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Only just got round to watching Star Wars which is crazy given how huge this series of films is, the missus is a big fan and with the new one coming out I thought I had better watch them as I'll be dragged to the cinema.

I've only seen the first 3 so far but I don't get it, I get the storyline, I don't get the hype, I don't see how this has become so popular.

The storyline is Eastenders level of basic, special effects truly horrific, fight scenes cringeworthy, characters shocking, there's only a handful that actual talk. R2D2 and the Wookie are irritating and Jabba the Hut reminds me of an ex.

People have said on Twitter to me if I don't like the first 3 don't continue as it gets worse, the missus claims they get better. 

I just can't face watching anymore and this is coming from someone that has watched Prison Break all the way through.

To me it's another example of how branding can mask how poor it is, just like The Walking Dead.

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18 minutes ago, Daveo said:

Only just got round to watching Star Wars which is crazy given how huge this series of films is, the missus is a big fan and with the new one coming out I thought I had better watch them as I'll be dragged to the cinema.

I've only seen the first 3 so far but I don't get it, I get the storyline, I don't get the hype, I don't see how this has become so popular.

The storyline is Eastenders level of basic, special effects truly horrific, fight scenes cringeworthy, characters shocking, there's only a handful that actual talk. R2D2 and the Wookie are irritating and Jabba the Hut reminds me of an ex.

People have said on Twitter to me if I don't like the first 3 don't continue as it gets worse, the missus claims they get better. 

I just can't face watching anymore and this is coming from someone that has watched Prison Break all the way through.

To me it's another example of how branding can mask how poor it is, just like The Walking Dead.

What do you mean by the first 3? Chronologically in terms of when the films were made or in terms of the storyline?

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24 minutes ago, Daveo said:

Only just got round to watching Star Wars which is crazy given how huge this series of films is, the missus is a big fan and with the new one coming out I thought I had better watch them as I'll be dragged to the cinema.

I've only seen the first 3 so far but I don't get it, I get the storyline, I don't get the hype, I don't see how this has become so popular.

The storyline is Eastenders level of basic, special effects truly horrific, fight scenes cringeworthy, characters shocking, there's only a handful that actual talk. R2D2 and the Wookie are irritating and Jabba the Hut reminds me of an ex.

People have said on Twitter to me if I don't like the first 3 don't continue as it gets worse, the missus claims they get better. 

I just can't face watching anymore and this is coming from someone that has watched Prison Break all the way through.

To me it's another example of how branding can mask how poor it is, just like The Walking Dead.

by first three, do you mean the ones made since 2000s which were prequels? Or the original 3 (Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, Return of Jedi) which were made in late 70s/early 80s?

Personally, the more recent ones were ruined by shocking CGI.

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5 minutes ago, Daveo said:

I've been watching in release order, New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi

personally, they're a bit 'meh' for me. Don't love them, don't hate them. The last one they made, I think it was the last one anyway, did entertain me, where he got burned.

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You've got to bear in mind that A New Hope was made almost 30 years ago. When I first saw them I was about 10 years old and they just blew my mind with the effects and characters. If you're comparing them to today's (sometimes inferior) CGI effects and choreographed stunts, then they are going to look old. Just that at the time, there had been nothing like it at the cinema before - ILM really did break the mould and many films since have tried to emulate them (and failed).

That said, I don't agree with most who say they prefer Empire Strikes Back. For me, there's too much time messing around in the forest and not enough lasers and explosions - but that's my 10 year old self coming through. My ratings for what it's worth (nothing):

A New Hope: 9/10

Empire Strikes Back: 7/10

Return of the Jedi: 7/10 (would have been 8 but for the Ewoks)

The Phantom Menace: 3/10 (Jar ******* Jar Binks)

Attack of the Clones: 5/10

Revenge of the Sith: 5.5/10

The last 2 lose a point for some horrific script writing. Some of the dialogue is truly awful.

There are plently of "huge" franchise films and TV shows that I've never understood the hype for but Star Wars was just a part of growing up and is regarded fondly as a result.

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Yeah, don't watch the other three, that'll put you off watching films in general and make you question things about life. 

Just get yourself along to see Force Awakens, now you've watched the originals you'll get what's going on. I think you've missed out on not seeing them as a kid and playing all the Star Wars games and buying the toys and ****, that's what the experience really is.

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I think this is it, you need to watch them at a young age and fall in love with the characters, maybe then I would have appreciated it more.

I knew going into it the CGI would be bad, but you have no plot twists to make you think wow but you can get over that with the action scenes but even those are massive let down, the fight scenes are just laughable, they did a great job with the lightsabers but acting was so so bad. 

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11 minutes ago, Wolfie said:

 Star Wars was just a part of growing up and is regarded fondly as a result.

Exactly this.

I'll take your confusion as genuine rather than an attempt to wind people up, but seriously - if you watch any scifi films from the late 70s/early 80s they all look crap now. You have to watch them and appreciate how groundbreaking they were at the time, and how magical kids of that era found them

 

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