FilmExodus Ranks the ‘Star Wars’ Films

In a couple days, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the second film in the sequel trilogy, soars into theaters. The FilmExodus Community decided to go back through the Star Wars archives and rank the seven episodes and Rogue One. In case you missed it, we previously ranked the Spider-Man films before Homecoming hit theaters last July.

Which film ended up where and why? Let’s find out, shall we?


8. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) 30.5 points

  • Attack of the Clones to me is as good as Empire, but I rank it slightly higher because of the sheer number of decapitations Lucas got away with in a PG movie. – Jack Slater IV
  • When I think of my favourite scenes in the prequels, I think of this movie. I think of Kenobi and Fett on Kamino, I think of everything on Tatooine, I think of ‘Across the Stars’ and the secret wedding, I think of Yoda with a lightsaber. Best thing in the movie: Natalie Portman. – dnwilliams
  • It’s full of trade-mark Lucas clunkyness, but it has a lot of genuine fun and excitement: Obi Wan and Anakin bantering, Obi Wan doing detective work and hand to hand combat, the whole sequence in the arena… Plus, the “Anakin’s mother dying” plot was quite impactful and well-handled, and it started to effectively paint Anakin as the tragic character he is. Absolutely every scene focusing on the Anakin/Padme love story is the worst though, and personally I just skip them. – Galaxion
  • Ham handed attempts at drama, an aimless plot and CG overkill. At least Christopher Lee is there to keep the proceedings better than it probably deserves. – The Dead Fellow
  • Half of this movie follows Obi-Wan Kenobi through a bumbling, incoherent noirish mystery (the plot doesn’t even make sense without supplemental information supplied in The Clone Wars) and the other half is Anakin’s awkward romance. With lame dialogue that would make James Cameron blush and ugly digital sets that destroy the immersion that makes Star Wars so great, this is a clear last place. – Resonance Cascade
  • Recently saw this one again on TNT or TBS, and man the acting is atrocious. It’s got some great parts but it isn’t enough to save it. Overall, I wish you could take the best parts of Phantom and Clones to make one good movie. Then edit down Sith a bit and you’d have a great pair of movies. And of course update the CGI. There’s parts in the arena battle in Clones that everything looks fake and floaty. – King Alvarez
  • We are at the last George Lucas prequel and this is the best out of the 3 which isn’t saying much. This introduced Mace Freaking Windu to the universe and the clone wars have begun and instead of being practical there is fake CGI all over the place that looks so bad I felt like I was looking at a green screen the whole time. This is also the same movie where we figure out that Anakin hates sand as it’s rough and coarse and gets everywhere. I was hoping he would drown and die from sand overload! What a sandy death! More unnecessary Padame and Anakin romance that no star wars fan cares for and I hoped they would break up. Also emo dark Anakin is even worse than Emo dark Peter and he is so unbelievable as a bad guy. Anakin is such a whiny brat that I wanted to shut him up in any way possible and heate still sucks at acting. General Palpentine was actually pretty good in this film and had some great acting scene but Yoda of course stole the show because he always does. Overall the best of the Lucas prequels which isn’t saying that much. It only got to this spot because of that epic Mace Windu VS all the clones and that is probably one of my favorite scenes in the prequels. Anakin brings the prequels down and without him these movies would be a lot better. Overall these prequels are pretty forgetable and Lucas should of never made them and scrapped them. – J-Mart
  • This is just a terrible film in my opinion, although I will admit that there are some good parts.I actually like Obi-Wan’s diner chef buddy, Dex, who I think is very entertaining and charismatic for a CGI character.  He definitely could have been utilized more, but he’s not the only one. The phenomenal Christopher Lee is completely wasted in the role of Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus again, which is a huge shame as he could have been a great character.  Not to mention, the waste of Natalie Portman, who was a highlight of the first prequel.  Anakin’s lines of “I don’t like sand. It’s coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere. Not like here. Here everything is soft and smooth.” sounds like something out of a trashy romance novel or a bad Hallmark movie.  That is not the only one of the worst parts of Hayden Christensen’s portrayal of Anakin, but it is a stand-out.  Even worse, they even managed to make a giant lightsaber battle boring, which is pretty hard to do.  There is no emotional stakes with the (I’ll be generous) side-characters and it really does not matter in the end.  I still love me some Kit FIsto though.  Yoda’s flipping would have probably been better left to the imagination as it is really silly in the execution with the fight with Dooku.  The backstory for Boba Fett through Jango Fett and the clones see pointless because they serve no real purpose aside from being a nameless army.  I will concede that the Obi-Wan vs. Jango fight is pretty cool though.  I know some people like this one, but it is undoubtedly my least favorite of the franchise. – Joe Newman
  • I just want to take the opportunity to say that I detest that droid factory scene.  That has to be one of the stupidest things Lucas has put on film.  And that’s saying something. The death of Jango Fett was anti-climactic. – Dry But Soupy

