Originally posted by anduril
I'm surprised by everybody's love for the visuals. I don't find them impressive at all because they simply do nothing

I think you mean they do nothing for "Star Wars"- the first films.

The new special effects are too busy, too complicated. The original films had lots of sfx, but nowhere near the kind of dense caterwauling that Lucas has given us since '99.

But dropped into some OTHER space movie?
The visuals are astounding- especially the space battles with various ships/vehicles.
They just don't exactly jive with the Star Wars (1977) universe.
They seem out of place somehow...the cheaper FX of the original movies proved less is more. It worked wonderfully.
(so sez me)

I'll take a giant rubber Jabba over a CGI Gungan anyday..
Even R2-D2 has a living person inside.