Star Wars Rankings

By Caelan Markstrom

Star Wars celebration occurs on April 13-16 in Orlando, Florida. To celebrate the celebration, here is a list of the Movie Moment Crew’s favorite Star Wars films.

Coming in at number 8 is “Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.” Attack of the Clones was a very underwhelming movie.  Probably the worst part of it is the secret “Twilight” love story between Anakin and Padme.

Number 7 is commonly known as the worst Star Wars movie of all time and that’s “The Phantom Menace.”  From Jar Jar Binks to Young Anakin Skywalker, Episode I decides to focus more on story and not on action.  It was hyped up as a Star Wars movie for a new generation and it heavily disappointed fans.

Coming in at number 6 is the newest addition to the Star Was franchise “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”  Rogue One only comes in this low because it did not be expand on all of the new characters that were introduced. Otherwise, the movie pushed the boundaries for CGI in movies.

Next, at number 5 is the one that started it all “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.”  Starting off this whole adventure in a galaxy far, far away, Episode IV introduces us to the main characters and sets up the story for the entire saga, including the prequels.

Number 4 is “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.” Arguably the best of the prequels, Episode III connects the prequels and the original trilogy.  It shows the fall of Anakin Skywalker and the rise of the famous villain, Darth Vader.  With an epic showdown between friends, Episode III is sure to give excitement around every corner.

Coming in at Number 3 is “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.”  Episode VII came out in 2015 and is the first of many brand new Star Wars films for this generation.  The film brings back old characters and introduces brand new ones to expand the Star Wars universe even more.

Number 2 can be argued by some to be the greatest Star Wars film of all time and that is understandable.  “Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back” is a fantastic movie and sequel to the first movie.  Episode V brings back the original cast and brings them back with a purpose.  With a surprise twist at the end and a fight between good and evil, “The Empire Strikes Back” will go down in history as one the best films.

And last, but certainly not least, we have number 1 “Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.”  It is a unanimous agreement among the Movie Moment crew that Episode VI is the best Star Wars film of all time.  With a final battle between father and son and the return of Anakin Skywalker, Episode VI does not disappoint and deserves the title of best Star Wars film.

Review by Caelan Markstrom & Casey Kelderman

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