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and were definitely extraordinary at the time (IV, V and VI, we can ignore the 'first' 3).
But they are spectacularly over-rated. Apparently I think this because I'm a girl though.
Like 'hey what kind of kerrrazy person would wear a t-shirt like this?'
Bit of love for the chix, massive battles for the blokes. Ewoks for the kids.
im not even going to make an argument
the originals are good fun, well made romps with genuinely memorable characters and a certain sense of naivety (or at least lack of cynicism) that you don't get with sci-fi blockbusters these days (hence this astonishing artefact: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Star_Wars_Holiday_Special). And I think El_Goodo makes a good point about it being nostalgia for 30-somethings: I was too young to see the films at the cinema, but I grew up with the toys, spin off cartoons like Droids and Ewoks, the inevitable showing of one of the films at Christmas, so I think we got quite excited about the opportunity to have 'our' trilogy with the new films. But whether because the new films were rubbish or we're just too old now, I think that whole 'lads liking Star Wars' (a la Spaced) has died down a lot. Those stupid adverts where Yoda and Darth Vader flog electrical tat almost seem calculated to mop up the last remaining fans of the series and boot them out of the door.
but their will never, ever be a pop-culture phenomenon to match it.
Harry Potter? Star Trek? James Bond?
in terms of popularity at the time, long term remains to be seen
You had a movie that literally every person in the world wanted to see when it came out.
It blew people's minds.
taking the harry potter books and films together id say they were at a similar level of popularity
will people be interested in a HP prequel 25 years after the original film?
well book yeah probably, it was a massive thing for the kids of that generation and leaked out beyond them, queues outside bookshops at midnight, news stories on really trivial developments, if rowling announced a prequel im sure there would be huge interest, depends how well she sustains the franchise in the meantime.
They are not quite comparable situations though, the star wars prequels were always supposed to happen so there was alot of anticipation and expectation that they would be made which sustained interest
I love Mr plinkett
There's nothing wrong with them at all, it's all there: comedy, action, arms being chopped off, incest, lasers, a man in a monkey suit. whats better?