Ask anyone their favorite Star Wars film, and you’re likely to get flooded with answers of A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, with a smattering of mentions of the other films. However, if one were to poll the whole of the Star Wars fandom asking for the worst thing the saga has brought us, there would be a lot more dissension in the crowd.
Don’t get us wrong: Star Wars is one of the most successful, beloved film franchises of all time. But we’ve already discussed that nothing in that universe is sacred. Besides, 40 years of history is bound to be marked by a few egregious missteps.
These are the worst of the worst when it comes to the Star Wars saga. We’re not trying to harp on any fans who still appreciate the below parts of the saga. Rather, we’re basing our selections on the general reception of these specific elements of Star Wars and how their place in the franchise has changed over the years. Deep breath, everyone, and let’s begin.