Margot Robbie has never watched a ‘Star Wars’ movie, just out of spite


A curly haired Margot Robbie returns to her hotel in NYC

A couple of years after I graduated from college, I was between jobs and I ended up babysitting for my neighbors a few nights here and there. The family was very churchy and Evangelical, but they weren’t looking to convert me, thank God, and they just seemed happy to have some time away from their kids. The two kids were homeschooled and they were super-sheltered, innocent and very pure little souls, and they basically had zero pop culture references, because all they were allowed to do was Bible study and watch a handful of religious cartoons. Enter… me. Yeah, I exposed those kids to wickedness, like…The Sound of Music. In my defense, I thought The Sound of Music would be fine because it involved a nun and singing!! I was delighted to expose those kids to that musical.

Then, one day, I brought over my Star Wars collection, the reissued original trilogy. Once again, I was like “it’s OG Star Wars, they need to see this just as a basic reference point.” Soon Jesus had been abandoned and everything was about Star Wars. No, I jest, but I do think Episodes IV-VI blew their little minds. Judge away, but I think I did that family a big favor. Anyway, I was reminded of that because it’s still strange to me that there are people out there who have never seen even ONE Star Wars movie. I get it if you haven’t seen the latest one, or if you mostly slept on Episode II and III, as I did too. But how can you make it through life and be 20-something or 30-something without ever seeing ANY Star Wars movie? You basically have to be one of those uber-sheltered church kids. Or Margot Robbie:

Margot Robbie has never seen a Star Wars movie in her entire life, and the Australian actress says she doesn’t plan to for as long as possible. Robbie, 29, was interviewed alongside her Once Upon a Time in Hollywood costars, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, whom she says used to tease her whenever she would mention she hadn’t seen an iconic or popular film.

“I remember when you (DiCaprio) and I did Wolf of Wall Street that you would get mad at me for anytime I’d mention a movie I hadn’t seen, he’d be like, ‘How have you not seen Citizen Kane? How can you work in this industry and not see Citizen Kane?!’” she told MTV News. “I’m like, ‘I just got here to this industry, you’ve had more time to watch this stuff!’ Then I’d go home and watch Citizen Kane and watch all the movies he’d tell me I ‘had to see.’”

While the fact that Robbie hadn’t see Citizen Kane may have ruffled her costars feathers, it’s nothing compared to the reactions she gets when she tells people she’s never seen a Star Wars movie. And according to Robbie, the fact that she has made it 29 years without ever seeing one of the films makes her want to watch one even less, especially when meeting a fan of the franchise. Now, Robbie says she just wants to see how long she can go without watching them.

“I’ve never seen any Star Wars (films), and I kind of don’t watch it now just because it infuriates people so much. They’re like, ‘How?! How have you never watched any Star Wars?! And now, I just want to see how long I can make it (without watching them),” she admitted.

Given that Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is about the golden age of cinema, Robbie’s costars were naturally surprised when they learned she hadn’t seen many of the era’s classics. “I’ve never seen Gone With the Wind, either,” she said. “Are you serious?!” DiCaprio, 44, exclaimed in response.

[From People]

I kind of hate-respect the idea of “Star Wars fans are looney and I refuse to watch those movies out of spite.” I get that. I enjoy Star Wars movies but I’m not about to spread the gospel of Star Wars to the non-believers. Again, though, it’s a pop culture reference point. If I was her friend, I would lure her into a quiet weekend with nothing to do and just pop in A New Hope and see where it takes us. I wouldn’t demand that she see Episodes I-III. Maybe, if she finished Return of the Jedi, I would suggest The Force Awakens next. As for not seeing Gone with the Wind… I also get that one, and why an Australian would have skipped it. It’s such an inherently problematic American film.

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  1. runcmc says:

    Ha! I totally get it. I haven’t seen Big Lebowski and people get so weird about that. I wasn’t born in the US either… US media is everywhere *now* but in the 80s and early 90s it wasn’t as easy to watch all of the movies coming out. It really blows some people’s minds!

