Same reason why the original Star Wars movies were WAAAAY better than the prequel trilogy. They actually made things, props, animatronics. Stuff you could touch and look at and interact with. Actually seeing a giant T-rex staring at you is nothing like staring at a cardboard cutout or a tennis ball on a stick.
2016, Long-Term Projects, second prize stories, Nancy Borowick, A Life in Death, January 30, 2013 Howie sits beside his wife Laurel in what he calls their “his and hers” chairs as they get their weekly chemotherapy treatments. A daughter photographs her own parents who were in parallel treatment for stage-four cancer, side by side. The project looks at love, life, and living, in the face of death.