That’s why those Shakespearean adapatations of Star Wars don’t exist....oh...hang on they do exist. It’s also why no-one shows Star Wars in scho....oh hang on, I watched in school (RE of all places...) and it is taught on film studies courses, and there’s a ton of academic literature on Star Wars going back decades. Damn. Looks like OPs assertation stands, especially in the way it’s clearly meant, in that it’s used as a yardstick and a ‘best in class’ with many many devotees and invested critics. It’s been the gold standard for successful SF and franchises since about 1978. I personally expect to hate the last Jedi, and am not exactly over fond of TFA (for the record, I love Rey, like all the New Characters, but think they are in bad stories that treat the old heroes like shit just for the sake of it....Kylo Ren was better when he was called Darth Caedus.) but yes...populist entertainment, aimed at ‘low’ culture, suddenly becomes ‘high’ culture and inspires an industry around itself....sure sounds like Shakespeare to me.