7. Star Wars: Episode I  The Phantom Menace (1999) — 31.5 points

  • The movie that really opened up the mythology and the best looking of all the Blu-rays. – Jack Slater IV
  • Killing off Darth Maul might be the single biggest mistake in the Star Wars series. Instantly iconic. I’m a huge fan of the pod race too, if Disney ever wanted to do movies in the prequel era, a pod racer movie could be cool. Best thing in the movie: Liam Neeson. – dnwilliams
  • This… is just boring and dumb. I couldn’t care less for kid Anakin or Jar Jar and the plight of his people. The only good things to come out of this (besides the stage-setting/world-building) are Qui Gon, Darth Maul and that incredibly amazing John Williams score. – Galaxion
  • Goofy, sloppy, cheesy – yet I’d be lying if I said I was bored by this. Plus it sports some of the finest work soundtrack wise John Williams will ever produce. – The Dead Fellow
  • Jar Jar Binks says some stupid shit, but, seriously, he is barely in this movie or the sequels. Lil’ Anakin is a kid, how did you expect him to act? Liam Neeson is a pure badass and I’d rather see him get a spinoff than Obi-Wan. Also, props to Star Wars for being the only franchise yet to use Keira Knightley as a double for Natalie Portman. I mean, c’mon Hollywood how have you not got these two together for a drama film about two sisters? – M. Karlston
  • I used to think this was the worst one, but Clones takes that place. Minus Jar Jar, its a pretty good movie. – King Alvarez
  • This film is actually pretty underrated.  Yes, it’s not perfect and has the most Jar-Jar Binks appearances, and Lucas introduces the ridiculous concept of midichlorians, but overall it is a pretty solid movie.  The opening of the film is absolutely stellar as we watch young Obi-Wan and his master, Qui-Gon, do some serious Jedi shit.  It was something that we had imagined, but had never seen before.  In fact, I would say that the Vader scene in Rogue One probably would have never happened without the Jedi and Sith action scenes used in this film. Darth Maul works great and not bring him back in the live-action films was a huge mistake.  I mean, what was George Lucas thinking?  “Oh they really like this character and hate Jar-Jar, so just less Jar-Jar in the next ones.”  I’ll even admit that I like Watto, as he is an interesting character who just feels like he belongs in the Star Wars universe.  “You think you’re some kind of Jedi, waving your hand around like that? I’m a Toydarian. Mind tricks don’t work on me. Only money.” is probably one of the best lines in the entire film. Either way, this is a well-crafted film that receives unnecessary and undeserved hate from the majority of the fan-base.  No, it does not hold up to the original trilogy, but it does stand on its own as a pretty well-crafted film. – Joe Newman

6. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) — 44 points

  • Seeing the Star Wars aesthetic so faithfully recreated with modern effects would be worth the price of admission alone, but throw in a bunch of cool, distinctive characters, an ending that pulls no punches, and the Vader we’ve waited our whole lives to see, and you’ve got a movie that could leapfrog RotJ for me given time. Best thing in the movie: Donnie Yen. – dnwilliams
  • One of the most pointless movies I ever saw. Seriously, why the hell should I care about the backstory of some little piece of information that’s in the Star Wars opening crawl? It’s just an excuse to yet again give us the original Rebels vs Empire status quo and time period, and to shove nostalgia down our throats. The story is meandering and mostly consists of getting stuff to do other stuff. All the characters aren’t fleshed out enough because they have to (almost comically) die one after the other at the end, so we wouldn’t want the audience to get too attached right? The acting is also just bad for the most part, especially from Felicity Jones, and she’s the freaking lead! The only characters I cared about and liked were Chirrut and K2-SO… (Disney yet again completely wasted the amazing Mikkelsen, such a shame). It did have some awesome locations and action set-pieces, and I really enjoyed how it was filmed more like a war-movie: from a cinematography stand-point it was top-notch. – Galaxion
  • It’s a shame we don’t spend more time with its motley crew of newcomers, who are largely squandered to make room for all the plot lifting it has to do to get us to Episode IV’s doorstep. Too thrilling to be forgettable but not grand enough to be unforgettable, Rogue One is probably doomed to fall mid-pack on these lists for eternity. That said, even with its flaws, I’d watch ten more Star Wars movies this good. – Resonance Cascade
  • Great prequel that isn’t part of the Skywalker Saga. Does a fine job expanding the universe but keeping us a part of the one we know and love. – King Alvarez
  • Yes I figured out how to spell this movie finally! Felicity Jones nails the role of Jyn as a powerful female character who is a badass and no Mary Sue. The CGI is beautiful, but the General Palpentine and Leia CGI is just okay. There are some emotional moments that brought tears to my eyes like Cassian almost shooting Jyn’s father and he dies and Jyn watched him die. But this film shines in the third act as the fight on the beach is epic and everyone dies in a heroic way so the mission can continue. The best Star Wars prequel by far. – J-Mart
  • Although it is pretty good, this film is extremely lacking in the character development department.  K-2SO and Chirrut are the only really compelling characters and are far superior to the main leads that are Jyn and Cassian.  Although, it is cool to see the Rebellion actually steal the plans for Death Star, it is hard to care about most of these characters.  Look, we all know that the best part is seeing Darth Vader being more Darth Vader than he ever has before at the end.  I personally did not mind the CGI Tarkin or Leia, but I do know that is a point of contention with fans. It really does not take me out of the movie at all and I think people just want to nitpick it because it is weird to have created dead or aged actors.  I also think it was uncharacteristically brazen to kill off all your main characters, even though it was hard to feel for these underdeveloped people.  This will be the shortest entry for me as I do not have any good or bad strong feelings about the film.  I enjoy it, but I do not love it.  I mentioned that K-2S0 was cool, right?  Alan Tudyk is a national treasure. – Joe Newman

5. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005) 51.5 points

  • Revenge of the Sith is my favorite because it’s dark as fuck and Obi-Wan schooled Vader. – Jack Slater IV
  • I wish the whole prequel trilogy was just this film in three parts. Best thing in the movie: Ian McDiarmid. – dnwilliams
  • Probably quite alone with this opinion, but I think it’s truly great. It’s full of powerful and memorable moments, and I’d argue that some of the clunky/campy/cheesy Lucas dialogue strangely enough makes some scenes even more special and doesn’t undercut their impact: “Poweeeeeer. Unlimited Poweeeeeer!” for example. The film is full of important and impactful moments like Order 66, the Anakin/Obi Wan confrontation, and basically everything from Darth Sidious (Ian McDiarmid is the MVP of the prequels). I really love the way the whole story ends, it feels very much like a Greek tragedy, Anakin is just a helpless pawn to the will of the universe and higher powers, and his and the Jedi’s downfall was inevitable. Other than that, the film had fantastic action, visuals, music, and even some great acting (even from Christensen!). The one Padme/Anakin “love” discussion on the balcony is still the absolute worst though. – Galaxion
  • Have you ever heard the tragedy of Darth Vader the naive? This is still a part of the prequel trilogy so there are still some goofy-ass moments in it, but they’re just odd punctuation in the satisfying story of cinema’s greatest villain being born. The original trilogy hinted that Darth Vader was merely seduced by greed and power, but in developing the idea, Lucas turned it into more of a Shakespearean tragedy of manipulation and loss. It’s all the better for it. – Resonance Cascade
  • The Star Wars prequels are not bad. There I said it. I watched these films with an extremely low bar after years of hearing how terrible they were and that they ruined Star Wars. Yet, they’re good. They aren’t perfect, but they’re still enjoyable. Episode III is easily the best of the bunch. The evolution of Anakin’s character comes full tilt, and it’s believable that he might turn to the dark side. Now, where do I begin the Justice for Jar Jar sign up sheet? – M. Karlston
  • The best of the prequels and even then it has some rough parts. Vader’s Noooooooooo! is one of them – King Alvarez
  • This is where it starts getting harder to separate the pack.  I’m putting “Revenge” here simply on the strength of the opening space battle.  When I first heard “Clone Wars” uttered decades ago by Alec Guinness, the opening scene is the kind of epic space battle I envisioned.  I also really dig the design of Obi-Wan and Anakin’s fighters in that scene. – Dry But Soupy

