Viewers are still in love with the Original Trilogy’s story even after 40 years

Caption of the Millenium Falcon at Disneyland California.
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Star Wars episode 4-6, the original trilogy or The Age of Rebellion is often referred to as the best of the best by the audience and A New Hope, which is one of these movies, was the first Star Wars movie George Lucas produced and was created back in 1977. The other two movies where The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Now, do these movies still hold the crown or have they fallen into oblivion?

What did we find out?

As it turns out, no. Viewers still love the original trilogy and that’s pretty much that. The story is highly appreciated where the movies managed to score a grading above 4 / 5. The same applies to their special effects which is very impressive. Remember that these movies were made in the 70s and 80s. However, as with any movie, there is always some downside to it and with The Age of Rebellion, that flaw is video and audio quality. It’s somewhat comical though that viewers have issues with the movies’ quality. They are are 40 years old and the technology wasn’t as good back then as it is now, it’s as simple as that. And lastly, viewers loved the characters that were introduced in The Empire Strikes Back, grading it at a solid 4,63 / 5.

Comparison graph showing in percent how many gave which grade to the topic “quality” for each of these movies.


The Original Trilogy has withstood the test of time and only video and audio quality has become somewhat of a problem. Luckily, the remastered version addressed that issue. Other than that there’s not that much to tell. The trilogy is appreciated and viewers love it.

The research team at Gavagai performed this analysis using our AI-powered text analysis tool, Gavagai Explorer. All texts for A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, that were analyzed in this article were collected from public online data published on Amazon.

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