I did for free and didn’t really enjoy, if you’re lucky enough, you could get paid $1000 to do, as CableTV.com says it will pay one lucky Twitter user $1,000 to watch ten Star Wars films and share their thoughts about them on social media.
You can watch the films in any order you like, but you have to live-tweet your thoughts of each one as you watch them. Despite the option to do what you like, the obvious and only way to watch these films goes: Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, Solo, Rogue One, A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens and last (maybe least) The Last Jedi.
If you need help tweeting about them:
Hope that helped.
To watch these films, you’ll have to set aside 22 hours and 25 minutes, but CableTV.com will be sending you all of the blu-rays, along with an R2-D2 popcorn popper, a Chewbacca onesie, and a Han Solo Nerf blaster. Very fun.
If this seems like a bit of you, you can submit your 200-word explanation as to why you’re perfect for the gig. Sadly you have to be a US citizen to take part and you have to apply before 7 pm ET on the 11th of December.
If you need help remembering that, that’s the day after my mum’s birthday.
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Alfie Powell joined as an apprentice and was probably hired because he was likely the only person who applied. He's been blagging his way through writing articles for four years now and he's definitely showing signs of slowing down. When not writing for The Hook, Alfie finds time to indulge in his favourite hobbies, such as drinking and sitting down.Follow