(I'm going to be safe and give this a SPOILER ALERT, to anyone who hasn't seen it) It seems like such a "rare" film, nowadays, and that a great many people outside of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones communities haven't heard much of it. I was excited to see the second 2/3 of the film on TV a few years back and did some research on it. What I read, at the time, was that its reception was mixed; however, it has a 89% on Rotten Tomatoes, which is nothing to sneer at. The topic had come up on a few other film and Star Wars forums that I frequented, at the time, and the majority of people said it was an "okay" film; nothing really special. Having read that, I was surprised to find that I really enjoyed it! I thought it had a certain subtlety and subdued nature about it, which set it apart from other post-apocalyptic films. I seem to recall that the soundtrack was relatively limited and I remember feeling, at the time, this gave it a more contemplative and even realistic sense. In some ways, style-wise, it was similar to ANH; I won't say the soundtrack is limited, but it certainly isn't as music-involved as other films in the saga. Either way, I think it lends a certain style and atmosphere that sets it apart. Now while, action-wise, it wasn't nearly on the level of Star Wars, the final chase and ladder scenes actually kept me on the edge of my seat, not necessarily from the intensity, but rather from the idea of what THX was trying to accomplish. The final scene was very striking and moving, for me, and it was visually beautiful; it left the film on a very melancholy note and I couldn't decide whether I felt bad for THX or happy for him. The idea wasn't original, but I think it was executed very well. I'd love to hear what people here think of it, both with and without respect to Star Wars. And if you haven't seen it, I can wholeheartedly recommend doing so; it's certainly one of Lucas' most contemplative and philosophical films.