Top 10 Reasons Why Lord of the Rings is Better Than Star Wars

Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes out in three days but I'm not really looking forward to seeing it. I just don't see the appeal in Star Wars to be honest. I'm more of a Lord of the Rings guy. And I personally think in Lord of the Rings is even better than Star Wars. And I have a list of reasons why that is.

Please keep in mind that this is list subjective so please don't go crazy over a different opinion. It's fine if you like Star Wars. To each their own.

The Top Ten

1 Without Lord of the Rings There'd Be No Star Wars

And that's fact. Lord of the Rings was one of the direct inspirations for Star Wars. And if it had not exist, Star Wars probably wouldn't have existed either. - Aragorn98

It would've been nice if you'd elaborated on this. - Tia-Harribel

2 Star Wars Has More Flaws

It really does. Something that I'm sure isn't really gonna influence any writer for the best. - Aragorn98

3 Lord of the Rings Is More Influential Than Star Wars

One of the most influential stories that ever was and ever will be. - Aragorn98

4 Lord of the Rings Is a Book Trilogy. Star Wars Is a Film Trilogy

I know movies have a much bigger impact on society but I personally think books are better because they're much better for you. With books you can read and focus better and they might actually be able to help you with your writing. Plus you can imagine the scenery anyway you want to. - Aragorn98

5 Lord of the Rings Was Much More Complicated to Write

Complicated doesn't always mean better but it worked out for Lord of the Rings. The story to Star Wars is just too simple to me. - Aragorn98

6 Fantasy Is Much Harder to Write Than Science Fiction

It really is. With sci-fi it's easy to write because all it takes is some time to understand science a little more. With fantasy you have to really come up with your own history, countries, cultures, races and everything else. - Aragorn98

I agree, great list! - CostcoHotDogs

7 Lord of the Rings Characters Have Inspired Star Wars Characters

For example...

Gollum inspired Yoda.
Gandalf inspired Obi-Wan.
The Witch King inspired Darth Vader.
Sauron inspired Palpatine.

To anyone who wants proof of this, here's a link to where I got this from. - Aragorn98

8 Lord of the Rings Has Better Characters

I could relate to the characters in Lotr more because they have more depth and memorable lines. Some characters in Star Wars are either bland or one-dimensional to me (but I personally think the British people do the best acting). - Aragorn98

9 Lord of the Rings Came Out First

Not really much of a reason but whatever. - Aragorn98

10 Lord of the Rings Doesn't Have a Holiday Special

Thank goodness it doesn't. - Aragorn98

The Contenders

11 J.R.R. Tolkien Took His Story Far More Seriously Than George Lucas Did with His
12 Star Wars Has So Many Sequels and Merchandise
13 Better Plot and Characters
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