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In descending order:
- The Empire Strikes Back
- A New Hope
- Rogue One
- Return of the Jedi
- Revenge of the Sith
- Attack of the Clones
- The Force Awakens
- The Phantom Menace
- Rise of Skywalker
- The Last Jedi
- Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
>>>>worst movie ever
"I don't like sand, It's course it's rough and Irritating. And it gets everywhere"
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
>>>>pretty bad.. up there with the worst but it isn't the worst
Solo: A Star Wars Story
>>>>ok didn't care for it
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
- >>>>my favorite
- Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
- Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- >>>>it was ok not the worst
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- I really hate Kylo Ren such a whimp
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
- >>>I like the 1st part where he runs into Palpatine. He looks terrifying.
- They should have made the whole series really dark
We all know the best one is the Caravan of Courage.0
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3,4,5,6,1,2 and the rest...0
5,4,6,3,2,1 and that's all of them.0
5, 4, 6,0
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Let's see... I'd top the list with A New Hope (an unusual choice, I know, but I feel it has a more consistent through-line than Empire), then Empire as a close second. Then Jedi, then Revenge, and then it gets a little dicey.
What grates me about Revenge of the Sith is the unnatural decisions made to set up the OT: Obi-Wan's inexplicable decision to leave Anakin to slowly burn to death; either capturing or killing him would make sense, but there's no difference (so far as he was aware) between killing him with a merciful strike and letting him slowly roast other than how much he'd suffer, which you would NEVER do to someone you still kinda thought of us a brother. Yoda turning and fleeing from Palpatine made some sense; he seemed to be holding his own, but I can buy that it was costing him and he couldn't keep it up from long, but the "into exile, I must go" made NO sense. And Padme, who'd just given birth and had two defenseless babies to take care of suddenly dying "of a broken heart" just came out of nowhere. I'm told the novelization provides explanations for all of those, but they really should've been in the movie.
Attack of the Clones has two halves: the romance section, which sucks, and the detective section, which doesn't; a story about a missing planet and the search for it, including the first fight between a Jedi and a non-force user where the Jedi doesn't win (it's pretty much a draw), that shows a prepared enemy and a Jedi using the force to augment his fighting, and NEITHER is helpless without their weapons? More of that, please! But how to rank it? Were it only the good half, I might put it up there with Return; only the bad and it'd be just above the Disney dreck.
The Phantom Menace is much more uniform, but it's also lousy; it's essentially a kid's movie that somehow snuck into Star Wars. And while it's not a bad kid's movie, it's not a good one, either; the all-ages appeal that Star Wars had isn't really there, and the "here's something for mom and dad" of good kid's movies is absent as well. Darth Maul is an intimidating figure, but he doesn't actually have any character; he's just a blind force of nature. He WAS impressive for being the first to wield a double-bladed lightsaber- unless you'd seen one in Jedi Knight two years ealier; that took a lot of the shock value away.
Then comes Rogue One. This would be higher on my list, but I'm simply not capable of seeing it in a vacuum; too much of my early life was dominated by the incredible potential of the Star Wars EU, and to my mind, the person who stole the Death Star plans was this guy:
Just changing identity wouldn't be that big of a deal, but a LOT of old canon was violated by that movie, and I can't simply ignore it.
Then comes Awakens. It was just a stale retread of A New Hope, but I willing to look past that, rationalizing that the writers were lazy, and they needed to hook new fans in, and figured they could do that by repeating what worked so well the first time around. I shouldn't've been so indulgent, but there were two things the franchise had going for it:
1. the worldbuilding. TIE fighters, infamously, have no hyperdrives; they're cheaply mass-produced and rely and maneuverability and huge numbers to overwhelm their opposition- yet Finn tells Poe "We need to get out of here" (meaning the whole system) when taking one during their escape, indicating that the newer ones do- they also have an interior atmosphere, room for a co-pilot/gunner, and mag pulses as standard equipment now. This makes sense: the collapse of the empire would've been a HUGE boon to Seinar fleet systems (which makes TIE fighters), and the changing political realities would've called for new product lines, and modifications to existing ones. A lot of potential was handed to the next movie, and it could've gone in fascinating directions.
2. Finn. Here was something unambiguously new: a defecting stormtrooper, raised from birth to be an ustoppable killing machine, who discovers he has no heart for killing and runs away, stealing a valuable prisoner along the way. I call him a "defector", but he's not, really; he wants to get AWAY from the First Order (which still felt like it MIGHT become distinct from the Empire, even though it didn't in this movie), not just join the opposing side. He'd gone on a rampage during his escape, but that was just fear and adrenaline- I expected his breakdown when things got quiet enough for him to reflect to be powerfully character-driven: realizing he'd killed people he'd grown up and been trained alongside, exiling him forever from that life and that world would push him towards a more pacifistic approach, providing a tapestry for perhaps the most in-depth and multifaceted character of the whole franchise.
Yeah, THAT didn't work out.
Then comes the Holiday Special. If you've seen it, I need say no more; if you haven't, don't.
Then Solo. There were SO many problems with this movie: the total lack of explanation for why a street rat from Corellia knows Shriwook, the idiotic origin scene for his last name, the bizarre shower scene (look, I get wanting to insert some eye candy for the ladies, too, but COME ON), the inexplicable series of betrayals at the end, and the "Wait, WHAT?" emergence of Darth Maul (I'm sure his survival was VERY surprising- unless you'd seen Maw do the same thing in Jedi Knight 21 years earlier), and the totally out-of-place whiny "droid rights" character just made it too stupid to be enjoyable. (I had actually noticed that in ANH, Obi-Wan refers to R2-D2 and C-3PO as "passengers" rather than "cargo"; there's an interesting story to be told about droids and how machines that can think relate to living creatures, but that is the WORST possible way to do it).
And then there's The Last Jedi, the Ultima IX of Star Wars.