    And yeah I personally am refusing to watch big Lebowski out of spite so I get her!

    • Incredulous says:

      Nonetheless, the Dude abides… out there takin’ it easy for all the rest of us sinners.

  2. Risa says:

    Honestly,
    Up until I was in my late 20′s I had never seen any of the Star Wars movies either. I have seen all of the recent ones now, because my significant other likes them.
    However, while growing up- if my parents weren’t interested in it- I never had a chance to see it!
    Even after seeing the new ones, I don’t have the desire to watch the original ones… its just not my cup of tea .

  3. a says:

    I’ve never watched them either, not through deliberately trying, though. Just never have. Not even the newer ones. *shrug*

    I normally think curly hair looks good on anyone, but Margot looks so much better with straighter hair.

    • minx says:

      I’ve never seen any Star Wars movies, nor any comic book movies (Spider-Man, Batman, Marvel). Just not my thing.

      • Antonym says:

        Genuine question: how do you know an entire genre is not your thing if you’ve never watched anything in the genre? (I’m referring to comic book movies as a genre)

  4. Lucy says:

    I think she’s more of a Harry Potter fan, if I remember correctly (which is not to say she cannot enjoy both).

  5. Jen says:

    I saw the first three, before they were assigned episode numbers, so that tells you I’m ancient. I have no desire to see any of the “new” ones. I saw a trailer for the phantom menace one and was immediately bored.

    • Brunswickstoval says:

      Same. I saw the first 3 but was 6 when the first one was released and as the youngest sibling had no choice. I grew up in a remote-ish part of Australia and it was the only movie on at the drive in for prob 6 months. It was unavoidable.

      But beyond the first 3 I have zero interest. I can definitely see how someone 15-20 years younger than me avoided them.

    • Kitten says:

      My people right here.

      Was obsessed with the original trilogy as a kid but haven’t seen any of the new ones. I’m scared they would ruin it for me.

  6. Jess says:

    I only find it weird when people my age and up – so 40s and 50s – haven’t seen a Star Wars movie. But I get the spite thing. I’m doing the same thing with the lion king (both versions) and avatar.

    • Kaiser says:

      Yes, I will never see Avatar. Out of spite!! Plus it just looked stupid.

    • Erinn says:

      Same with Avatar. And the Notebook. And Jurassic Park.

      • Anners says:

        You are not missing anything. Avatar made me so angry (basically blue Pocahontas in space), the Notebook was beyond stupid (yet somehow better than the book. Don’t @ me sparks fans), and Jurassic Park was only good for Jeff Goldblum.

    • snazzy says:

      My BF forced me to see Avatar and I thought it was completely overrated. What a waste of time. I will not see the Notebook either. I also haven’t seen Gone with the Wind. I didn’t make it half way through Citizen Kane before turning it off. Annoying.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Couldn’t stand GWTW. Couldn’t stand Miss Scarlett. No idea why women like her.

    • TrixC says:

      I watched Avatar only because a friend of mine worked on the special effects. I could happily and truthfully tell her I thought the special effects were the best thing about it ;-)

    • Kitten says:

      You guys are right about Avatar, but wrong about The Notebook. :P

  7. lana86 says:

    Never seen any of the movies, not on purpose… and now I’m 32, it’s a bit silly to start, I mean it seems like some boring fairy tale for 10 year olds , isn’t it. But I’m not American…
    PS she looks hangover

    • Erinn says:

      “I mean it seems like some boring fairy tale for 10 year olds , isn’t it. ”

      Nope.

    • Claire says:

      @Lana86 I’m 32 and American and I’ve never seen them either, for the exact same reason as Margot Robbie! The Star Wars evangelism weirds me out and I honestly just don’t care for sci-fi

      • insertpunhere says:

        YES! This is the post that will truly tell me who my people are on here. I’ve also never seen a single Star War, which I’ve found to be its own kind of evangelism honestly (most of the people I know who haven’t tend to be very adamant about NEVER SEEING A STAR WAR).

