Welcome to another edition of our recurring feature here at FilmGoblin: NERD FIGHT!
How it works is really simple: A movie-related central supposition or motion is proposed, and then everyone everywhere can go full geek and debate that motion.
The only rules are:
- Stay on topic.
- No personal attacks / don’t be a dick!
- Have fun.
This Nerd Fight topic is proposed by our very own Ben McVay.
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The motion is this:
The general consensus here at Film Goblin is that despite varying levels of quality the George Lucas affiliated blockbusters made under the LFL (Lucasfilm Limited) entity (1977-2008) are considerably better (yes, even the ones we don’t like that much) than the bland, unoriginal product produced under the directives of Bob Iger, Kathleen Kennedy, and their ilk.
“I decided it would be fun to rank them and give thoughts on why I rated them like I did.”
- Star Wars (1977)
- Empire Strikes Back (1980)
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
- Temple of Doom (1984)
- Revenge of the Sith (2005)
- Last Crusade (1989)
- Return of the Jedi (1983)
- Attack of the Clones (2002)
- The Phantom Menace (1999)
- Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
The original Star Wars is my favorite movie of all-time so it was a no brainer to put it first. On the opposite end, I tried to watch Crystal Skull a few weeks ago and I couldn’t even finish it. It was boring and “Mac” is a terrible character, almost as bad as those CGI animals that kept showing up.
I’ll probably take some shit over putting Revenge of the Sith so high, but I don’t care. That movie has a lot of great stuff in it. I probably ranked The Phantom Menace too low since every movie released now looks exactly like it. If everybody is blatantly copying a movie it must be pretty good, right Black Panther?
Also, I want to point out that my top 3 are actually the first 3 movies released (in order). That wasn’t intentional, but that’s how it ended up and I stand by it.
Disagree? Then FIGHT ME!
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