Science Fiction has always fascinated me with the ability it has to reflect on our own situation by imagining very different worlds. In this regard, I think Episodes 4 and 5 are some of the greatest science fiction films of all time.
So it was with great anticipation that I waited for Episode 1 to come out back in 1999. And of course like everyone else, I was impressed with the technological wizardry of the images on the screen. And while there are some thematic elements that have promise in the film (like the largely unexplored nature of the symbiotic relationship of intelligent species on Naboo), in the details of the script it is disappointing. Unfortunately the 3-D version didn't help this!
Undoubtedly in the name of forging family memories, I'll try to convince my wife and kids to accompany me to Episodes 2 and 3 when they come out in 3-D over the next couple of years. But I'm seriously looking forward to the outings in 2015 and 2016 when A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back hit the big screen in 3-D. In the meantime, I'll have to content myself with watching episodes on Netflix of what is surely the most profound television series in the last decade: Battlestar Galactica.