Empire New Hope Revenge of the Sith Return of the Jedi Attack of the Clones Phantom Menace
I thought Sith was really good. I think Jedi is often good and often terrible. Clones was fun except for the love scenes. Menace was just awful.
I've said it before but it bears repeating: People may bemoan his clunky dialogue and poor direction, but Lucas's fatal flaw (aside from casting Jake Lloyd) was not giving the aliens their own language & subtitles in eps 1 & 2. The characters (even Jar-Jar) weren't any more ridiculous than those in the original trilogy (see also Bib Fortuna). It's just that they spoke in horrendous English accents.
#1 (tie): Star Wars (Episode 4: A New Hope) #1 (tie): The Empire Strikes Back (Episode 5)
#3: Revenge of the Sith (Episode 3) #4: Attack of the Clones (Episode 2) #5: Return of the Jedi (Episode 6)
#6: The Phantom Menace (Episode 1)
Note: I do agree with Forrest's criticisms of Sith, and the way Lucas messed up the whole Prequel Trilogy (now that the trilogy is complete, the pointlessness of TPM is even more apparent). But Sith does have the vast majority of the Prequel Trilogy storyline - why it seems so rushed - and the most emotional depth of any Star Wars film since Empire. The good parts in Sith far outweigh the bad.
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Post by Dave Walker on Jul 11, 2005 8:48:39 GMT -5
Though it pains me to do so, I have to agree with Ro for the most part. I saw the originals way back when, had the toys, then completely lost interest. I haven't bothered to see the current ones. Still, I will put Empire first as I remember it best and vaguely recall enjoying it most.