All of the 'Star Wars' films, ranked from worst to greatest

11. “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” (2019)

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No less than there are cool proper sequences between Kylo Ren and Rey.

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We lastly get all of our questions answered which have been spinning via our heads since “The Pressure Awakens,” however what was the value we paid? “The Rise of Skywalker” feels extra like one thing that should deal with the issues of the followers than a crafted story.

The visuals are beautiful and among the performances (particularly Adam Driver as Kylo Ren) are top-notch. However the starting seems like paint-by-numbers storytelling.

Previously this one has been greater up on the record, however time has not made this title age nicely in any respect.

10. “Solo: A Star Wars Story” (2018)

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“Solo” had a cool look, however that is it.

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I’ve a nasty feeling about this. Ron Howard’s have a look at a younger and idealistic Han Solo (performed respectably by Alden Ehrenreich) is an actual blended bag of nice motion, questionable plot factors, and an ending that appears to go on ceaselessly. The film at time tries to play too cute with its pressured jokes after which there are simply the groan moments — just like the reveal of how Han received his final identify and that cameo on the finish.

Nonetheless, Donald Glover taking part in Lando Calrissian is a significant spotlight (in reality, the entire part of the film the place he is concerned is the most effective half) and this chapter of the franchise is among the most fantastically shot.

However on the finish of the day, it is at the moment essentially the most forgettable “Star Wars” film of the Disney period. 

9. “The Phantom Menace” (1999)

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If solely we might have had extra Darth Maul in “The Phantom Menace.”

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George Lucas has mentioned from the start that “Star Wars” was made for youths, and he actually took that to coronary heart when he unveiled “Episode I: The Phantom Menace,” 16 years after ending the groundbreaking unique trilogy. Introducing us to Anakin on the age of 9 as he is plucked by Qui-Gon Jinn because the “chosen one” who will convey steadiness to the Pressure, the primary prequel provides us loads of tame motion and unlikely eventualities for Anakin to be in, even in a galaxy far, distant.

One of the best a part of the film is its villain, Darth Maul, who has an unimaginable duel with the Jedi on the finish of the film. It is one of many solely goose-bump moments in the entire film — heightened by John Williams’ rating — and, sadly, you must wait over an hour to get to it.

Regardless of its flaws, and giving the world Jar Jar Binks, the film has grown on me extra since having youngsters and seeing their response to the film. Yep, George was proper all alongside.

8. “Assault of the Clones” (2002)

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Yoda’s combating is a second “Star Wars” followers have envisioned for many years.

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There’s loads to get pleasure from in regards to the second episode within the prequels — primarily, how Ewan McGregor has match into the Obi-Wan Kenobi position properly. The film focuses closely on his storyline as he encounters Jango and Boba Fett in addition to Depend Dooku. From a nostalgic standpoint, the final third of the film brings to life goals you’ve got had for many years, as Lucas provides us the beginning of the Clone Wars in addition to Yoda having a lightsaber battle.

7. “Revenge of the Sith” (2005)

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Be careful younglings!

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The conclusion of the prequel trilogy is among the saga’s darkest. A grown Anakin is seduced by the darkish facet of the Pressure and wipes out the Jedi, together with the younglings (!). Padmé dies, however not earlier than giving beginning to their twins, Luke and Leia.

Probably the most agonizing a part of this film to take a seat via is Hayden Christensen’s efficiency as Skywalker conflicted with the darkish facet — extra a sniveling 20-something than a disillusioned “chosen one.” We do not get efficiency of that pull to the darkish facet till Adam Driver comes alongside to play Kylo Ren in “The Pressure Awakens.” We will solely partly blame Christensen: Lucas was by no means massive on giving actors directions, which proved right here to be pricey.

On the brilliant facet: One other glorious efficiency by McGregor as Kenobi, and the duel on the finish of the transfer between Skywalker and Kenobi is well worth the wait.

4. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (2016)

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Felicity Jones is nice in “Rogue One.”

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“Rogue One” introduces us to fascinating new characters, and the story cleverly solutions the query, “What occurred earlier than Darth Vader boarded Princess Leia’s ship at first of ‘A New Hope’?” It scores main factors for its originality inside a franchise by which it is nearly not possible to try this.

The gorgeous factor about this film is the way it grows increasingly more appreciated because the years cross. Director Gareth Edwards needed to battle via a slew of reshoots, however the finish result’s a film that’s shortly turning into some of the beloved and cherished within the franchise.

3. “The Final Jedi” (2017)

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It does not matter what number of occasions you see it, “The Final Jedi” continues to be a rewarding watch..

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Director Rian Johnson pulls off an nearly not possible activity by bringing an unique spin to the “Star Wars” saga. His consideration to the nuances of the franchise, in addition to going deeper into the Jedi mythology than even Lucas did, results in an emotionally charged film with many stunning moments (and laughs).

Despised by some, applauded by others, regardless the place you fall you simply need to respect this film.

1. “The Empire Strikes Again” (1980)

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One of many best reveals in film historical past proper right here.

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Stepping apart and letting director Irvin Kershner and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan take the reins of the sequel to “Star Wars” was the neatest determination Lucas ever made. With a recent set of eyes, the story expanded past good versus evil within the vein of the Thirties “Flash Gordon” serials Lucas grew up on, and right into a darkish multi-layered story.

Opening the film with Luke being attacked by a wampa, adopted by the Rebels being smoked out of their secret base by the Empire, confirmed that each one bets have been off. Something can and does occur on this film. The reveal of Darth Vader as Luke’s father continues to be one of many best twists in film historical past. However because the years go by, it is the shot of Han Solo frozen in carbonite that also will get me.


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