Don't cry, it's just for fun Star Wars has badass Jedi as the heroes. Lord of the Rings has little people singing songs. Sword and sorcery is only for nerds The books are too hard to read George Lucas has two films on the AFI top 100 list. Peter Jackson is the director of Brain Dead Star Wars appeals to both kids and their parents. LOTR appeals to lonely fanboys who spend all day posting insults on Aint It Cool News Star Wars has cool spaceships that they can turn into cool toys. LOTR does not. In LOTR, the ultimates destructive power is a ring. In Star Wars, it is a giant freaking space station with a super lazer. Natalie Portman is way hotter than Liv Tyler Star Wars has special effect by ILM. LOTR has effects by some "Ozzie" company Star Wars has music by John Williams. LOTR . . . doesn't.