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We Just Grew Up

Let's not forget that between the time we saw the spine-chilling opening crawl of Episode IV and the time we sat down to watch it again for Episode I, twenty years had passed. Many of us saw Star Wars as children or teenagers. We were different at that stage of our lives and it was easy to catch hold of our imagination: an idealistic youth, a princess, a villain, an exotic setting, cutting edge special effects... Sold! How could we not be? But with 20 years of fond memories the nostalgia grew and expectations rose. Could Lucas recreate the 70's all over again? If we thought he could, is it little wonder we were disappointed?