For as much guff as the prequals have taken and deserved, I can still remember the feeling I had when I saw "New Hope" or Star Wars as it was once known. It was the first release. I went to one of the old movie palaces that had a huge screen and actuall ushers. The place was packed so I was down front. The music was not impressive, it sounded like old Korngold. The introduction word crawl was alright. Then came the first ship That was pretty cool. Then came Vaders ship. That was jaw dropping. The size was amazing and Lucas made you feel how big it was. CGI has made big strides since then but that was an impressive sight.