There is nothing wrong with being shallow, childish and/or unintellectual. Look at the ancient Greek tragedy, they were making characters out of cardboard – and it was awesome!
Quite right. But as long as you don't elevate the artifact as worthy of something that is both enjoyable and
replete with interesting and complex subtexts. Star Wars has been elevated to near-holy status for no good reason.
If a movie isn’t fun or interesting to you, it doesn’t necessarily say anything about its quality. It is impossible to create entertainment that works for everyone. Actually, this is one of the reasons why prequels failed to be decent films.
Indeed. Live and let live. As long as the world quietly accepts the fact that I see little merit in the franchise, I reciprocate. Sadly, this is not my experience.
While these things that certain Star Wars fans did to you were, to be frank, quite bad and mean-spirited, I can’t help but see your weird feeling of superiority as something unhealthy.
The only sense in which I feel superior is in that I don't have an unhealthy and evangelical obsession with anything. Unhealthy obsessions, sure! But I don't try to convert other people to it. "Oh, you're not into that? Ok, never mind then!" is what everyone should learn to say when they find their enthusiasm unreciprocated.
I once knew a guy who talked about Star Wars literally
every time we met. This is not an exaggeration. I saw him at parties, playing sport, at concerts, at work, out in the street and, once, I went to his flat. Every one of those occasions, he would talk about Star Wars to me. It was the only evidence I saw that he was completely stark raving mad, so I'm not sure what conclusion to draw. His place was normal, not filled with memorabilia. He just couldn't
stop talking about it. Weird! It's just a handful of films.
Anyway, I'm at risk of becoming the same but opposite, so I'll say no more about it. But I will happily read any advice anyone follows up with, or if anyone wants to try to explain why I am wrong, I'm all ears!