I was six years old when Star Wars came out. My father took my brother and me to see it. A few years later, my parents split up before The Empire Strikes Back was released. It was the first time I went to see a movie more than once; by the end of the summer, I’d seen it seven times. I don’t remember how many times I saw Return of the Jedi–what I remember more vividly was a friend of mine who had a promotional poster for Revenge of the Jedi. And oh, how I coveted that–a rarity.
Later, I saw the next three Star Wars movies and I don’t remember anything about them. This routine from Patton Oswalt sums it up.
Now, we’ve got a new Star Wars movie and I bet it’s pretty good. But I just don’t have a strong urge to see it. No offense to anyone who is jazzed about it, of course. Good for them. I just don’t really get the fascination anymore.
If any of you have seen it let us know how it is. Meanwhile, check out this good profile of George Lucas.
My wife got tix to see it an an IMAX theater in 3 weeks. I am pretty psyched. I've only seen one other movie in such a theater and that was 20 years ago. Early reviews seem pretty good but I'm trying to pay no mind because I want to know as little as possible going in. I'll never forgot my long passed Grandpa sleeping through Empire Strikes Back when he took me when I was 5. I kept looking at him thinking, "how is missing this?"
Took us about a month to see the original, the lines were that long, even in Middletown, NY.
I loved it. Found it thrilling. It wasn't a great film or anything, but a perfectly capable one and with more than enough fan service to right the ship following the prequel abominations.
The Millennium Falcon alone was worth the price of admission.
 Yes, go see it. You don't have to be a fan of any of the movies; you can even be a hater and still like watching it. You won't regret it.