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  • J-Mart

    Yes and right after I watched all 7 films at once I got a huge headache and my brain exploded.
    The end.

  • J-Mart

    No he didn’t, my mistake.
    But Lando should of been in ANH.

  • dnwilliams

    I’m about to see The Last Jedi for the second time in 36 hours later today, there’s gonna be a talk back Thread this weekend, right?

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I agree

  • I’ll probably see it sometime next week. I’ll just try to stay off YouTube and Instagram aka the two most likely places people love to SPOIL GODDAMN MOVIES JUST FOR MEASLY LIKES!

  • Yeah, I’m not really in a hurry to see EP 8, but I am afraid of spoilers so I’ll try not to waste too much time. I think I’ll see it around christmas with my brother 🙂

  • Far from it. I consider Back to the Future the greatest thing since sliced bread. But I wouldn’t wait outside a theater 24 hours early to watch an official Part IV. I’m not part of that “fandom.” I’d go ghost offline and then see it on a Monday. Because there’s no point in letting a movie run your life.
    But for all you people seeing it opening weekend, enjoy the long lines for popcorn, and sitting right beside people on each side!

  • Sounds excellent. And will do. I was in fact counting on it haha. Also looking forward to more “Crossing it Off the List” whenever you get around to them.

  • King Alvarez

    HAHAHAHAH!!!! Fair enough. I mean it’s already screwed up, so why not run with it, right?

  • … It was a brief Google search.

  • King Alvarez

    I can understand that. They aren’t the greatest, but damn they are fun. And 40 years of attachment to them helps keep the hype and admiration up there for me.

  • King Alvarez

    Aren’t Admirals higher up than Generals?

  • DryButSoupy

    Thanks for the reminder. I’m on it. I’m working Sat and Sun but after that I’ve got a lot of leave time I have to use or lose. It’ll be ready. I’ve got the DVD on top of the bookshelf. Gonna cozy up with a nice stout sometime next week and get to it.

  • DryButSoupy

    Yeah, some outliers aside, that’s probably the standard ranking. And I won’t argue with it.

  • Indianamcclain

    I kinda agree because Han doesn’t have much to do in the film. On top of that I think the film probably would’ve handeled Han’s death a little better than Force Awakens.

  • Understandable.
    So, do you now also think they’re the greatest things since sliced bread?
    I love the universe, but I don’t think I would put any of the movies in my “best movies I ever saw” list… maybe ESB

  • I don’t necessarily think he should have died, but if they bring him back and then give him nothing to do during the whole movie then what’s the point?

  • This was an absolute brilliant read. We need more of this. You guys are all amazing.

  • I’m due for a rewatch, but I remember liking Crusade the most.

  • ResonanceCascade

    Me too, but it’s totally second banana to Raiders.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    More than raiders?

  • He’s the superior to Admiral Clementine.

