THX 1138 is definitely worth seeing just as an example of George Lucas throwing out a unique world of science fiction for all to see. Unlike Star Wars this is of the 1984 variety in terms of futuristic setting. He has some interesting ideas and there are individually great moments. The film ends up feeling just like a series of scenes that are held together by plot that always seems to have a lack of urgency to it. As with other science fiction films it excessively sits upon imagery to ensure that the audience sees it. The problem is though you're wowed by it for the first thirty seconds but then it just continues. It definitely presents something intriguing in terms of its set up, but it does very little with it in terms of providing an engaging story, or at least compelling characters.