Written February 11, 2012
No matter what they did to it, this is Star Wars! There were some pretty spectacular 3D scenes and in just the right amount. I've been to some 3D movies that give you a headache from overdoing the 3D, in my opinion. I hope they do the rest of the series so we can see them all.
Written February 13, 2012
I was a Star Wars person as a kid....sharing it again with my son was a special memory. The effects were awesome and we had a great time. It is a great way to have an experience with a kid that brings some of your own past experience into the day. Take a kid! The 3D was a great and fun addition.
Written September 15, 2014
I saw the original episode 1 when it was first released. I had not yet seen a 3D movie and knowing how I have enjoyed the Star Wars story since seeing it in 1977 I was committed to seeing this re-release. Frankly, the 3D addition was weak. The story was as good as it had been in 2D. The effects of the 3D added very little to my overall enjoyment. The pod racing scene was enhanced but was short-lived.
If you are going to see this movie because you want to see magnificent 3D effects, don't waste your money. If you want to see it because, like me, you are fan of the story, you won't regret it. See it for the story and its an A+; see if for the effects and I give it a C-.
Written February 14, 2012
Pod racing scene was EPIC! This being my least favorite of the movies, I was impressed my the use of the 3D effects. Made the fight, space, and pod race scene that much cooler.
Written December 27, 2014
Some buddies and I took our nine year olds to see this movie. My kid had never seen the film before. The 3D effect was not very good. Compared to other recent epic 3D films, the 3D in this film was bad.