The Old Man posted:mneeley490 posted:The Old Man posted:
The first Star War's movie I saw on opening day was A New Hope . And that's all I'm going to say.
I don't think I saw it on opening day, but I have seen it well over 100 times in the theater; usually in 70mm. Still the best of the series, imo.
Welllll....you pulled me in. I was, up to that time, a George Lucas fan, and also as a science fiction fan I was really looking forward to it. I didn't like it ten minutes in and today it wouldn't crack my top 300. (I hope that didn't rain on your parade and you will still continue to enjoy it even after my negative comment.)
"I don't think I saw it on opening day..."
It depends on where you lived. In those days movies would not "open wide." They would play in about ten major cities and usually at only one theater. In Chicago it opened at the Esquire of all places.
I just never had an interest or a curiosity for this series. I thought about watching one a number of years ago, but laid down until the moment passed.
There is certainly a fan base that loves all they have to offer...