        Also, if you’re looking to really see people’s heads explode, you don’t say you’ve never seen Star Wars, it’s “I’ve never seen even one Star War,” and you refer to all of the non-robot characters as Chew-back-a (back like the body party) and all of the robots as R23PO. It’s pretty funny.

    • 10KTurtle says:

      I’m almost 40 and I’ve never seen a whole Star Wars movie. A couple of people have tried to force me to watch one, I couldn’t even tell you which one- I guess the first one out of the originals? I can’t help it if I think it’s stupid. I’m sure a lot of people think my favorite movies are stupid too. To each his own, Star Wars is doing just fine without my money.

  8. MellyMel says:

    I’m 31 and I’ve only seen one (I don’t even remember which one, but Natalie Portman was in it) and it wasn’t even the whole thing. And the I’m the opposite of a sheltered, church kid. I have seen Gone with the Wind and other classics tho.

    • Kebbie says:

      32 and I’ve never seen any of them. I bought the original trilogy before The Force Awakens came out and I just never ended up watching any of them. I’m not religious at all.

      My little brother is 24 and I could not believe when he told me he’d never seen Titanic. Every generation has those movies they think are impossible to not have seen and other generations just don’t care lol

      • Erinn says:

        I’m 29, and haven’t seen more than a few pieces here and there. I have zero interest in ever watching it – had to study the tragedy in school and it kind of just made me sick of it.

        It came out when I was 7. I don’t like most romantic movies and I refuse to dedicate 3+ hours of my life to it.

      • Kebbie says:

        Lol I was 10 when it came out and I was a full-on Leo Mania participant. It was a competition between all the girls at school who had seen the movie the most times. Every girl I knew was in love with Leo at the time. His babyface really appealed to tweens on the verge of puberty, I guess. Funny how our experiences are so different, just a few years apart.

    • Giddy says:

      Oh no! If I had seen that one I wouldn’t be interested in watching any others either!

    • Giddy says:

      Oh no! If I had seen that one I wouldn’t be interested in watching any others either!

  9. Mia4s says:

    I’m a Star Wars fan and have seen all of them…but I’ve definitely done the slightly spiteful no watch/no listen on a few things. It can be kind of funny. I waited a few weeks to listen to/watch Beyoncé’s Lemonade. It drove some people crazy! 😁 And then when I did listen to it and remarked that it was very enjoyable and extremely well done, but didn’t describe it as some life changing awakening art to end all? That pissed them off too. 😂

    This is all just pop culture folks, take a breath. Individual mileage will vary.

    • Kebbie says:

      Lemonade was great, but I’ve never really understood all the hype around Beyoncé, like when people talk about her like she’s a god or royalty or something 🤷‍♀️ Lol I’m honestly afraid to even say that because people see her as some kind of otherworldly being, I just don’t get it

      • deezee says:

        I don’t understand the hype either. I used to be rather indifferent to her but as the fervour around her has grown, I find that I teeter towards extreme dislike. Ha!

      • himmiefan says:

        I find there are three types of people: 1) Beyonce’s a god, 2) Beyonce’s a singer, and 3) who? I’m in #2. She’s fine; I have no strong feelings one way or the other.

        I love Star Wars, but aside from Wonder Woman, I don’t get into all the super-hero movies. A lot of people do, though, and that’s okay.

  10. Anatha A. says:

    Tried watching the original trilogy, when it was on TV. Fell asleep during the first one, woke up briefly during the second, and then saw the end of the third. Never bothered watching it again.

    • Kate says:

      I feel like that’s how I’d be too if I tried to watch them. Same thing happened to me when watching the Godfather. Certain genres just aren’t for everyone. Or I should say that no one genre will appeal to all people.

