John Boyega Ranks Most Recent ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy Exactly As You’d Expect

Why do people keep asking John Boyega questions like this? They already know what his answer is going to be, which means they do it so they can bury Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which dared to do something different with the tired old franchise. And so Boyega was asked to rank his favorite films of the most recent trilogy in order. His answers were predictable.

Boyega started by calling The Force Awakens “most definitely the best”, no surprise since that’s the one he had the biggest role in.

The Rise of Skywalker he ranks second. Finally, he says about The Last Jedi, “And then the worst, in the most respectful sense, is Episode VIII.” 

He quickly added “But they’re all lovely” while clearly throwing some shade at the film.

Again, this shit is stupid, and it makes me dislike Boyega a little bit more each time he indulges journalists like this. His problem with the trilogy and how it marginalized characters of color is well-documented and something I completely agree with, but it wasn’t Rian Johnson who sidelined characters such as Finn, Rose, and Poe Dameron. He gave them purpose while JJ Abrams, probably through Lucasfilm mandate, pushed them into the background in favor of Rey and Kylo Ren.

Boyega can be seen right now in They Cloned Tyrone, streaming on Netflix. [SFFGazette]

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