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Published: Thursday, May 1 2014 10:45 p.m. MDT

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relientk
Saratoga Springs, UT

Yes. The answer is yes.

Mike Johnson
Stafford, VA

Interesting, a movie (Phantom Menace) makes over half a billion dollars and is called a "miserable failure."

Episode IV was unlike anything else for 2 reasons. (1) Special Effects and (2) An epic battle of good and evil and where the back story slowly emerged. At the time, (1977) most of the discussion in the media was about the special effects. We had not seen anything like them before. That got our attention. And episodes V and VI continued the second reason.

The "crackling wit" was pretty lame (even the subject of many jokes), but we put up with it because of the two reasons mentioned above.

Episodes I to III told the back story--key parts of which we already knew. This was the telling of the "Golden Age" for episodes IV to VI. Instead of old cripples and novices doing amazing things with the force, we now had large numbers of fully mature Jedis at their peak. Now, how do you film that and not make it look corny? It wasn't uncovering a back story, so it doesn't have that feel of IV to VI and the special effects are consistent with other contemporary movies.

Lowonoil
Clearfield, UT

I heard captain Septugenarian Solo will survive the destruction of a Death Star by climbing into a space fridge.

eastcoastcoug
Danbury, CT

Jim, you really nailed it with regard to the Star Wars prequels. It's interesting now that we have a 6-movie boxed set how often we watch episodes IV-VI and NEVER watch the newer ones. I can't believe they had all those great actors and sets and still managed to make the writing so boring. Yoda is way more fun in Episode V.

I'm hopeful with Kasdan writing and Abrams directing it will be a winner. I hope these guys have learned from the train wreck of the last 3. I'm most hopeful, given what Abrams has done with Star Trek. I was not a huge fan but these newest 2 episodes are a ton of fun. I hope they don't leave the kid audience out of these...that's another thing that made episodes IV thru VI so good - they appreciated the kids in the audience.

vangroovin
West Jordan, UT

I like all six Star Wars movies. And I still enjoy watching them. I think the prequels were not as fantastic because you already knew the end result. But seeing how the end result came to be was interesting to me. Maybe that's why some people don't like history, because we already know what happens in the present.

Pianoman
Salt Lake City, UT

No it won't be. One reason: JJ Abrams. If it was anybody else directing then I would be holding my breath but seeing what he has done with "Star Trek" has left me impressed and made me a fan of that series when I never was before.

I am excited to see what he does with "Star Wars". You the man, JJ!

RedShirtCalTech
Pasedena, CA

You are all forgetting that a HUGE reason why Episodes I-III were so horible was the fact that the studio didn't dare cross George Lucas. In episodes IV-VI the studio hired some writers to clean up what George had written and make it into a good movie.

We have a really good chance of the new Star Wars movies turn out great because George is not in control nor is he writing it.

goosehuntr
Tooele, UT

I still loved Empire Strikes back the best... I don't know what episode that is... just that it was great. Bennett was a little harsh me thinks on the Star Wars movies... All in all they were pretty good... Sure made a lot of money for being failures. Wish I could have even ONE failure that turned out as good. The Jar Jar character and the ewoks.. were a little tough to swallow, but sometimes you just gotta sit back and enjoy without getting too critical about too much. Whether something is enjoyable or not is mostly about a choice you make. I wouldn't be a very good critic.

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