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Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith vs. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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on 12/18/2015 had this to say:

"From my personal experience, most people see Revenge of the Sith as either the "least bad" or "least good' Star Wars film. I'm of the latter group. And The Force Awakens, at least after the first viewing, disappointed me considerably. The new characters (with the exception - kinda - of Rey) are effectively Mary Sues with no real personality, the old characters aren't doing enough (one in particular comes to mind, appearing only in the last minute and having no actual lines), the story is Episode IV rehashed with SOME twists and turns, the villain of Kylo Ren had so much potential but was given the wrong casting (dare I say just as poor as Hayden Christensen's portrayal of Anakin), and a certain very controversial decision was, in my opinion, not executed well at all. This is coming from someone who, despite loving Star Wars and knowing much of the Expanded Universe, refuses to call himself a "fan". I didn't want the original trilogy formula with these new films, but I didn't want the prequels either. I wanted a new and different story told with the same energy and feel of the original trilogy. The Force Awakens did not do this at all. Thus, I have to say that Revenge of the Sith is a better film. Despite all of its acting flaws, at least the characters had real, well, characteristics! At least the story was well written, the action more unique, and the atmosphere far more genuine and real than the almost plastic, purposefully-trying-to-be-nostalgic feel of The Force Awakens."