I know that I loved TFA when it came out and then I got to see the flaws in it. The most glaring one being that it follows A New Hope much too closely but it did a great job of introducing new characters that we care about and setting things in place for The Last Jedi.
Also, I'd say Attack of the Clones is the worst of the prequels, it's almost unwatchable.
Yeah, it was the same for me. When I saw TFA for the first time in theater I enjoyed it quite alot and walked out of the theater on an adrenaline rush. As I recall at that time I rated it as the 3rd best Star Wars movie after ROTJ and ESB. It wasn't until I bought a copy later on and rewatched it that I noticed it's flaws, particularly how safe they played it with the heavily formulaic plot that basically copied ANH to a t. But, even now I still consider it to be a solid 8/10 movie, and better than any of the prequels.
I also think AOTC is the worst. The cringeworthy Anakin-Padme romance and the incredibly slow build-up to the climax at Geonosis damage it quite alot. Thankfully it has some really cool action scenes and special effects such as Yoda's battle against Dooku and the ship battle between Jango Fett and Obi-Wan, which redeem the movie enough to make it worth the occasional rewatch imo.Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 13 December 2017