  • I guess I’m a weirdo.
    I really like Crusade.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Han should’ve died

  • ResonanceCascade

    I’ve seen people rank the Indiana Jones movies, and almost everyone goes with Raiders, Last Crusade, Doom, Crystal Skull. Except for the one cheeky fuck who puts Doom last and the weirdo who thinks Crusade is best.

  • Indianamcclain

    The frustrating thing about Return of the Jedi is that it’s so close to being a great film. The second act really brings it down. However, the relationship between Luke, and Vader makes the movie for me.

  • Indianamcclain

    I think Episode 3 is a more interesting film than Rogue One. Granted I’ve only seen Rogue One once.

  • Larry Version 3

    That’s fair. I guess I just had more fun with the cast of TFA which allowed me too enjoy it more.
    Rogue One was decent when it was just being a war film though. If it was solely focused on that I would have enjoyed it more.

  • Larry Version 3

    Everyone needs their warm up time.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I thought your problems with rogue one are my problems with force awakens.
    It felt like every 15 minutes, the the director would nudge me in the sides and say “eh eh, did you see that? That’s star wars stuff you love”

  • Maybe he didn’t have time to stretch in ANH?

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I wouldn’t mind if y’all ranked the DC films
    But you’d clearly have to go by Wikipedia’s classification on which ones count

  • Larry Version 3

    It was high budget garbage to be frank. I’ll watch it again one day to see if I can force myself to enjoy it but I can’t imagine doing so.

    The whole movie was basically filled with fan service. The problem with the Vader stuff is that its the most active we’ve ever seen him and it doesn’t make sense considering how slowly he moves at the end of ANH.

  • Holy guacamole. I’d say almost swap out Bond for Harry Potter since way more people will have watched all of them.

    MCU (Infinity War) Harry Potter (Fantastic Beasts 2) and we could probably do PIXAR (Incredibles 2). These collab rankings seem to be extremely popular (or bc it’s SW).

    Ain’t touching the animated DC films. You ranked them perfectly.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Besides the MCU and Bond, there’s:
    X-Men (unless we did it already)
    Star Trek
    Harry potter
    Friday the 13th
    Pixar
    Disney (animated)
    DC (animated)

    And/or a director themed
    Miyazaki
    Tarantino
    Coen bros
    Carpenter

  • Ah I get ya. But I mean some of my favorite MCU flicks are Phase 3 films. And by that logic TFA should have been left out here 😛

    Other note: I’m going to round up everyone (or try to) to each pick a MCU film and review it. Then the 19 or whatever days before Infinity War premieres we release a review a day. The “Road to Infinity” Reviews.

    Other other note: how’s the It’s a Wonderful Life AFI coming? It’s your friendly neighborhood reminder.

  • DryButSoupy

    I just mentioned the first two phases because the third isn’t yet complete.

  • Love me some Chirrut. Top 3 SW characters for me alongside C-3PO and Poe Dameron. Jar Jar gets #4

  • There’s probably a Lando cut out there.

  • @sailormonsoon:disqus and I have thought of doing MCU before Infinity War and then James Bond before OO7 25 for the 2018 collab rankings.

    And we’re ranking all the MCU movies not just the first phases. Phase 3 has some of the most random movies that fall all over the place for some people.

    As I think we all saw with the SM rankings, everyone’s is almost the same save for like two people. We need franchises with a lot of meat on them.

  • DryButSoupy

    I remember thinking something in the actual theater before the Vader scene like “Oh…it’s not over…”

  • DryButSoupy

    I’m reminded of the quote by Harrison Ford: “George, you can type this shit, but you can’t say it!”

  • Yeah, that scene was fun and all, but it didn’t have any real purpose.
    Plot-wise the movie was already over with our protagonists dead and us knowing that the plans will make it to the rebels

  • DryButSoupy

    I view that movie as the film equivalent of a tribute band. No…wait….
    TFA is Greta Van Fleet to the original trilogy’s Led Zeppelin.

