The Star Wars movies

@artguy (1476)
United States
January 15, 2007 12:07pm CST
With all the hoopla and adoration for these movies, I have to say I don't get it. The only Star Wars movie I really liked was the very first one. The other ones never did anything for me at all. I'm a big sci fi fan, but other than the first Star Wars movie the others never excited me.
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• United States
14 Apr 07
Uhhh, okay, the guy above really spat out a mouthful. Irregardless of his review, I'll say a few words as an old sci-fi geek: When "Star Wars" (as it was called, way back then)came out people had forgotten what good science fiction could do in movie format. They'd all seen 'The Andromeda Strain" and "2001: A Space Odyssey", and Channel 13 (PBS) has been airing "The Star Lost". Even Chanel 5 (WPIX) was showing series like "UFO" and "Space: 1999!" but nothing can compare with the joy and wonder that Lucas brought to the big screen the way "Star Wars" did. Yes, I had seen "Lawrence of Arabia", "Gunfight At The O.K. Corral", "Robin Hood" and "The Wizard of Oz", but I never expected someone to take elements from all of those movies and pack them together into a scifi flick. It was my ultimate dream as a kid, really. I was one of those little geeks who wished that "Star Trek" could be back on the tube, and at the time when "Star Wars" came out, there was talk and hope. But "Star Wars" broke my need for "Star Trek" in a way that I never dreamed possible. Anyway, my favorite parts of "Star Wars" included the T-16 landspeeder, the Millennium Falcon, Mark Hamill, and of course, James Earl Jones as the voice of Darth Vader. I was so impressed that I waited for all of the rest of the films with great anticipation. Like you, as the films progressed, I found that they became more and more hokey, less and less believable, and finally, a waste of my time and money. I'd also like to add that the retouching of "Star Wars" to include CGI animals and graphics did nothing for my eyes. No, in fact, it ruined "Star Wars" for me to the point that I cringe or walk away when I see some idiot Jawa being thrown from a CGI dinosaur in Mos Eisley. As for Jabba The Hut being CGI'd in, I was so revolted that I nearly lost my lunch. Oh, and "Revenge of The Jedi" - the ending, with AUUGHHHH!!!! the NEW Skywalker edited in is blasphemy. It makes me want to go to Skywalker ranch and stuff a dinosaur into George Lucas's mouth. Uhhhh. do you think I've made my point? I'm with you.