Undeniable Fact About ROTS #9: It Won Empire Awards’ Movie Of The Year

Empire Magazine, the UK’s big entertainment rag, hands out its own set of awards every year. Among the winners in 2006 was ROTS in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy category, beating out a competitive list of nominees like “Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire,” “King Kong,” “Serenity,” and “Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe.”

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3 Responses to “Undeniable Fact About ROTS #9: It Won Empire Awards’ Movie Of The Year”

  1. PrinceOfNaboo Says:

    Even if you’re one of those who ignore the wide success of both TPM and AOTC, how can anyone on earth not realize what a magnificent success ROTS was?

    It was a critical darling, financial success and an audience hit.

    The current, haters-driven media treatment of Star Wars is beyond ridiculous.

    • BansheeGun Says:

      In recent years, I’ve seen more people direct venom at ROTS simply for being in the same trilogy as TPM and AOTC. I think one quote on Youtube was “I used to like ROTS, then I realized it was just like the other two” or some nonsense like that. I love all of the PT, even though I think the term “Trilogy” should be retired since Star Wars is a SAGA, although some Anti-Prequel trolls don’t want to admit it.

      • Jim Raynor Says:

        Even leaving Star Wars out of the discussion, hardcore fandom has serious issues with admitting when when things have changed or when the fanboy narrative no longer holds true. People who flock to fandoms often have unusual levels of stubbornness, or a need to set themselves apart (above) from others simply by holding firmly to a certain opinion.

        I’ve seen it again and again. A TV series might show marked improvement, only for vocal fans to continue adjusting the point where it “started getting better” to ever more recent episodes. Great stories and big mainstream hits can be produced, only for people to continually look back toward “the good old days” which are perpetually 15 years ago no matter how much time goes on.

        ROTS wasn’t just a big hit, it was critically acclaimed in a way that TPM and AOTC weren’t (and even they never scored that badly at all on Rotten Tomatoes. It was the movie that silenced even a lot of prequel haters. I remember Hollywood throwing George Lucas a huge congratulatory celebration on TV back in 2005 when he finallwy completed the prequel trilogy.

        Fast forward a decade and the Internet fanboy revisionist history just lazily lumps ROTS in with he other prequels, under rating all of them as universally hated movies…

        So universally hated that they were all big hits and supported a popular multi-season cartoon show. The Internet fandom narrative doesn’t care about different opinions or even reality.

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