  • DryButSoupy

    Suggestions:
    Rank the films in the first two phases of the MCU
    Terminator flicks
    Alien/Prometheus flicks
    I’d say the Indiana Jones movies, but there’s only four of them.
    The current DC movie universe movies.

  • DryButSoupy

    I don’t remember a pun, either. I’m struggling to think of it.

  • DryButSoupy

    Rogue One was a pretty weak movie. Middling.

    That Darth Vader scene was cool, but it felt tacked on to me. Fan service.

  • I was a stickler. I told myself I’d never see a SW film in my life due to the obsessed fandom claiming they’re the greatest thing since sliced bread.

  • Larry Version 3

    Some of these surprise me but I’m glad to see Rogue One so low on the list. That film was one of the most boring experiences I’ve had in a while. I think I dozed off because I can’t even rememeber the middle of the film. Suprised that Revenge of the Sith isnt higher though. It sits in the top 3 for me.

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    You keep referring to Rogue One as bad fan fiction but it’s a pretty fucking good movie.

  • Except when it’s bad fan fiction.

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    They’re all in character.

  • When they’re in character. He has a dry wit.

  • Donnie Yen is just the best. For as much as I criticize Rogue One, I’d even watch a prequel about his character, and seeing as he has barely aged I’m sure he could pull it of too

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    Oh, so now you like his jokes?

  • I like his aggressive negotiations joke. That’s a real Vader joke.

  • I mean, what with her personal connection to the plans and all that Jen pretty much was “the one” for that story.

    I do agree about wanting to see more smaller characters, but they didn’t do much with it, plus having them be involved in this galaxy-wide important event totally undermines that.
    And I have absolutely no issue with them dying in theory, but it felt somewhat artificial, and I just didn’t care if these characters lived or die anyways…

    Except Donnie Yen of course, I’ll always love him, plus his character (albeit barely developed) was great and his demise was a truly impact-full moment, my favorite moment of the movie I think

  • Sailor Monsoon

    That pun is no where close to being as bad as anything he utters in any of those prequels.
    Edit.
    I don’t even remember a pun

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    That’s hilarious.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Stallone really wanted yen in expendables 2 and yen sent back an email that simply read
    “Donnie Yen is not expendable”
    Because of course he did

  • Never dropped a pun in 6 movies. Bad fan fiction.

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    TFA is a continuation so there’s a lot left up in the air to mull about. Rogue One just fills in some gaps.

  • Kemosabe 🦇
  • I actually agree with that too to some extent, but TFA left me with much more to chew on then RO

  • Because no line of dialogue in any of the prequels was worse than Vader’s out of character, lame pun.

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    Excellent points. And Donnie Yen. Jesus, Donnie Yen.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I liked the characters.
    I’m tired of everyone in every star wars film being “the one”.
    Everyone is the most important character and i really dig that these characters are literally the exact opposite.
    They aren’t jedi’s, they’re just smaller cogs in a much bigger machine and yes they die and i love it.
    Plus, darth vader is cooler in this than all the other films combined.
    Fuck is that villain overrated.
    I would go into a rant on how not cool he is but it’s not pertinent.
    Oh and donnie yen.
    Revenge of the Sith doesn’t have Donnie yen.

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    Empty shiny shell is a perfect description for TFA.

  • Did it though? Rogue One is just an empty shiny shell… Anyways, I’m already discussing this with Sailor above, plus my comments in the ranking, I don’t have much to add

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    It gave us newer stuff than TFA. TFA was A New Hope 2.0.

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    Absolutely.

  • Agreed about TFA just being a rerun, but it had characters that were developed, interesting, charismatic… Plus, it’s not like Rogue One gave us a lot of new stuff

  • Regardless of weather it’s superfluous or not, a movie can still give you something. Look at Homecoming, most unneeded movie ever, but they still managed to give me (and many others who like me had absolutely no interest in another Spider Man) something that made us invest in it.

    Rogue One to me is just an empty shell of a movie, shiny and pretty but there’s absolutely nothing inside. In the end I saw some characters that I didn’t care about die for an uninteresting and irrelevant plot with an outcome that we knew from the get-go, plus a bunch of fan service sprinkled throughout.

