SlumberingGiant alt account Banned Jul 2, 2019 1,389 Dec 10, 2019 #1 A new edition of the 'Skywalker Saga' (eurgh) AKA Star Wars is soon to be released so it's that time again to rank the all the films. I'm going to stick to the episodes because I think the side stories are pointless and just exist to keep the brand in peoples minds. Nobody needed to know why Han Solo was called Solo, c'mon guys. But feel free to include them if you want. Anyway.. 1. The Empire Strikes Back The perfect fantasy film. An ideal pairing between a really a good director and Lucas's bizarre but culturally relevant ideas. 2. A New Hope Simpler than Empire but more important. Highlights how editing can make a fantastic film out of less than ideal parts. Could be argued its overall impact of pop culture is negative but on its own merits it can't be denied how impressive it is. 3. Revenge of the Sith A prequel, how dare I? Yeah Anakin's turn is fudged but it's hard to deny Ian Mcdiarmid's performance and the two bombastic ending fights that oscillate between complete silliness to genuine operatic brilliance. Could just be the amazing music. 4. Return of the Jedi Looks really cheap at times, lack the originality of A New Hope or the masterful directing behind Empire. Han Solo is boring in this one. But has the best fight in the series, good ending. Yub Nub. 5. The Last Jedi So messy it has some of the best stuff in the entire series (Luke) to some of the worst (Finn and cgi horses). A respectable entry that tried to be bold but was handicapped by its position in the new trilogy. Likely to be remembered as the best sequel trilogy film. Feels like Rian Jonhson should have started the trilogy rather than being sandwiched in between two other films. 6. The Phantom Menace A respectable attempt to apply some real world politics into a children's film. That's not a joke, I respect the attempt to complicate the series through its backstory. A bit pintless overall though and filled with 1940's racism. George's love of old series on full display with that stuff. Podracing is cool and in general has the best ship and creature design of the series. 7. The Force Awakens It's Jurassic World but for Star Wars. A pale imitation of something great. Reboot that reboots everything to be the same as it was before. Literally has a scene of the original death star being compared to a new one cool one which is even bigerer, which is more insulting to the intelligence that Jar Jar stepping in the stinky poo poo. Well directed and good cast. 8. Attack of the Clones errr Christopher Lee is in it and plays a count? That's kinda cool. A MASSIVE step down from The Phantom Menace visually which gets unfairly tarred with the same brush. Really bad.