Unless you’re living in a compound somewhere in Colorado, you have no doubt realized that the latest installment in the Star Wars series has come out. You’ve no doubt read countless commentaries on the series by now too. I suspect that at this rate Disney will be pumping out SW films every Christmas until my death and beyond. So get used to it.
I’ve decided to just share my rankings of the films and quick commentary.
- Revenge of the Sith
- Empire Strikes Back
- A New Hope
- The Last Jedi
- Return of the Jedi
- The Force Awakens
- The Clone Wars
- The Phantom Menace
My rankings are based on rewatch value. Revenge of the Sith dominates in this dimension. The cheesy dialogue is just fun in a way the other films can’t match it. And you know what? I like the space politics, even just as a concept.
Return of the Jedi spends too much time with the teddy bears and if I want to see the Death Star blown up I’ll just rewatch A New Hope. I only list the main series here, but Rogue One would fit somewhere near the top. It’s self contained and made me care about its characters in a way few others in the series did.
Do you disagree with my rankings? What is your ranking of the SW films?