  11. Scarlet Vixen says:

    My husband grew up in the Netherlands with 3 older sisters, so he never saw them, either. He finally saw his first Star Wars film last year, because our son is OBSESSED with the whole Star Wars universe (he has seen all the movies, the animated shows, reads novelizations, owns a Star Wars chess set & Star Wars Battleship, etc etc). So, my kid forces my husband to sit down and watch A New Hope (the OG film) and that evening my husband says to me, “What a piece of crap–why do people love this so much??” and I was like, “I know, right??” :-D My brothers grew up in the 70s and are huge SW fans, so I’ve seen all the films, and I still don’t get it.

  12. Lex says:

    Yeah they weren’t really big for our age group…… dont feel like she missed anything.

    My older sister had never seen Mean Girls and I found that far more shocking…

  13. Naddie says:

    I’ve never seen it because just the sight of anything related makes me feel bored and sleepy. Star trek, even worse.

  14. lucy2 says:

    I loved the original 3 growing up, and I’ve liked the recent ones a lot, but I don’t think it’s a big deal that she or others haven’t seen them.
    I didn’t watch Game of Thrones. I tried and after an episode or two, gave up. Shrug.

    • Kitten says:

      I could NOT get through two episodes of GoT and I will never understand the appeal of watching a bunch of neckbeards run around raping women and killing each other.

      But mention Stranger Things to me and I won’t shut up about it. *shrugs*

  15. Hildog says:

    You go girl! Me and Margot Robbie have ONE thing in common. None of the Star stuff (wars or trek) ever interested me. And my boyfriend wrote a book about Star Trek lol.

  16. Ann says:

    I think I have seen part of the first one but thought it was a piece of crap. They are boy chick flicks.

    • Betsy says:

      Ha! That’s the best explanation of that entire series! So uninteresting! I’ve seen maybe ten minutes of the one with R2D2 and the other robot and…. that was enough. Like for life.

  17. Veronica S. says:

    Star Wars fandom is insane, and people would be wise to stay away, but I’ll be honest – I agree with DiCaprio that if you work in the industry, you should be up to date on the mainstays of the cinemascape, if only because of their cultural influence. It’s like working in a reading or writing focused industry and bragging about not reading classical literature to me.

  18. Original T.C. says:

    Well at least Princess Leia had more to do in the films than just be silent eye candy! She had lines of dialogue, had a leadership role, got to fight and had a story arch. Robbie gets a silent cameo role which is considered the “female lead” in this Tarantino film involving countless hours of doing *free* press. Same role underpaid actresses had 100 years ago with sexist Hollywood but now with “woke” Leo, Brad, and Tarantino. Much worse position than being an actresses in a fantasy film for kids IMO.

  19. Faithmobile says:

    Watched the original Star Wars movies as a kid in the 80’s-they were a big deal! But after trying to watch one of the new ones, I gave up on the franchise. Movies I refuse to watch are usually Oscar baity, and very popular, but but I don’t have time because peak tv is better and easier to watch.

    • Kebbie says:

      I’m the opposite. I’ll watch any Oscar bait type movie, but I completely avoid popular sci-fi and fantasy movies. Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Avatar, I haven’t seen any of them.

      Completely agree about peak tv though, I’ll binge any high quality tv show.

    • himmiefan says:

      The new Star Wars movies are just bad fan fiction written by Disney. Best to disregard them.

  20. La says:

    This was me until age 30. For whatever reason I had never seen it growing up (in the 80s-90s) nor did I have any desire to. It just wasn’t my thing. Once I hit college it became kind of a weird point of pride and I purposely avoided the prequels.

    My husband loves the movies and gave me all sorts of good natured shit and basically made me watch A New Hope and ESB right after our wedding. I conceded they weren’t bad and I have gone with him to watch most of the new ones and enjoyed them. Still don’t get the insane hype though 🤷🏼‍♀️

  21. Texas says:

    I think that is silly. Star Wars changed cinema. I will never forget watching the first one. How new and completely different it was. It is hard to describe how it made me feel and how much I loved it. Why keep yourselves from seeing great things to spite others??

    • Chimney says:

      What?? How did Star Wars “change cinema”? They are good movies not great ones. They’re essentially westerns set in space. They only thing they did change is film marketing which is exhausting, empty, and inescapable now.

