The "Star Wars" Naysayers
Published on May 28, 2013 by Sara Foss

This is from a few weeks ago, but I greatly enjoyed this piece by Devin Faraci at Badass Digest about how "Star Wars" is the most overrated movie franchise ever.

Faraci writes, "The reality here is simply mathematical. Out of six Star Wars films two qualify as good. That leaves four poor-to-terrible movies, an overwhelming majority of the series. If you picked a Star Wars film out of a hat odds are it would be garbage. It’s hard to think of a franchise with the pop culture weight of Star Wars that’s so generally miss rather than hit. Let's put it this way: the Fast and the Furious franchise has a better ratio of good entries to bad entries. A way better ratio."

Now, I like the "Star Wars" films - even the later films. But I think the hype surrounding them is a little insane. I mean, there's plenty of other good movies out there.

Around the time Faraci's piece ran, film critic Matt Singer wrote about how his wife recently watched "Star Wars" for the first time. I think the title of the piece - "Why Is This Movie Famous Again?" - provides a sense of how a rational adult with no exposure to the franchise might regard the film.

And if you're interested in some fun alternatives to the increasingly ponderous "Star Wars" films, J.K. Eisen has some suggestions in this old Rule of Thumb post.

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