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May. 30th, 2007 (UTC)

I'm unusual amongst geeks for not having seen the Star Wars films until I was an adult, and then on the small screen. I could not for the life of me figure out what the big deal was. The storytelling was bad, the acting was awful, the sfx were--ok, well, by the time I saw them they were been-there-done-that, but I appreciated that they were cutting edge when they were released. But wow, such not-good-storytelling!

I eventually saw them in the theatre when they did the back to back releases in the 90s, and then I finally got it. Those movies are *made* for the big screen. The awe and delight of the Epicness of it all helps take away from the bad acting and awful scripts (though Empire's pretty good, all things considered). I'd probably agree they haven't aged well in general, but seeing 'em in their proper venue helps a lot.

Gotta wholeheartedly agree about FORBIDDEN PLANET, though, and I think the above poster who commented on THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL is right on the mark, too. Those two are movies I wouldn't mind seeing remade, except there's no way they'd be as good as the originals.

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