    • himmiefan says:

      I think they were ground-breaking at the time in regards to special effects.

      • Deering24 says:

        SW hit big because it was a new-style reboot of pure pulp SF adventure that arguably hadn’t been done in a good two decades. It’s the same reason Saturday Night Fever did so well—it was movie fantasy for a generation raised on TV.

  22. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    I’ve never seen them, either. *shrug* I also avoid movies out of spite so there are a few I haven’t seen that make people look at me like I have 3 heads. The Jurassic Park series is just one example.

  23. Cleo17 says:

    I totally get the out of spite part of it. I’ve never seen Titanic, and for some reason, it irritates some people so much that I have sworn I will never see that movie.

    My husband was my cohort in spite until he watched five minutes of it one evening. Then we got a divorce. I kid-but I was kind of ticked that now it had to be a solo quest.

  24. Digital Unicorn says:

    I’m the same with the.Bourne movies, have never seen one and have no inclination to either.

    Have seen all the SW movies thou.

  25. kellybean says:

    I can’t relate to this so much! In high school I tried to watch some of the originals with friends and was so bored out of my mind I played solitaire and basically daydreamed. I haven’t seen a lot of the “new classics”: The Matrix, The Godfatjer movies( tried the first) among others. I have the exact reaction when people look at me like I’m a psychopath for neither seeing nor liking such films. It just makes me dig my heels in. I’m also that way with Friends. I just never liked that show despite basically watching the entire series in order to not feel excluded from conversations. I tend not to share this with people as they look at me like I’m a sociopath for loathing the show.

  26. Lizzie says:

    i had never seen one organically before i turned 24 and then i dated someone who was so incredulous that i hadn’t – and was such a colossal piece of shit – that now, 10 years later, i still refuse to see it out of spite. i literally don’t remember a thing about the guy – except – if he is a sub-set of the star wars super fan – i don’t want to be associated. he probably writes online articles about hating the new ones or something.

  27. Chimney says:

    People need to get over Star Wars and stop treating them as some kind of religion. They’re good and I get that they mean a lot to people but if you watch them without considering the weight of the franchise then they are just enjoyable popcorn fare.

  28. manda says:

    Not exactly the same, but one of my friends has never seen a single indiana jones movie!! I agree, I don’t get that

  29. insertpunhere says:

    I’ve never seen a Star Wars movie. I’m 34. My sister hasn’t either (37). We weren’t super religious or sheltered as my parents showed me other movies at probably inappropriately young ages (Schindler’s List and Psycho come to mind). They had seen the movies and enjoyed them, and my brother has seen them, but sister and I never did.

    Of course, because people lose it when they hear this and become extremely adamant that I MUST SEE A STAR WARS MOVIE, I now refuse to see them. I’ve mostly lost the desire to spite deprive myself of things, but I can’t help it with Star Wars. Having not seen a single star war (as we phrase it for maximum ridiculousness) has become part of my identity in a weird way.

    I’ve never had an opinion on Margot Robbie, but I must admit that this makes me like her. Not having seen Star Wars is its own little cult of odd people, and it’s definitely a bonding thing, IMO.

  30. Jbee says:

    A New Hope came out in 1977. Nobody had seen anything like that before in terms of special effects and science fiction. It’s like when a friend and I went to see Casablanca in a theater. He walked out saying it was full of sooo many cliches. I was like yeah but this is where they came from. However it does change the movie for you watching it now.

    • Deering24 says:

      Audiences were just coming off the way-less-idealistic movies of the 60s and 70s, which turned the old heroic movie tropes inside out. There was a real hunger for purely-entertaining movies, which ST tapped into.

  31. Brittney says:

    Same girl, same.

    Except my motives were less spiteful & more “don’t want to lose my winningest Never Have I Ever answer”… and I always clarify that I’ve seen Spaceballs enough times to get the gist.

