Originally Posted by frazod
Children were certainly part of the target group to be sure, but it was basically pure action adventure - at least the first one was. The second one was not really aimed at children at all. The third one had the teddy bear things, which was really the first true FOR THE KIDDIES/GIRLS aspect.
I don't know how old you are, but I remember when Star Wars came out. Everybody went nuts over it, not just little kids. I was 11, and had to practically be dragged to see it by one of my friends, just because I thought it would just be another stupid space movie.
I was a few years younger than that. Saw it in London.
I realize that the films appealed to those who weren't young, but I think the kids who watched the first ones when they came out got older during the interim and were naturally disappointed when they watched the new ones.