Sci-fi films. What’s not to love, right? Fans of the genre have certain movies that they worship and revere. Titles that they can watch over and over again, as well as discuss and debate on internet message boards and social media sites. The problem is that many of these hallowed movies are seriously overrated. Even some of the most popular and financially successful sci-fiction films of all time are, when put under scrutiny, really, really overrated and overhyped. Look a little closer and dig a little deeper and you find that many of the most popular sci-fi movies are not as great as they seem. We’re not saying these movies are bad, necessarily — just not as good as the hype machine wants to be believe. Here’s a list of the 10 most overrated science fiction movies.
[Ed. Note: This list was written by a single author and does not reflect the views of Goliath.com as a whole. We love most of these movies and feel they deserve their esteemed status.]
10. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Arguably the most overhyped movie of the last 25 years, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a letdown in many ways, chief among them was the fact that the film did not break any new ground. The Force Awakens, when you break it all down, was basically a remake of 1977’s A New Hope, but with less interesting characters. Yes, the special effects were good and the movie was still miles ahead of the awful prequels. But it didn’t deserve the massive hype, as the story was far from perfect. We didn’t get to see Luke Skywalker until the final minute of the movie, and he didn’t even have a line. Add in an aging Han Solo and stilted Princess Leia, and you have a movie that was highly overrated. While it may serve as a launching pad for future Star Wars sequels being great, it was basically the same as the original — a previously unknown character (perhaps with mystical Force powers) manages to thwart some evil dude in black and blow up a moon-shaped weapon with the help of some weird friends.