I explained to her that when I'm this excited about something, the movie can't suck. It took me over two years to admit that episode I sucked. In fact, it wasn't until Lord of the Rings came out to remind me what a really good geeky movie should be that I realized how bad star wars episode I was. I still think episode II was pretty damn good (if you'd like, you can read the exciting review I wrote here three years ago as a refresher).
I'm an eternal optimist. There are people out there who build themselves up into inevitable disappointment. I build myself up into inevitable denial.