I'm still largely indifferent on it, if it makes chucklehead here feel any better.
Star Wars was my thing when I was 12 and the first movie came out. Everybody's who's not 50 now is a poser.
lol...I was 14 when the first movie came out and I didn't care for it; didn't even go see Empire Strikes Back at the theater (which I regret since that movie's legitimately awesome). Am I the only one from that generation who doesn't "get" the Star Wars love?
Am I seriously the only nerd to be happy when I can share my obscure interests with others?
High five. I'm right there with you.
For many years, nerds' interests were outside the mainstream. Some nerds have grown accustomed to this, regarding their separation from the majority as superiority to the majority. The majority taking interest in what they like threatens that feeling of superiority.
There are also the nerds who feel jealous and angry because the very interests they were picked on and bullied for in school are now all the rage. A feeling of "how come they're allowed to like this stuff now when all my life I had been shamed and bullied for liking those very same things?" that honestly, is really hard not to sympathize with.
We're all talking about Star Wars, right?
This phenomenon isn't exclusive to Star Wars fans.
It takes a special kind of obliviousness to try and claim hipster cred for being into Star Wars.
Leave off "for being into Star Wars" and you're still right.
I can kind of see his point. Ever since the prequels came out Star Wars suffered a fall. Frankly the new movie seems more like the nostalgia grab instead of the those earlier ones.
Nostalgia grab? Nostalgia grab? Jar Jar Abrams would NEVER sink that low... oh, wait a minute.