John Boyega: The Last Jedi is the worst of the Star Wars sequel trilogy

Back when the Star Wars sequel trilogy was playing in theaters, John Boyega (Finn) was always happy to mix things up, giving fans plenty to talk about as he criticized, for example, the way the franchise treated its characters of color. Many fans were displeased to hear an opinion counter to their own and said so, but Boyega was not deterred. He seems like the kind of guy who’s entertained rather than cowed by the shrieking of internet fandoms, then and now.

Appearing on a recent episode of the Hot Ones spinoff Truth or Dab (filmed before the SAG-AFTRA strike went into effect), he was asked to rank the three Star Wars films he appeared in from best to worst. After what looks like a brief moment of hesitation (oh god, what is the internet going to say about this?) he gleefully throws himself into it. “Hell yeah, I’ll do it!”

Boyega is pretty certain which movie comes out on top. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens is most definitely the best,” he said. Second is The Rise Of Skywalker. “And then the worst—in the most respectful sense—is Episode VIII. But they’re all lovely.”

And then he includes a brief bit of side eye you can interpret at your leisure.

John Boyega ranks the Star Wars sequel movies from worst to best, “but they’re all lovely”

I’m guilty of framing this story in a way that makes Boyega seem more combative than he is, because watching the video, it’s clear he’s having a lark without really dissing anyone. I was entertained watching him interface with angry Star Wars fans back when the movies were in theaters and I’m entertained now.

Boyega gave the interview in the first place to promote his new sci-fi film They Cloned Tyrone. Take a look:

They Cloned Tyrone drops tomorrow on Netflix!

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