‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ is the Worst Reviewed Star Wars Movie Since ‘Attack of the Clones’

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The newest story in the Star Wars universe isn’t set to come out until May 25th, but the early reviews are not kind to Solo: A Star Wars Story. 

Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator website, has the latest Star Wars movie scoring a 72% critic score, the lowest since the much maligned Attack of the Clones came out in 2002. That movie sported a 66% critic score, which is still better than the 55% that The Phantom Menace received in 1999.

This makes Solo: A Star Wars Story the lowest scored Star Wars movie in 16 years, and the third lowest in the entire franchise*.

It is important to note that many of the highest grossing movies of the 21st century did not receive a great critic score, as the audience score seems to be a better measurement of entertainment value of a movie. For example, the fourth highest grossing movie of all time, Jurassic World, had a 71% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes.

*TV Shows and Animated Films were not included in this calculation.

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  • This site seems to not really like Star Wars, constantly framing every SW story is the most negative light.

    It’s an active choice to title a headline “Solo: A Star Wars Story is the worst reviewed Star Wars movie since Attack of the Clones” and not “Solo: A Star Wars Story running a 72% on Rotten Tomatoes” or whatever.

  • It’s also worth noting that Rotten Tomatoes is owned by Time Warner… and the last time I checked they were a *squints* corp-orate….com-peti-tor. Also worth noting that Rotten Tomatoes does not limit how many accounts critics can make, they need not be affiliated with any entertainment publication or entity. (for example there’s a review from a youtuber with less than 5k subscribers, and 4 separate reviews from authors that all work for the same publication) So in other words, their scores are worth less than the votes of a High School class presidential campaign.

    • You should really educate yourself on how Rotten Tomatoes works. SERIOUSLY, put in the work.

      And “Life of the Party” is a Time Warner product. It currently sits as 40%.

      So much for your conspiracy theory.

      • “After raising about $1 million, the site officially launched in 2000 with the goal of being the thumbs up or thumbs down of the movie world. In 2004, it sold to IGN Entertainment, which owned a string of entertainment sites about TV, film, and gaming. After IGN’s ownership changed hands, Rotten Tomatoes was sold to Flixster in 2010. When the site was bought by Warner Bros. a year later, Rotten Tomatoes became a subsidiary of one of the very movie studios whose films it scored.”

        Sources: https://www.thewrap.com/rotten-tomatoes-division-warner-bros-can-it-be-unbiased-27088/
        https://qz.com/1073208/how-hollywood-created-its-own-worst-enemy-in-rotten-tomatoes/

        I wasn’t suggesting conspiracy. I was suggesting the possibility of bias. And my conclusion still stands. At the end of the day it’s down to personal preference. Consensus does not make a movie bad since art is subjective. But ya know, tribal mentality is a hard thing to resist sometimes. Also just as an FYI education is not required to post an opinion. Magic of the internet etc..

    • AotC was a good movie as far as I’m concerned as were all the prequels with Revenge of the Sith being the best Star Wars movie ever. I grew up in the 80’s so I love the OT but I hate how people just hate on all the prequels and Solo will probably be the BEST star wars movie since ROTS.

  • Making the mistake of stopping and watching some of each of the first 3 episodes this weekend on TNT, it wld have to be pretty horrific to be that bad. Those three were epically bad. I don’t know where this new bar was raised to when Disney took over. People need to be realistic. Lucas really made 2 & 1/2 good movies out of 6. Disney has made 3 out of 3 by my count. I have problems with some parts of them but they are certainly more suitably grouped with 4, 5 and 6 than 1, 2, and 3.

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