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    I care about its ranking insofar as it should be higher than TFA, which is just a rerun.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I think the only criticism you can level against rogue one is that It’s superfluous but i think that’s a ridiculous argument considering the entire series is one giant cash cow that’s been milked for 40 fucking years.

  • See, to me it’s legitimately baffling how anyone could think that Rogue One is better than Revenge of the Sith.
    Opinions, assholes and all that I guess

  • King Alvarez

    *double checks my list* whew… not me!

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I don’t know how anyone could honestly think that revenge of the sith is better than rogue one
    That’s legitimately baffling to me

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Let’s just say he’s taking a break

  • Huh. Like a voluntary one or one imposed by the higher ups?

  • King Alvarez’s Evil Twin

    On a time out of sorts.

  • Taking a break.

  • You know my feeling about Star Wars, but I really like this ranking format. More franchises, plz.

  • Joe Newman

    Did Lucas add Lando into ANH, J-Mart?

  • Where is he btw? It’s been a while since I saw him around, and he used to be omnipresent

  • Yeah, it’s not like she was outright bad, but the character was so bland and the acting so mediocre that the praise just perplexed me, to me she was one of the weak links

  • Joe Newman

    She was ok, but I didn’t find the character or acting as good as a lot of other people did.

  • 😀
    I thought exactly the same when reading your comment.
    What’s your stance on Felicity Jones? Because I’ve heard a lot of praise about her before seeing the movie, and I was just left baffled by it because she was just bad to me

  • Joe Newman

    Glad to see that me and Galaxion agree about Chirrut and K2-SO being the only compelling characters in Rogue One.

  • Had to google these 2 to confirm they were who I thought, and yep, that’s like the textbook definition of pointless fan service

  • King Alvarez

    Ahh that makes sense. I thought you just meant the droids. The biggest one I definitely could have done without was Dr. Evazan and Ponda Baba in RO. It was just unnecessary.

    Hayden’s a pretty good actor, I just feel like Lucas didn’t get the best out of him. I swear some of the takes used were straight out of line readings and not real takes. But he does do well and was better in 3.

  • Regarding RO, I didn’t mean the droid cameo in particular, just the overabundance of meaningless fan service in general, which again I never even had the chance to notice in the prequels since I barely knew what SW was when I first saw them.

    I actually quite like Christensen for the most part, I feel like his weird and wooden acting actually fits thematically.
    Plus, his physical acting and facial expressions are pretty great, especially in Ep 3 where his struggle and despair is palpable, and most important of all when he becomes Darth Vader he does look menacing, imposing and borderline terrifying, I can believe he ends up being the man under the suit.

  • King Alvarez

    That totally makes sense. I had no problem with those two showing up in RO. It was subtle and was a nice nod. The 3PO shit in ATOC was pure, hot garbage. Seeing Vader’s backstory was fine. I just wish Jake Lloyd was a little older than he was, and that Hayden wasn’t so wooden. Otherwise for the most part it played out pretty well.

  • I disagree in my humble opinion. 😀
    Why didn’t you participate in the vote Mr S?

  • Though I do aknowledge that for me the situation is different than for you and other people who saw the originals way before, since for me there never existed that “separation” between the originals and prequels.
    I can totally see how all the R2 and C3PO shenanigans for example would just be considered dumb and blatant fan service like the one in RO which I didn’t like at all, or how Vader’s backstory could prove very unsatisfying or damaging to his character, but since I discovered them all around the same time it only seemed natural and all part of the “big SW story” to me.

  • Rogue One outclasses Force Awakens for the “newer” movies in my humble opinion

  • King Alvarez

    Yeah pretty crazy. I don’t necessarily think he raped my childhood, I just thing he bloated the originals with some mostly unnecessary changes. And the prequels needed someone to not just be a yes man to Lucas and help guide him more. Fuck you Rick McCallum.

