I used to watch Siskel & Ebert religiously when their show was "Sneak Previews" on PBS.
When Star Wars came out many critics (were so biased against popular movies they) panned it as a mindless, violent special effects vehicle.
Here's Siskel and Ebert defending The Star Wars franchise against one of these pretentious critics.
Addendum: In looking up that video I just found out that the critic, John Simon, in that broadcast died in 2019. Rest in peace.