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    Question Star Wars phase already over?

    Is the buzz wearing off or is it just me? Is AOTC already old news? It's just now July and it's like it's all over. I'm haveing trouble finding the free stuff that came with the chips and cereal. No more commerical on TV. Nothing new happening at all.

    Sure the toys are still comeing out, but they are kind of stalling. If the buzz has worn off, then so is the buzz about the toys. When TPM came out we couldn't turn around for months after the movie without seeing something Star Wars related. AOTC has been out for just 6 weeks and already there is dying interest.

    What's the deal? Has anyone else noticed this, or am I just the only one?
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    Didn't get much of a chance at theaters and is already getting pulled from some. It wasn't released to as many theaters as the rest of the movies are. It was literally in half of the amount of theaters that Spider-Man was here, considering the theater I went to had 2 screens for Spider-Man and the bigger screen for AOTC.
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    I don't think the AOTC buzz lasted as long as TPM did because that was 1st new SW movie in 17-18 years. Hopefully EPS3 will have more buzz because it may be the last and will probably be closer to the OT visually so it may touch more of nerve with people who didn't really care much about SW, but knew the movies and will probably more into it for the similarity reasons.
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    Don't forget, Lucas/20th Century Fox made the exhibitors keep TPM in their main theaters for a month or two before they could pull it out. AOTC had no such clause. Plus add in the Spiderman, Minority Report, blockbuster factor and it doesn't seem to be as big.

    I'd at least like to see it once more in theaters. Preferrentially in a digital format.
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    I really can't stand that. At some points in the year there's absolutely no good movies at all...and at other times, there's a bajillion good movies playing at once!

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    Originally posted by DeadEye
    I really can't stand that. At some points in the year there's absolutely no good movies at all...and at other times, there's a bajillion good movies playing at once!
    Yea I know exactly what you mean and you can't get them all seen before they all out of the theatres.
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    The "general populace" seemed to had died off within 2 weeks of the movie opening. At this point, the general media buzz seemed to be "the newest Star Wars movie," unlike 3 years ago. The general public seemed to have ZERO interest this time around, and thus the media outlets switched to the "next big thing."
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    I went to a showing last night, and many people were looking at their watches. I noticed only because it was my fourth viewing in a two week period, and I was checking reaction during the "down" times in the show. The theatre was too hot, and quite a few folks were yawniing, and heading to the bathroom during the "Sound of Music" sequences on Naboo.
    I wonder if the fans are the only ones that are REALLY digging this movie? Most of the guys I work with that are my age (30ish) have said it was "okay" and that they liked Spidey and Minority Report a lot better.
    The movie still rocks, but I think I like it better than the others because it's Star Wars and I know so much about the characters, relationships, history etc. More than a couple of people I know have expressed a little confusion at trying to figure out what's going on. Maybe it's not a great "jumping on" point? If I had only seen the movies once each, and not since TPM would I get it all? Hard to say.
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    Originally posted by jjreason
    I went to a showing last night, and many people were looking at their watches. I noticed only because it was my fourth viewing in a two week period, and I was checking reaction during the "down" times in the show. The theatre was too hot, and quite a few folks were yawniing, and heading to the bathroom during the "Sound of Music" sequences on Naboo.
    I wonder if the fans are the only ones that are REALLY digging this movie? Most of the guys I work with that are my age (30ish) have said it was "okay" and that they liked Spidey and Minority Report a lot better.
    The movie still rocks, but I think I like it better than the others because it's Star Wars and I know so much about the characters, relationships, history etc. More than a couple of people I know have expressed a little confusion at trying to figure out what's going on. Maybe it's not a great "jumping on" point? If I had only seen the movies once each, and not since TPM would I get it all? Hard to say.
    I noticed a similar phenomenon during the midnight premiere of Episode I. One of my friends, who is a pretty big SW fan, though not as hardcore as most of us, was asking me questions during nearly the entire movie. Now, he knows about a lot of the characters, and is by no means a dumb person, but the whole time it was like "Is that Leia?" "Is that Darth Vader?" "Who is that?" "Is he a Sith?" "Why is that guy with him?" I dunno...he seem really confused by the whole thing. I myself was actually guilty of checking my watch, but mostly because it was the midnight showing, and I was just way too tired that day to be at a movie theatre at 12am....I was mostly checking my watch during the podrace sequence. Man that thing was long, and I didn't really care for it at all.

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    Well, the Star Wars craze really isn't as big down here as it was for TPM, but I personally feel more into Star Wars than ever before. Perhaps it's because Star Wars has grown deeper into my veins and I feel proud to collect the Saga figures, along with all the others that I have. Anyway, that's just me.
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