« on: June 2, 2010, 10:42 AM »
I know we have a thread on here ranking the movies in order from favorite to least favorite, but I didn't see one for actually rating each movie individually. I was wondering - on a scale of 1 to 10 - how you would rate each of the Star Wars movies? Off the top of my head, I think I'd rate them like this:
Star Wars (A New Hope) - 10/10 (I often look at this as "what if it was a stand alone movie", just a fun movie to watch from start to finish)
The Empire Strikes Back - 10/10 (To me...and many...the best movie of the Saga. No weak spots here to me, and a lot of really memorable characters and scenes. The Battle of Hoth is still my favorite of the entire Saga. The asteroid chase, Yoda/Lando/Boba, so much great)
Return of the Jedi - 9/10 (Probably higher than most, but it holds a special place for me as it is the first movie I saw in the theater, with my Dad, and was my favorite for a long time as a kid because of that)
The Phantom Menace - 6/10 (Problems are well documented, but I'll still watch at least part of it when it is on. Still love the lightsaber battle, and the stuff with Obi-Wan and Qui Gon is all good too I think)
Attack of the Clones - 7/10 (This one has faded for me a bit since release. When I first saw it, I absolute loved it. Since then, there are parts of it - mainly the Anakin/Padme stuff in the middle - that I almost have to fast forward through. I can't say I do that with any other part of the Saga really. I do think the last half hour plus from when Anakin/Padme enter the arena to the end is good stuff. I also like Obi-Wan's entire arc of this movie, the sort of "solving the mystery" stuff and the face offs with Jango.
Revenge of the Sith - 8.5/10 (Definitely my favorite of the prequels, and almost on par with the OT for me. No many weak spots to speak of, aside from maybe Anakin's relatively "quick change" to the dark side. Pretty strong movie otherwise for me. I really only lower it another half point because I don't like it quite as much as ROTJ, which I gave a 9...but no real faults with this movie for me.