The new Star Wars movie is only weeks away from release, so it is only fitting that all of its episodes be ranked—of course, from poorest to finest. Yes, save the best for last.
Movie fans are enthusiastic, with less than three weeks to go before the much awaited “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. For sure many have been re-watching the previous episodes, so why don’t we compare them head to head? Which deserves to be on the top spot?
According to Toronto Sun, this is how the Star Wars movies stack up against each other. Remember, worst to best. Here we go.
“Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones” (2002)
This sparked up some animated deliberation between “The Phantom Menace” and “Attack of the Clones”— which was George Lucas’ most dreadful Star Wars prequel? It’s is a dead giveaway to choose Episode I Jar-Jar Binks and rash pint-sized Anakin but that’s because the more uninteresting components of “Episode II” were not entirely “in your face”.
“Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” (1999)
Envision anticipating for a new Star Wars movie—for 16 years and being served with “The Phantom Menace”. This could be why the first prequel is frequently more detested than the others. It was the instant fans recognized the Star Wars they knew and loved could be gone for good.
The source cited silly droid soldiers, a dreary trade debate, and cringe-inducing conversation that wasted the geniuses of impressive actors like Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, and Natalie Portman as some of the elements that contributed why this episode is in this place in our countdown—but was somewhat salvaged by the pod race sequence, the mesmerizing Darth Maul lightsaber battle, and witnessing the origins of young Anakin.
“Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith” (2005)
Okay, “Revenge of the Sith” had all kinds of well-designed, attractive elements linking it to the original trilogy. This includes Anakin’s final conversion into THE Darth Vader but when the greatest factor about a certain movie, is that it makes you think of other better movies, this is why this episode is here.
Although, “Revenge of the Sith” could be considered as the least vilest of the preludes, even if the involvement between Anakin and Padme Amidala was not able to save it.
“Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi” (1983)
Many Star Wars fans are not too fond of the Ewoks but those spirited miniature teddy bear folks were considerably far less irritating than most of the aliens Lucas brought to life for the prequel trilogy.
Another thing to point out is, “Return of the Jedi” closes mainly the identical manner “A New Hope” did, well except with much cooler personality dealing the final blow to the Death Star. Also, this is the episode that propelled a million adolescent daydreams of Princess Leia in a gold bikini.
“Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope” (1977)
The original Star Wars is unquestionably exposing its age—which when thinking about it now, the episode is actually silly in so many different levels—but it does not matter because a farm boy from a desert world who imagined a journey and ended up meeting a princess, a wizard, a thief, and so many remarkable aliens and robots, before being swept into a mutiny versus an evil kingdom and redeeming an entire planet–right?
“Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back” (1980)
One of Lucas’ flairs is conceiving mysterious galaxies filled with mysterious aliens and ancient societies. Although what he’s not so good at, as was apparent in the prequels, is writing and directing the characters.
“The Empire Strikes Back” was where Lucas handed the directing responsibilities to Irvin Kershner. The script was co-written by numerous Oscar nominee Lawrence Kasdan (trivia: he worked on all the new Star Wars films) and behold, what a big difference it made.
Notable scenes include the unbelievable Hoth battle sequence to the “I am your father” part between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker—the cornerstone of the total Star Wars saga. Enough said.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” hits theaters on December 14. See you at the movies!
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