  • Haha, you saw ANH when you were 2? Now that’s something. I saw it first when I was like 11. At the time, knowing nothing about movies or pop culture or whatever I didn’t find it bad but mostly all I could think of was “this looks really old and weird”.
    I wouldn’t say I’m a huge defender of the prequels, I just like them flaws and all. However, I do kind of despise all this “Lucas raped my childhood” and “the original SW movies are timeless masterpieces while the prequels are utter garbage” nonsense

  • King Alvarez
  • King Alvarez

    I used to be a huge defender of the prequels. For years, I argued with people about how good they were. Then slowly as years passed I saw more things that bothered me with them that I defended them less. They still have some redeeming qualities, but the OT still holds that special place in my childhood. I saw all three of them in the theater. Jedi I actually remember standing in line for, Empire I have vague memories of in the theater, and ANH my mom said I was the most well behaved 2 year old ever in a theater because I just stared at the screen in wonderment. I wish the prequels had that same effect on me.

  • Also happy that Revenge of the Sith is getting some love here

  • Ugh, sorry man, remember all the good times had I guess…

  • That’s awesome. Personally as you see I also like the prequels much more than the average guy, but unfortunately even though I’m a big fan of this universe I don’t think that I hold any of the movies (except ESB) in such a high regard as you. I still love to watch them all though.

    Btw, stick around for this Friday’s YouTube Pop Culture edition, it will celebrate all the positive things about SW (and the prequels in particular)

  • TheDeadFellow

    Thank you.

  • King Alvarez

    Sorry bud.

  • TheDeadFellow

    It is, kind of. The dog’s being picked up today. I’m not in a good mood about the more the hour approaches. But thanks.

  • Same, I wasn’t having the best time either but this made my day.
    Hopefully nothing serious on your side, either way, good luck 🙂

  • TheDeadFellow

    After hearing some bad news today, seeing this uploaded made me a little happier.

    Thank you.

  • I do. I love the first 6 Star Wars movies. I like the last 2. Really I consider the first 6 film Saga as one movie, and it is my favorite movie.

  • Alright then, congrats for sticking to your gums.
    Curious though, how come you don’t care for the originals that much?

  • I think the people it’s pissing off is getting me more excited. Hope that doesn’t backfire.

  • It’s all true. All of it.

  • I am struggling to see the line between reality and fiction in your ranking and reviews

  • Quite a long read there, damn, not surprising I guess, given the subject we were all pretty invested in our opinions, haha.

    Oh, and I love that not one of our rankings (page 3) is the same, that’s awesome.

  • What happened there?
    Did we take the joke order into account or the real order (which I presume is the same in reverse..?)

  • ResonanceCascade

    I hear good things from people I trust, and “OMG THEY ROONED STAR WARS AGAIN” from the hardcore dork brigade. So I’m pretty excited to see what all that is about.

  • King Alvarez’s Evil Twin

    I’ve never seen those and I want to. Gonna have to look for those tonight.

  • King Alvarez

    It’s gonna be interesting for sure. WE may have to revisit this after we’ve all seen it.

  • I hear good things about Episode 8. Curious to see where it ranks.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I almost added the topher grace cut of the prequels.
    It’s pretty solid

  • The snark and sarcasm if high among many of our comrades

  • King Alvarez’s Evil Twin

    I also think J-Mart watched this with all that he mixed up.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beLIF2NhESs

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I think attic bros misunderstood the rankings

  • ResonanceCascade

    I really liked Rogue One, but I’m pretty OK with the ranking. There’s a big jump in quality from #2 on this list to #3.

  • King Alvarez’s Evil Twin
  • King Alvarez’s Evil Twin
  • ResonanceCascade

    I think he meant Supreme Chancellor Grevious

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    Seeing how low Rogue One is ranked, me too.

  • King Alvarez

    It’s very well done and I’m amazed that Karlston’s first SW movie was TFA!

  • I’ll admit it turned out pretty great. And don’t worry you can participate in the 2018 collab rankings!

  • William Dhalgren

    I wish I had participated in this.

  • King Alvarez

    Great, now I need to go back and rewatch all the movies to find this General Palpentine character I’ve been missing all these years. 😛