Trolling aside, The Autistic Asexual has a point.
Why the hell is TFA held in such high regard? I’ve noticed many people have ranked in the upper half of their lists what is essentially a copy-paste of the first SW movie. The reasons commonly given are:
- It made SW enjoyable again.
- It did an excellent job setting up the ST.
- The characters are engaging and well written.
I say Bullshit! All this movie does is recycle the Empire vs Rebels setting of the OT, rebranding them as the First Order and the Resistance. When I first saw TFA I couldn’t stop asking myself how can the FO be every bit as powerful and wealthy as the Empire when it’s made up of leftovers?
The only character I really liked was Rey even if she was way too skilled at everything for someone whose daily routine consists of scavenging ship parts. Finn was an annoying buffoon an Kylo Ren came off as a whiner rather than a menacing villain.
In case anybody here missed it TFA is currently my lowest ranked SW and has earned the distinction of being the only SW movie I didn’t like at all.
The main reason why many people rank TFA high is not that they think it’s a flawless masterpiece, but simply that they don’t like the prequels at all. “It’s better than the prequels” isn’t a very high bar to jump, but it means that TFA is already in the middle of the list. And ROTJ isn’t exactly stellar, either.
Of course that’s all personal opinion and it’s fine if you like the prequels, but I hope you can at least understand that others do not.