Daily Archives: January 10th, 2010

Avatar vs. Star Wars

I saw Avatar recently. (Expect another Why movie theaters should be destroyed post soon.)

Curious, I went to IMDB to see how it did. The rating when I looked was 8.7 out of 10. Not too shabby. In fact, that puts Avatar in position #32 on the all-time list.

Who ranks above that?

Pos. #10: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Pos. #12: Star Wars: A New Hope

Oh really???

This has got to be one of those “time, place and context” sort of things. Sorry, Star Wars. Avatar is the superior movie. Hands down and bar none. In fact, Star Wars comes across as hokey and sort of lame in comparison. Don’t get me wrong – I loved Star Wars. I once wore Star Wars tshirts every day for an entire year. (Sad but true.)

Even so, and I’ve thought about this, I have to say that Avatar is far more entertaining than Star Wars.

To those those Star Wars movies in positions #10 and #12 I can only say this: You do not belong here.