Originally Posted by Closet Geek
I'll grant you, I've been a huge SW fan since it's release back in 1977 but these threads do in fact bring out "the worst" in people sometimes. Please understand that my comment is not to say that the other poster is in a "worst" category in any way. At any rate, your question leads me to believe that you weren't part of the "Star Wars Experience" so to speak. I may totally be missing the mark here but even people that I know that aren't big sci fi fans still acknowledge how huge this movie was. If I may ask, where you part of the original release?
(and the recent glut of superhero movies) probably fall under the "fantasy" genre more than "sci-fi", IMO. And sci-fi is my favorite genre, as far as movies go. But since you asked, I was 15 when Ep4
was released, and probably didn't actually see it until almost 19 years of age. And as a "Trek
" lover, this really should've grabbed me.
I told someone not long ago, that perhaps I would've fallen for the franchise hook-line-and-sinker if I were a bit younger. But coming in a little later, I think I saw how paper-thin the story really is; everything is stark black and white with no shades of grey whatsoever. I mean, I could see Vader scaring a few 4 year-olds, but found nothing scary about him at all. Lucas could've went a bit "darker" with that character at least.
But this thread has not gone "off-the-rails". Yet.