IE, the only reason you didn't like Star Wars/Superman/Avatar/Transformers etc, is because you're old and burned out, you've lost the capacity for joy and wonder, the childlike part of you has gone burned and dry. I mean come on, people are varied and have a right to enjoy or not enjoy any story without being told "you would have enjoyed it as a kid, it's just your capacity for wonder has died now". People have a right to their own opinion, and everyone else has the right to disagree with it. For example I hated Batman Forever when I saw it on the big screen at age 11, because it didn't have a dark, serious story like the previous 2, it felt too silly to me. when I was 14 I went to see the film Armageddon and found it a bore..and I had an obsessive hobby then collecting classic VHS sci fi and horror movies so I can't think I'd lost my wonder. When Phantom Menace came out in 99, fans were saying "if this came out 10 years ago, you haters would have gone nuts for it, you have to see it with the eyes of a child, not a jaded old adult desensitised by all the 90s explosion movies and cynical with age." Wheras I think kids appreciate a good story and the films that live on with kids are the ones with the best stories. And people who love this new Superman are saying to anyone who doesn't, "you went into the movie with a cruel, cynical mind, you went in expecting to nitpick at it and pull the plot apart, you went in looking for any detail different to the comic that you could nerd-rage about, you didn't let yourself enjoy it". And I honestly don't think there's been two movies fans expected and wanted to love more than MOS and Episode 1. I know from this very forum that tons of the people disappointed with MOS right now were really excited about the film in the months and genuinely went in expecting it to be great. If anything I'd say weight of good expectation hurts a film more. In my years knowing sci fans on the net every fan I've known to hate something loves something else, a hater of Nolan Batman loves Marvel movies, a hater of Star Wars 1-3 loves Firefly, a hater of Avatar loves BSG. If people have lost their wonder, why would things like BSG, Firefly and LOTR get so much respect. The fact that good series are generally respected shows that people haven't lost their sense of wonder, if anything they have a higher standard of quality from all the great sci fi we've had in the past 50 years. Also, it embaresses me when a fan talks in terms of childlike magic, saying the new Batman and Bond have lost their childlike magic, people only hated (latest sci fi flop) because everyone's lost their youthful magic and sense of wonder. I didn't get into sci fi and comics because I wanted magic and wonder, I got into it because they had exciting stories. Yes the wonder comes with it, but I never as a kid felt I was reading my favourite characters because they were childlike and magical.