bwgood77 wrote:MrMiyagi wrote:I personally rank the Star Wars films like this:
Empire Strikes Back & Return of the Jedi
A New Hope
The Last Jedi
Revenge of the Sith & Force Awakens
Attack of the Clones
The OT I could watch endlessly. The second grouping are flawed movies that I'd watch again and enjoy. The bottom two I don't feel like I need to see ever again.
The ranking in that second tier is very surprising to say the least.
I thought TLJ was pushing toward new, interesting places, and was thematically strong. Canto bight was the worst part, the the Rey-Kylo stuff was interesting and I enjoyed Luke's character arc. I just really like podracing and the Maul v Obi-wan & Qui-gon lightsaber duel a whole lot. I think Rogue One could've been better if Jyn and Cassian weren't separate characters, but it was okay and brought a different viewpoint of the galactic civil war. Sith is hampered by some lazy filmmaking (god that Mace-Palp fight is awfully shot and acted) and TFA shoved too many "remember this thing you like?" moments and just lacked focus (Starkiller Base is still so dumb and not set up at all. Knights of Ren, Phasma and Snoke are just unsubstantiated allusions, I could go on).
The Rise of Skywalker is teetering between the second and third group right now. I've only seen it once, and I'm not sure I want to see it again.