You may already be aware of this little known fact, but people love Star Wars. They've based their lives around it. Some people love that far, far away galaxy so much that they've actually made Star Wars fan films. Believe it or not, though, there are actually people who don't like Star Wars. Some hate it so vehemently that they have said some pretty shocking stuff about the franchise. There's a third, inexplicable group of people who have never seen Star Wars but they are completely irrelevant.
While movie-goers dislike George Lucas's universe solely because others love it so much, other people have legitimate gripes and can articulate quite persuasively why they dislike Star Wars (it often has to do with a particular Skywalker's acting chops).
This list explores some of these gripes. If you are a Force fanatic, be prepared. Some of these reasons are particularly harsh.
George Lucas Just Doesn't Compare To Kurt Vonnegut
From a former Redditor:
"I didn't grow up with it. I was 19 when I saw Episode IV for the first time and it just didn't do anything for me.
"My father was an aspiring novelist and the house was always full of books by Vonnegut, Sheckley, Asimov, Sladek, Blish, et al, so I grew up with a pretty specific idea of what sci-fi should be. It shouldn't take itself too seriously, it should deal with aspects of human nature that are less hackneyed than 'good versus evil', and the characters should be more detailed than the planets."
Star Trek Has More Science (More Science Is A Good Thing)
"I liked them as a kid, as I grew up with the prequels. Recently, I re-watched episode three because it was the prequel I remember being the best. Sadly, it was awful. My major issue has to be the focus on mysticism over technology.
"Look, I am NOT a Trekkie, but Star Trek gets it right. The great power of the future is not religion; it's science. Once I started noticing all of the mysticism in the movies, the universe has never been the same..."
Nothing Holds Up Except Yoda
"I grew up with the prequel trilogy, never having seen the originals. While I did enjoy them, they just weren't that interesting. I have no interest in the original trilogy, because it's such a large part of pop culture that gets parodied and referenced so often that I pretty much know everything that's going to happen already. The story holds no weight for me because I never got to experience it in its pure form, and it's been spoiled already by the rest of the world.
"I eventually got around to seeing Episode IV a few years ago. It was fine for what it was, but it just felt incredibly dated. Honestly, the only thing in Star Wars that I enjoy a lot is the character Yoda. That's it."
The Star Wars Characters Speak English, An Unexplained Mystery
"Because they are from a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, and they speak English."