With Star Wars: The Force Awakens being released on a video a few months back and more and more news about Episode VIII and December’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story leaking each day, I figured that now is as good of a time as any to rank the Star Wars movies that have been released up to this point.
Look for an updated list in about 5 years since Disney seems intent on giving us a Star Wars movie every year until the end of time.
Without further ado…
Star Wars – Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Absolute garbage. Completely terrible. Easily one of the worst major motion pictures I have ever watched. I wasn’t even a huge Star Wars fan at the time (I just started getting into the movies around the time of the 1997 re-releases) but I knew this was nothing like the Star Wars of old… er, future..?
Everyone involved with this one should be ashamed of themselves. George Lucas to be drunk or high to think the build up to some pod race would make for a great Star Wars movie. The acting is so wooden. Jake Lloyd as Anakin is so terrible and people like Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, and Liam Neeson have no excuse for how much they mailed it in here. Absolutely zero passion or charisma from all involved. Atrocious story and dialogue decisions aside, how could George Lucas feel confident in these performances and allow them to be seen publicly? Forget about the Stars War Holiday Special, it’s Episode I that should be locked away in a vault.