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Sandpiper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 07:23 PM
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Rank the Star Wars movies from favorite to least favorite
How would you rank the 5 films of the Star Wars franchise in terms of quality, enjoyment, etc.

For me it's:

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





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PittPoliSci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 07:25 PM
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i love jedi.
1. Jedi
2. Empire
3. New Hope
4. Phantom Menace
5. Attack of the Clones

Despite their low ranking though, I really loved Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones.
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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 07:27 PM
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3. We're exactly the same!
Uncanny. :o
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PittPoliSci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 07:28 PM
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5. That's just good taste!
:-)
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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 07:25 PM
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1. Well
1. V
2. VI
3. IV
4. II
5. I
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nytemare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 08:49 PM
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25. Ditto
I really can't wait for the new one. I still have a bunch of old action figures, and a millenium falcon. Maybe, I should sell them.
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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 07:26 PM
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2. mmmkay, here we go!
Return of the Jedi
Empire Strikes Back
A New Hope
The Phantom Menace
Attack of the Clones

I'm hoping Revenge of the Sith will take it's place at #4 on that list. :)
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 07:28 PM
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4. for me it is
1) return
2) empire

and

oh - i didn't think the empire was that great - so I stopped paying attention. :shrug:
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 07:29 PM
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6. Mine are exactly the same as yours.
nm
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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 07:29 PM
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7. They're all pretty pathetic.
I only managed to sit through the first one I think.
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 07:30 PM
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8. Here's my list
The Empire Strikes Back
Attack Of The Clones
Return Of The Jedi
A New Hope
The Phantom Menace
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brainshrub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 07:30 PM
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9. My ranking:
Edited on Sun May-15-05 07:36 PM by brainshrub
1) Return of the Jedi
2) Empire Strikes Back
3) A New Hope
4) Attack of the Clones
-5) The Phantom Menace. (The negative symbol is not an typo.)

I have no hope for the next SW movie. Here are a few reviews:

Rolling Stone:

Drink the Kool-Aid. Wear blinders. Cover your ears. Because that's the only way you can totally enjoy Revenge of the Sith -- the final and most futile attempt from skilled producer, clumsy director and tin-eared writer George Lucas to create a prequel trilogy to match the myth-making spirit of the original Star Wars saga he unleashed twenty-eight years ago. Fan boys, of course, have convinced themselves otherwise. So have several critics, if you go by early reviews.

Heralded for its savagery (my God, it's rated PG-13), the film follows Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen -- to merely call him wooden is an affront to puppets everywhere) as he loses his limbs and his conscience and takes on the evil mantle of Darth Vader. But thematic darkness is no excuse for dimness in all other departments, except the visual.

http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/movie/_/id/6140458?...
...

Villiage Voice:

No doubt the most expensive stoner film in history, the alleged final installment of George Lucas's elongated adolescence turns out to be not so much a movie as a relentlessly vivid parade of visually overstuffed set pieces, a digital-age Dor Bible illustrating defining moments in the soap-operatic Star Wars mythos.

http://villagevoice.com/film/0520,halter1,63970,20.html
###

I've read other reviews that are not nearly as flattering.

ON EDIT: I bet Revenge of the Sith will be an Ewok musical.
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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 07:46 PM
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21. Ha, wow. I love this quote from the Village Voice:
"PostJar Jar, our expectations have sunk so low that now fans will celebrate a film just because it doesn't completely suck."

:D so true
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rogue emissary Donating Member (380 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 07:31 PM
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10. "I couldn't get over the ewoks, but I still enjoyed Jedi."
1) Empire Strikes Back
2) A New Hope
3) Attack of the Clones
4) Return of the Jedi
5) The Phantom Menace
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Sandpiper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 07:34 PM
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12. The Ewoks didn't bother me at the time
Because I was in 3rd grade when I saw Jedi in the theatre.

Now had I been a 20-something, I probably would have felt differently.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 07:36 PM
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13. I think that was my problem
I just got too old for as silly as that got (felt campy), yet not old enough to take it for what it was and enjoy it.
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rogue emissary Donating Member (380 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 07:37 PM
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15. Same here, but I watched it last week
. . . and changed the channel more than once. I've never done that with the rest of them.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 07:32 PM
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11. Easy peasy!
1) The Empire Strikes Back
2) Return of the Jedi
3) A New Hope
4) Revenge of the Sith
5) Attack of the Clones / The Phantom Menace (tie)


