Yet another Star Wars thread: Best-Worst

On a scale of 1-10…

  1. Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back 10/10 (My all time #1 film)
  2. Episode IV: A New Hope 9/10
  3. Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 8/10
  4. Episode I: The Phantom Menace 7/10
  5. Episode VI: Return of the Jedi 4/10
  6. Episode II: Attack of the Clones 3/10…so utterly terrible.
  1. The Empire Strikes Back: 10/10
  2. Revenge of the Sith: 8/10
  3. Return of the Jedi: 8/10
  4. Star Wars: 7/10
  5. Attack of the Clones: 5/10
  6. The Phantom Menace: 5/10

I never saw the original (Episode IV), until I was in my teens, so it doesn’t have the nostalgia factor the other two of the original trilogy have for me. When I was a kid Return of the Jedi was my all-time favorite movie. (I liked it better than Empire because of the happy ending and the Ewoks.)

Episodes I and II are on even footing for me. Bot have a few good scenes surrounded by a lot of mediocrity.

I’d say my best->worst list goes 5,4,3,6,2,1.

Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars
Revenge of the Sith
Return of the Jedi
When Clones Attack
Phantom Menace

I saw the first two when they came out in the 70s and were numbered differently. They’re now 4 and 5 I think. I never saw the third one.

Then I saw the first of the newer ones when it was released a few years ago. I thought it was utter rubbish and I haven’t seen any since. I won’t be going to the latest one.

My ratings:

Episode 4: 7/10
Episode 5: 7/10
Episode 1: 3/10

  1. The Empire Strikes Back
  2. Revenge of the Sith
  3. A New Hope
  4. Attack of the Clones
  5. The Phantom Menace
  6. Return of the Jedi

1: Star Wars 9/10
2: Empire Strikes Back 9/10
3: Return of the Jedi 8/10
4: Attack of the Clones 6/10
5: Revenge of the Sith 3/10
6: Phantom Menace 2/10

Man, Sith was bad. Some good moments, but the fight scenes were so Byzantine I often didn’t know what I was supposed to be looking at. Christiansen and Portman were more wooden than ever. Sloppy pacing throughout. Once again, Ian McDiarmid makes a lackluster movie better, but he couldn’t save this one. Highly overrated.

And what’s with the Jedi hating? Poor editing, but it wasn’t that awful.

  1. Empire Strikes Back (10/10)
  2. Star Wars (10/10, but Empire edges it out)
  3. Return of the Jedi (9/10 - Ewoks are all right by me)
  4. Revenge of the Sith (8/10 - with one viewing under my belt)
  5. Attack of the Clones (6/10)
  6. The Phantom Menace (5/10)
  1. Empire Strikes Back 10/10
  2. Revenge of the Sith 9/10
  3. A New Hope 8/10
  4. Attack of the Clones 7/10
  5. Return of the Jedi 7/10
  6. The Phantom Menace 5/10
  1. Empire Strikes Back - 10/10
  2. Star Wars - 9/10
  3. Revenge of the Sith - 8/10
  4. Return of the Jedi - 7/10
  5. Phantom Menace - 6/10
  6. Attack of the Clones - 5/10
  1. The Empire Strikes Back (9/10)
  2. A New Hope (8/10)
  3. Revenge of the Sith (8/10)
  4. Return of the Jedi (8/10)
  5. Attack of the Clones (5/10)
  6. The Phantom Menace (3/10)

I think both Attack of the Clones as the Phantom Menace were just too childish.
I wouldn’t want to be the parent of a kid who saw these.
“No, Timmy, I know you loved the first 2, but you aren’t allowed to see the third until you are at least 12 years old”.

  1. Empire
  2. Star Wars
  3. Jedi
  4. Sith
  5. Spaceballs*
  6. Phantom Menace
  7. Clones

*Not actually a Star Wars film, I know, but the gap in quality between Sith and the other prequels was high enough to demand a placeholder.

In order of preference, with the 1-10 scale

Empire (10)
New Hope (8)
Jedi (5)
Sith (5)
Phantom (3)
Clones (3)

Star Wars
Jedi (I grew up with the Ewoks and never realized there was widespread Ewok-hatred until recent times on the Internet)
Sith (very close to Jedi; I think Sith is a better movie throughout, but the great scenes in Jedi elevate it slightly above)

Phantom Menace

Empire - 10
ANH - 9
RotJ - 8
Sith - 3
Clones - 2
Phantom Menace - 1

I actually can’t believe how many people are rating the Sith in the top 3.

Personally, I prefer to think of the original trilogy as one self contained work of art, and the new trilogy as a completely different work or… er art (or something)*.

*with the amount of fecal matter present in various works of modern art over the passed decade or two, I guess the word “art” could apply here.

I predict there will be 620 replies to this thread.

Star Wars: 8/10
The Empire Strikes Back: 9/10
Return of the Jedi: 8/10

The Phantom Menace: 4/10
Attack of the Clones: 5/10
Revenge of the Sith: 6/10

Make that 720.

Just my ranking in order of preference - no ratings.

Star Wars

No one is going to agree with me, but what the hell:

Phantom Menace - 7/10

Attack of the Clones - 6/10

Revenge of the Sith - 7/10

Star Wars - 6/10

Empire Strikes back - 6/10

Return of the Jedi - 7/10