  32. MangoAngelesque says:

    Of course she hasn’t seen them. Princess Leia has speaking parts and is a character of substance in the films, and that doesn’t seem to be her cup of tea. Margot strikes me to be a bit like Kate Winslet when she speaks: a bit silly, and not particularly as clever as she would think. She seems nice enough, but…yeah. Rather bland.

    • Kebbie says:

      Really? I don’t get that impression at all from her. She started her own production company and has started developing her own projects. She seems ambitious and bright to me.

      She seems to take on roles like this one and Wolf of Wall Street so she can work with specific directors. If the female characters lack substance, it’s because of the men in charge. She was great in I, Tonya and Mary Queen of Scots. I think she’ll have an interesting career.

      • MangoAngelesque says:

        Kaley Cuoco also started her own production label to start putting out projects, primarily because that’s the only way she could really get work. My point being, just because a person starts a company, doesn’t mean they actually have any oomph to put behind it.

        That said, I could be wrong about Margot and have a totally off-kilter read on her. I didn’t much care for “Mary Queen of Scots” and thought her accent work was dreadful in it, personally, and that the supporting cast rather outshone her in “I, Tonya,” but that isn’t to say she’s a bad actress. She’s a perfectly fine actress, I’m just never particularly impressed by her interviews. She tends towards the “oh yeah, I totally tattooed my costars myself” cool-girl silliness.

        Again, just the vibe I get.

  33. paranormalgirl says:

    I haven’t seen any of the Star Wars movies.

  34. Americano says:

    I was pretty crazy about watching like everything for a while, good or bad. It was a hobby for me, not because I felt pressured by others to go watch a particular film. After having seen so many films, I’ve decided there are no films out there that you absolutely have to watch. People who go around saying that are just film snobs. You will be fine in life not having watched Citizen Kane or Star Wars or really…any film. Who cares?

  35. crogirl says:

    I am 40, never seen star wars or star trek, don’t know the differrence, just wasn’t interested in seeing it. My childhood wasn’t sheltered, the opposite, my parents never tried to meddle in or influence the books, movies or music I liked.
    Lord of the rings however I never saw out of spite because some people around me were completely obsessed and by the time it came out I was bored out of my mind and refused to see it..

    • Naomi says:

      You took the words right out of my mouth! At 40, I never intend to watch Star Wars. I just have zero interest. I only just saw GWTW because it was on TCM a week ago. That’s how I see classic movies, on tv for free & prerecorded so I can fast forward.

  36. Adrien says:

    She’s Australian. I don’t know anyone outside the US who has seen a Star Wars or Star Trek film. They’d be buying merchandise but they haven’t seen the actual movie. Like young people wearing Ramones shirts. I saw TLJ in Shanghai and there were only 3 of us in the theatre.

    • Anon says:

      Then you must not know that many people outside the U.S. In fact, some of these films have made more in overseas box office than in domestic receipts. Everyone I know outside the U.S. has seen all the major American franchises, which are always showing when I travel.

    • msd says:

      Ha ha ha Star Wars is huge in Australia. So much so that “Jedi” is still a popular religion on the national census. Ditto Britain and many other countries outside the US. The big market SW doesn’t seem to be massive in is China, presumably because they never got the original trilogy.

  37. Adrien says:

    I have seen all the Twilight and 50 Shades movies out of spite.

  38. Charfromdarock says:

    I’ve never watched one either, people get very upset by that.

    Or the fact that I’ve never watched the godfather or die hard or wedding crashes or any of those dudey bro type movies.

    • CL says:

      I am a woman (hear me roar) and I LOVE The Godfather movies. They’re basically just a story of a family that makes some majorly bad decisions, and how those decisions affect everyone else. Shakespeare, if you will.

  39. Anon says:

    Well. For starters, she’s not “29.”

    That’s complete caca. She’s lied about her age for years to get work.

