When The Force Awakens hit theaters in December, we were pumping out Star Wars content everyday. Our founder and Uber-fanboy, Josiah LeRoy, ranked all of the movies. He’s crazy that way. So, I got this idea that with some fancy math, we could take every member of the Geekiverse staff and run their ranks through some super computer, or an iPhone calculator, and come up with a Geekiverse ranking for the movies. So I did that. And we’ll post it now to celebrate the release of The Force Awakens on Blu-Ray and DVD.
After I did it the first time, I wanted to make sure it was correct, so I asked some 3rd grade kid, who said, “Yeah, your numbers work, but what is Star Wars?” Parenting fail, apparently.
I did it two ways. First, I just counted up the ranks that repeated in a column. For example, Empire Strikes Back was voted for the most times as the number 1 film. With, I am sure, a little bit of luck, there weren’t any repeats or anything. It worked out right the first time.
In the second method, I assigned point values. For every 1st place ranking the film got 7 points, and so on down to 1 point for last place finish. Low and behold, the results were exactly the same. To put it in the words of the A-Team’s Hannibal Smith, “I love it when a plan comes together.”
Here’s the results in one easy to read chart.
If we were in the NCAA Basketball business, you’d see that we have 2 perfect brackets….. Jeff “Beta” Dugan and Trevor “2.0” White. Congrats, boys, you win preferred parking at the Geekiverse Corporate HQ, when we get one.
1. The Empire Strikes Back
2. Return of the Jedi
3.The Force Awakens
4.A New Hope
5.Revenge of the Sith
6.Attack of the Clones
7.The Phantom Menace
Check back this December to see where Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ranks!