When exactly did Star Wars - i.e. Episode IV - get the sub-title A New Hope? I actually like the title of Episode II. I find it amusing that some people complain about Attack of the Clones sounding like a goofy, 50s-era, sci-fi flick. Star Wars sounds like the title of a goofy, 50s-era, sci-fi flick.
I have a lot of trouble making rated lists. If I’m lucky, I can name an overall favorite, and maybe an overall least favorite. In this case, I can divide the films into two groups. The first would be the films whose titles I like, while the second would be those whose titles I’m not so fond of…
The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi sound more like epic-adventures - more serious. Star Wars sounds more like pulp-adventure - less serious. Attack of the Clones is somewhere in the middle. But all four sound exciting! And I can’t tell you which title I like the most.
Revenge of the Sith sounds somewhat epic but, for some reason, something’s not quite right. Maybe the idea that the title won’t be very appropriate for the film itself is the problem. But as I said, I like the title of Episode II, yet that title wasn’t the most appropriate for the film it represented.
Title-wise, I like Revenge of the Sith more than A New Hope or The Phantom Menace. A New Hope and The Phantom Menace are both somewhat boring titles, especially the former. Combined, Star Wars: A New Hope sounds somewhat conflicting in feeling.
A New Hope
“Um. Sounds… dramatic?”