Since its release last week, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ has proven to be one of the most divisive movies of the year. Most critics and many fans seem to love it, but a growing backlash has declared it a terrible piece of garbage and a desecration of the franchise. Let’s put this to a vote. What is really the worst ‘Star Wars’ movie to date?
I think a lot of fans let their love for the franchise blind them to the fact that ‘Star Wars’ has had a lot of crap in it from very early on. Short memories also tend to forget just how much bile some of the previous ‘Star Wars’ movies churned up from viewers, especially the prequel trilogy.
Even with all the vocal outcry against ‘The Last Jedi’, I bet ‘The Phantom Menace’ would still take this poll in a walk if I just listed the nine live-action theatrical features in the series, from ‘A New Hope’ to current. To complicate matters, I’ve decided to break out the 1997 Special Edition revisions as their own entries, and throw in the animated ‘Clone Wars’ feature and the wretched TV movies (including the notorious ‘Star Wars Holiday Special’). This should make the vote a lot more challenging. Please look over all the options before submitting.
I will have to refrain from voting until I see ‘The Last Jedi’. Of all the others, I’m hard-pressed to choose between ‘The Phantom Menace’ and that godawful ‘Clone Wars’ movie. Both have few redeeming qualities, and the lisping Ziro the Hutt may be an even more offensive character than Jar Jar Binks.
On the other hand, the stupid editing and CGI changes that George Lucas inflicted on the Special Edition of ‘A New Hope’ make that version of the movie unwatchable to me. I may have to vote for that.