Yes, you read that right. I finally sat down and watched Episode IV: A New Hope for the first time in my life. I plan on watching the other two later but I was wanting to start a discussion on the series.
So, I liked Star Wars. I think it was pretty good. The art direction was great, the alien designs were crazy awesome, and the whole industrial space architecture was inspired. That said, I still don't think it's the greatest thing since sliced bread. Yes, it had some cool setpieces, and the Force and all that, but man, did it rush through things. One minute the farmboy's whining to his aunt about how he wants to go and kill some space nazis, the next he's sobbing over her fried skeleton, and the next he's a gung-ho space pilot kissing his not-yet-sister (from what I heard, it wasn't until Episode V that they decided to throw that twist in). I feel like I'm being a little nitpicky about this, but after all that I had heard about how these movies are practically the Holy Geek Bible, the first one is a little underwhelming. Well, I'm hoping Ep. V will be better- it has Yoda, after all.
But anyway, what do you all think of George Lucas' brain baby? Over-rated? Under-rated? Couldn't care less?