As an old sci-fi fan from w-a-y back — I was once the proud owner of *all*
— I am a bit of a
snob about the Star Wars movies — ALIEN was more to my taste. Star Wars
type stuff is a legitimate sub-genre within sci fi, though — “Space Opera,”
we used to call it (the analogy is with Soap Operas, not… operas) — and
good harmless fun, if you don’t mind the corny dialogue, kitschy f/x, and
ludicrous science bloopers (things exploding noisily in outer space, etc.
I do wish, though, there were a few more intelligent & truly imaginative
sci-fi movies. What I wish, in fact, is that the ratio of intelligent stuff
to shoot-’em-up corn was the same in sci-fi movies as it is in sci-fi print.
Perhaps this is too much to ask.