From Wired's discussion of George Lucas's biggest hits and flops.
The lesser Star Wars films would probably rank among sci-fi's finest if they didn't have to stand in the shadow of the greater Star Wars films, which changed the world, no hyperbole intended.Ummm, no. There is no universe in which The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith would rank among the finest sci-fi films ever made. For crying out loud, Attack of the Clones is about as bad as Star Trek 6: Stroking Shatner's Ego. The Phantom Menace probably wasn't as bad as I remember it being, but it certainly wasn't a great movie, and Revenge of the Sith benefited from just not sucking as bad as Clones did. But none of them were great movies, and perhaps only the first of the three can lay a legitimate claim to even being good.
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