'5-25-77' Trailer Tells the Story of the First 'Star Wars' Fanboy

Tuesday, 02 May 2017 - 1:51PM
Star Wars
Tuesday, 02 May 2017 - 1:51PM
'5-25-77' Trailer Tells the Story of the First 'Star Wars' Fanboy
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It's Star Wars week, and as we all gear up in preparation for movie marathons on May the 4th, there's a wonderful opportunity to watch the trailer for an upcoming biopic about the world's first Star Wars geek.

Everyone who's seen and fallen in love with Star Wars has their own story about how they first came into contact with the movie series, or how these stories helped to shape their lives. Director Patrick Read Johnson, famous for Spaced Invaders, is no exception to this, and his upcoming film 5-25-77 is an autobiographical story about his career as a young filmmaker.

The movie will make it to theaters on May 25, 2017, exactly forty years after the release of the original Star Wars (now titled A New Hope), and will explore what life was like for science fiction fans during the momentous summer that saw the space opera first explode into the public consciousness. As a teenager, Johnson was given the opportunity to be one of the first people outside of Lucasfilm to see Star Wars, and the experience dramatically changed his life, his relationship with his friends, and his endeavors to become a film director in his own right.



Of course, while not all of us were given the chance to be among the first wave of Star Wars fans, there's a lot in this trailer that anyone who grew up obsessed with George Lucas' science fiction saga will relate to. From teenage crushes to overbearing bullies, to a sense of isolation and frustration at the growing pains that come from youth, there's a lot in here that feels awfully familiar, and is no doubt why Johnson feels that his own Star Wars story is worth telling.

This isn't even the first movie of its kind - Fanboys explores a similar subject, detailing the lives of a group of Star Wars fans. That movie launched the careers of plenty of big name actors, such as How to Train Your Dragon star Jay Baruchel, and Dan Fogler of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them fame.

This being the case, it's definitely worth keeping an eye on 5-25-77 this summer. It might just be the kind of movie that your teenage self would have felt vindicated and validated their entire existence.
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