New research shows that comparing only original Star Wars reviews reveals a shock…
What’s you favorite Star Wars movie?
If you are of a certain age and grew up with the originals, the chance are you would say The Empire Strikes Back, the firm fan favorite.
But, that might not be strictly true. Mike Klimo decided to dig up reviews of all six Star Wars movies that were written ONLY at the time of the movie’s original release.
Mike then fed all the data through Rotten Tomatoes scoring system, and out popped some startling results!
This study throws the general consensus into disarray.
The Empire Strikes Back comes in at a luke warm 63%!
But even more surprisingly, Revenge of the Sith is shown as the clear winner at 80%!
Maybe Hayden Christensen’s acting wasn’t that bad after all?
But jokes aside, it is a fascinating study into potentially true opinions based on individuals, eliminating any influence at work from the internet.
There was a time when the Internet didn’t exist, let alone aggregate review sites like Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and IMDB.
Could we have an in-built longing to agree with what our peers say, or what the popular opinion is of something you are passionate about?
The study even has some proven validity showing The Phantom Menace unsurprisingly as the weakest of the six movies.
What’s your favorite Star Wars movie? Let me know in the comments!
This article was written before The Force Awakens was released, so the new Disney movies were not considered as part of the study.