"The original Star Wars trilogy was good for its time."
The suggestion I hear time and again is that the only reason that people are so fond of it is because of nostalgia.
That is complete and utter bullshit.
I have very fond memories of the cartoon series Muppet Babies.
It was one of my favourite cartoons as a kid, and nostalgia led me to hold on to the belief that it was a brilliant cartoon.
So, when I got the opportunity to watch it, I was very excited.
My nostalgia for this cartoon was certainly not enough for me to enjoy watching it today.
Yet, somehow, I still enjoy watching Star Wars.
Another reason why "good for its time" must be bullshit is that I was born in 1981.
How the fuck is nostalgia meant to be the carrying force behind my love for a movie that was made in 1977?
I wasn't even conceived.
In fact I didn't even get into Star Wars until some time around the early 90s.
And by that stage it was a different time altogether, yet somehow Star Wars was still good by comparison.
No, the original trilogy is simply a brilliant series of films.
Pure entertainment that is absolutely timeless.
When I sit down to watch the original trilogy, I appreciate it for what it is, not what it was.