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.
Star Wars Just Isn't All That Stimulating
"It's an incredibly basic and formulaic story with a very common structure. [It's] not exactly difficult to understand. Most people have low standards and are easily impressed. Laser swords, princesses, evil lords and magic [mixed] with some really good John Williams music [made] people will lap it up.
"I get it, I'm just not entertained by it. I want more depth and meaning behind my films. I work in the industry and you tend to find that those who are more involved with filmmaking and thus are exposed to more kinds of films are far less impressed by them than the general population are.
"You have to accept that not everyone likes what you like, it's kinda patronizing to assume that it's because they don't understand it. Maybe you don't understand anything better so you think it's good,"
Darth Vader Should Have Killed All The Main Characters
From a former Redditor:
"I have trouble articulating my lack of enjoyment for the series. It's annoying too because I'm friends with a large group of people who love the series and can't wait till it comes out next week and I'm completely indifferent to it...
"The whole idea of the force just seems stupid to me personally. Darth Vader can kill people with his mind and choke them to death yet he is going to fight all the main characters with his light saber?
"And I'm sure the fans of the series have some explanation for why this happens that is in the film but it just doesn't work for me. Plus I just think the acting is so bad. In all six of them really."
The Movie Is Sentimental Not Good
"Star Wars has to be one of the most over blown, tedious, and boring franchises out there. The only reason anyone defends it is because of the sentimental value it holds. They grew up with it, and so in their mind they remember it as a great movie. In reality, though, it's a children's movie and it comes across as a children's movie. It has no plot, story, or substance. I think that deep down everyone knows this, whether or not they're willing to admit it.
"Let's take a minute to talk about the plot... or the lack of one. Take a few minutes to think about this. The plot... isn't unique in the slightest, and isn't in-depth. It's also kind of boring. Most of the script seems to have been written in one draft and turned in as good enough.
"The one thing it has going for it is the revolutionary special effects. It's the first of it's kind, and unique in that regard. Unfortunately, the special effects were so clearly given far more priority than plot or characters that it makes the movie more of a novelty than anything else."
It Takes Itself Too Seriously
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."