    Second, this whole, I’m above it all schtick (see also: the July Vogue story) is also BS. Clearly, she has ambition, which is great. But as the founder of her own production company, I wouldn’t want to work for someone who’s hasn’t taken the time to get in the game and bone up on this stuff. As a producer, she has a lot of work to do, because that kewpie doll thing (in terms of raising serious funding for the films she wants to make) has a shelf life of about 10 more years before she’s hanging out in the back of the Golden Globes with Naomi Watts.

  40. Sidewithkids says:

    @Anon, Lol. I’ve always wondered about this. I thought it was just me b/c lately she looks older than 29. I brushed it off and told myself it was the make up but yeah she may be older than what she’s telling us. But yeah, I guess one has to do what they have to do to work especially in the movie industry, especially women. I actually think she’s talented but she hasn’t picked the right films besides Wolf of Wall Street and I, Tonya and she was looked over in I, Tonya b/c Allison Janney was so amazing as the mother so Margot got nominated for stuff but she was never gonna win anything. Plus, I haven’t been to please w/ her being in this QT film and playing good little girl on the interview circuit to QT, BP and LD. It makes her look bad imo.

    I do find it funny how LD completely ignores both Margot and BP tho like he talks to them but not w/ them. Lol.

    • msd says:

      Nah, that rumour was soundly debunked by high school photos of Robbie in the class of 2007. She’s 29. I always think she looks a lot older with makeup and then younger when fresh-faced. I don’t think she’s the greatest actress ever but she’s driven and she works hard so good luck to her. Rebel Wilson did sort of lie about her age, or at least never corrected an initial error, but I can’t blame her since the industry is soooo ageist, especially for women.

  41. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    I have never seen a single Star Wars movie either. I also have never seen “The Passion of the Christ” which seems to really irk most people that I tell. They cannot believe I never saw it. Its gotten a little better over the years when I’ve told people I have never seen it, but most people are outraged.

    • Coco says:

      Diehard. If I tell someone I’ve never seen Diehard, they will be all “YOUVE NEVER SEEN DIEHARD!? OMG!”

  42. Penguin says:

    I was the right age when the re-release happened. I was a massive fan for a few years then lost interest. Maybe it was the prequels that did it, maybe I just grew up. I never even watched the 3rd prequel until it was on TV, and I’ve not yet seen the 2nd sequel.

    I do think it’s less sci-Fi and more story than other films, which I think is what makes it so popular

  43. Lisa says:

    I saw the original as a kid when it came out in 1977, hated it and hated all the hoopla surrounding it. Decades later I saw the force awakens and liked it. Recently I saw the last Jedi and I didn’t like it that much. I’m really more of a Star Trek person tbh.

  44. I'm With The Band says:

    I had never seen a Star Wars film until I had my son. Saw my first one at age 40. Prior to that, people would look at me like I’d just blown my nose without a tissue when I’d admit to having never seen any of the films. Still can’t understand why some people act like it’s sacrilege for anyone to be a SW virgin *shrugs*

  45. Jaded says:

    I can understand not wanting to see the Star Wars stuff. I only saw the original when it came out and it was….ok…but I don’t understand the nerdy worshiping factor at all. However for her not to have seen Citizen Kane is a travesty – you can’t compare them. Its one of the best acted, best filmed, best scripted movies of all time and a scathing indictment of Randoph Hearst’s and Marion Davies’ OTT luxe lifestyle (I’ve been to Hearst castle and it’s outrageous – he pilfered post WWII castles and treasures at bargain basement prices to build it) and his stubborn efforts to make her into an opera star. To say “I just got here to the industry” is no excuse – I think she’s just plain dumb – a decent actor but dumb as a box of hair.

  46. Arnk says:

    People who don’t watch movies out of spite are just ridiculous.

  47. HMC says:

    I’m with her. I’ve never seen a Harry Potter movie, a Twilight movie, The Notebook, Avatar and only 1 Star Wars movie, by default because my cousin was babysitting had it on VHS and watched it instead of us. (We survived!) The more that its hyped as the best thing ever or a pop culture phenom, the less likely I am to see it, yes out of spite. (The only exception is Marvel movies because I grew up on the comic books)