I have a confession to make. I've never been able to watch a Star Wars movie from start to finish.. in its original or its innumerable sequels and prequels. I'm older but not that disconnected from the the Star Wars gen that began in 1977.
I've watched other Science Fiction movies and enjoyed ones that came after the first Star Wars. Blade Runner comes to mind, a great SF movie built on a film noire model with stunning cinematography, the original Alien. These were complex psychological scripts with well developed characters, dramatic tension and plots.
I just find the whole fantasy, and 'sweetness' of the Star Wars film.. its reliance of visual gimmickry, cardboard characters, maudlin sentiment, canned plots and cuteness.. make them quite uninteresting.
I'm not one of those, nor do i know anyone, lining up for a week in winter weather to be the first to see the latest episode. I still haven't completed the first.. which came out 40 years ago. .
Last edited by coldstream; Dec 16th, 2015 at 02:20 PM..