Okay, #4 is tentative.
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newfaceinhell Donating Member (216 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 07:37 PM
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14. not the biggest fan, but....
1) A New Hope
2) Return of the Jedi
3) Empire Strikes Back
4) Attack of the Clones
5) Phantom Menace
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carpetbagger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 07:42 PM
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16. New Hope, Empire, Clones, Return of the Jedi, Menace.
Edited on Sun May-15-05 07:43 PM by carpetbagger
I don't think again in my life will there be a movie, at least for me and possibly for any child living in my lifetime, like the originial Star Wars. Empire might have been better if you started watching them all at once, but IV will always be far above anything I ever saw in the movies.
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 07:43 PM
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17. We match.
Empire is the hands-down best of the bunch.
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Hatalles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 07:43 PM
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18. I rank them in exactly the same order...
1) Empire Strikes Back
2) A New Hope
3) Return of the Jedi
4) Attack of the Clones
5) The Phantom Menace
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Orangepeel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 09:31 PM
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29. Of course. That's the only way to rank them!
No other rankings are valid

:-)

unless someone wants to switch #4 and #5, and then I won't care.
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LanternWaste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 07:45 PM
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19. A New Hope: All the others tie for last place
A New Hope

All the others tie for last place. Good movies. Adequate films, but none of them match in pacing, action, or enjoyment a little eleven year old, straw-haired boy saw one early summer afternoon a long time ago in a memory far, far away...

Caveat: I admit that Star Wars (or as you kids call it, A New Hope) has two of the worst acted lines in cinema history--

HAN: What's that droid carrying? What's so important?


LUKE (at his whiny best) ...But I was going into Toshi Station to pick up some power converters.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 08:53 PM
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27. I feel like I should have ranked it higher than third, because
I was so mesmerized by the story when I saw it (I was 11 in 1977, and I saw it in the theater).

But, dang! I really, really liked Empire and Jedi.
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usedtobesick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 07:46 PM
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20. mine, seems like we are all close
1) 5
2) 4
3) 6
4) 1
5) 2

The last two seem to be the worst of the bunch I hope 3 doesn't follow suit...
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HeeBGBz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 08:20 PM
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22. Ok, this is mine.
1. A New Hope
2. Empire Strikes Back
3. Attack of the Clones
4. Phantom Menace
5. Return of the Jedi
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 08:26 PM
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23. Here are mine.....
1. A New Hope
2. Empire
3. Jedi
4. Clones
5. Phantom Menace...not even Liam Neeson could save that one, although I thought the dual sided light saber was cool. The kid who played Anakin could not act his way out of a paper bag.
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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 08:28 PM
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24. 1 - A New Hope
2- Return of the Jedi
3 - Empire Srikes back





123 - Attack of the Clones


156 - Phantom Menance
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 08:50 PM
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26. Mine...
Return Of The Jedi
Empire Strikes Back
A New Hope
Phantom Menace
Attack Of The Clones
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 09:02 PM
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28. Yikes, this is hard work, like picking a favorite
child !

I've liked them all so far, differently, but still liked them :bounce:
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Dukkha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 09:33 PM
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30. mine
Edited on Sun May-15-05 09:34 PM by Neo
A New Hope
Empire Strikes Back
Return of The Jedi
Attack of The Clones
The phamntom Meanace

Revenge of the Sith will probably be the new #2 for me
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 09:51 PM
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31. My list
1) Star Wars (the first movie)
2) Empire Strikes Back
3) Return of the Jedi
4) Phantom Menace
5) Attack of the Clones

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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-05 10:41 PM
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32. My list is the only accurate one
:P

1. The Empire Strikes Back
1. A New Hope (tied for first)
2. Attack Of The Clones (yep, it's better than the detractors say - because it's just hip to beat up on the prequels)
3. Return Of The Jedi
4. The Phantom Menace (again, not as bad as the haters claim, but being the worst Star Wars film had to fall to one of them, and may this be it, because I have a good feeling about Revenge Of The Sith.)
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Bride of Cthulhu Donating Member (220 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-05 01:11 AM
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33. My picks are:
Edited on Mon May-16-05 01:13 AM by Bride of Cthulhu
1) Empire Strikes Back (Gen. Veers - handsome and a great officer,Capt. Needa - just plain cute) downside Yoda - yuk

2) The Phantom Menace (Darth Maul - just plain sexy) downside
Jar Jar

3) Attack of the Clones (Jedi Master Eeth Koth - yum) downside
too much mush

4) A New Hope (lots of action, fun) downside whiny farm boys,
arrogant smugglers, annoying princesses

5) Return of the Jedi downside the Empire looses, ewoks


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