When I first saw the Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace 3D standee in theaters, it must have been the first time that a major Star Wars property held no sway over me. Even when I saw the 3D trailer, I had no longing, spark or tingle to see it, which is kind of strange. I’ve just been burned by the Prequel Trilogy so much (I’ve watched them multiple times, hoping I just misjudged them. But nope, they actually get worse with each viewing) that they have no power to bring me to the dark side any longer.

Of course, this is all said with the acknowlegment that when the Original Trilogy is released back into theaters (with or without the 3D), my butt will be firmly planted in the largest theater in town, munching on a big tub of popcorn with a huge smile on my face.