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(cincinnati.com)   Rate the "Star Wars" movies in order, with five being the best, one being the worst. Results to be published May 18   (news.cincinnati.com) divider line 243
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2005-05-09 02:55:51 PM  
MoonSage ended the thread before it began. Bravo.
 
2005-05-09 02:58:31 PM  
Having seen Episode III already, I'd have to say:

Empire Strikes Back
A New Hope
Return of the Jedi
Revenge of the Sith
Attack of the Clones
Phantom Menace

If I could have forgotten Episodes I and II, Episode III would have climbed a notch and landed between A New Hope and Return of the Jedi. But they alienated me emotionally from caring too much about the characters in ROTS.
 
2005-05-09 03:02:03 PM  
five being the best, one being the worst

That sounds about right.
 
2005-05-09 03:02:28 PM  
El Dangeroso and others, I also agree that Yoda Fight was lame in AotC.

Yoda's fighting style would not be a spazzing out, spinning around, kung fu chipmunk style.
He would use an economy of movement that would use an agressor's attacks against them.
 
2005-05-09 03:03:30 PM  
Anyone remember that essay where some guy suggested that Ben Kenobi was really Anakin and that Darth Vader was Obi Wan? The link to it is dead...I would like to read it again now that the prequel trilogy is almost ovah...it was kinda interesting
 
2005-05-09 03:06:31 PM  
I disagree on Yoda...he's too small to fight that way against a larger opponent, and you have to remember that Dooku was supposed to be about the best there is with a lightsaber, so speed was definitely the way to attack.

However, I'm sure we'll get a much better idea of how he fights next week :D
 
2005-05-09 03:08:19 PM  
If the voting goes from 1-5, why does the drop down box go from 1-10?


Epsiode I and II : -1
New Hope: 3
Empire Stikes Back: 4
Return of the Jedi: 5
 
2005-05-09 03:08:59 PM  
Darth Maul was cool. Sorry he died right away.

I'm not. He sucked.
 
2005-05-09 03:24:22 PM  
5 = Ep V: ESB
4 = Ep IV: ANH
3 = Ep II: AotC
2 = Ep VI: RoJ
1 = Ep I: PM

I'm expecting Ep III: RoS to be good, but I don't think it will be better than Empire. If the story flows well, it may beat out ANH.
 
2005-05-09 03:35:45 PM  
Kung-Fu yoda is awesome!

It's not serious enough?

He's a 3 foot green muppet. How's that for serious?
 
2005-05-09 03:49:29 PM  
He's a 3 foot green muppet. How's that for serious?

Correction: He WAS a 3 foot green muppet.

Now he's pixels.
 
2005-05-09 03:57:45 PM  
Espertron:

5 - Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
4 - Episode IV: A New Hope
3 - Episode II: Attack of the Clones
2 - Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
1 - Episode I: The Phantom Menace


Who's the babe in the guest chair? Rack-o!
 
2005-05-09 04:18:11 PM  
5 - E IV: A New Hope
4 - E V: The Empire Strikes Back
3 - E II: Attack of the Clones
2 - E VI: Return of the Jedi
1 - EI: Phantom Menace
.5 - EI.V: Christmas Special
 
2005-05-09 04:26:57 PM  
5 - Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
4 - Episode IV: A New Hope
3 - Episode VI: Return Of the Jedi
2 - Episode II: Attack of the Clones
1 - Episode I: The Phantom Menace


No doubt about it.

I can't believe it...of all days to take off work and not sit in front of my computer all day, I've missed a Star Wars Trifecta.

Can we rerun all of this tomorrow? I'm going back to goofing off.
 
2005-05-09 04:30:05 PM  
camelclub
1 - Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) ( the "O"riginal started it all)
2 - Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) ( left you wanting more)
3 - Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) (awesome, technically better than IV &V but not sentimentally better)
4 - Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) ( spoiler: Ewoks)
5 - Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) ( spoiler: Jar-Jar who single dipthongingly ruined this one)



I flunk 'cause I can't follow directions...

Rank the Star Wars movies from 5-1, five being the best, one the worst:
5 - Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) ( because it's the "O"riginal that started it all. )
4 - Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) ( made you want more )
3 - Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) (awesome, technically better than IV &V but not sentimentally better)
2 - Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) ( spoiler: Ewoks)
1 - Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) ( spoiler: Jar-Jar who single dipthongingly ruined this one)
 
2005-05-09 04:31:37 PM  
Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (BEST)
Episode IV: A New Hope
Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Episode I & II: Jar-Jar and Hayden suck (WORST)
 
2005-05-09 04:52:35 PM  
Okay, looks like I was a little different.

1 - Ep V - ESB is universally the best
2 - Ep VI - I'm wierd, but I think the fight at Jabba's barge is one of the coolest action scenes in movie history.
3 - Ep IV - ANH was a great use of meagre means, but I don't think the effects age as well as the latter two films.
4 - Ep I - I liked Menace better than Clones because it actually had a consistent feel to it. A childish feel, but at least consistent. It felt like I was watching a mediocre kid's movie, but at least not a shiatty adults' movie like Ep II.
5 - Ep II - Clones feels cobbled together. Jar Jar and Baby Anikin cannot compete with the romance scenes in sheer annoyance. Let's not forget the childish "3po and R2 go to Metal Man's level" and 3po's head ends up on a battledroid body. Plus, the movie just tries so hard to be big and epic, it ends up putting me to sleep. And Dooku sucks Darth Maul's 3rd left horn.
 
2005-05-09 04:54:11 PM  
Whoops, swapped the numbers in my post here. Don't worry, I got it right on their site.
 
2005-05-09 04:57:11 PM  
Cut and paste-

5 - Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
4 - Episode IV: A New Hope
3 - Episode VI: Return Of the Jedi
2 - Episode II: Attack of the Clones
1 - Episode I: The Phantom Menace
 
2005-05-09 04:57:53 PM  
5: RotJ
4: ANH
3:AotC
2:ESB
1:tPM
 
2005-05-09 05:13:52 PM  
Whoa, TheCity, why no lovin for ESB?
 
2005-05-09 05:26:06 PM  
To those complaining about Hayden Christensen's acting in AToC, I put the blame soley on Lucas. Christensen does just fine in "Life as a House" and the one where he's the journalist that makes up news stories. Also, Portman and McGregor do great in non-Lucas movies.

In Lucas' world, we will all be stiff cardboard boxes.
 
2005-05-09 05:36:35 PM  
Amazing...I keep reading these threads...day after day. What is wrong with me?
 
2005-05-09 05:41:09 PM  
5 - Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
4 - Episode IV: A New Hope
3 - Episode VI: Return Of the Jedi
2 - Episode II: Attack of the Clones
1 - Episode I: The Phantom Menace
 
2005-05-09 05:50:12 PM  
#1 Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.
#2 Episode IV: A New Hope
#3 Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

FWIW:

I was five years old in '77, when A New Hope came out. IMHO, Empire is the best. I was so disappointed with what Lucas did with messing with the original trilogy in the mid-late 90s, and then Phantom Menace, I couldn't bring myself to watch II and III.

The 10 year-old kid in me is royally pissed with what Lucas did to his favorite space movies.

:-(
 
2005-05-09 06:20:52 PM  
5 - Star Wars (A New Hope)
4 - Steaming pile of excrement
3-0 - The rest of the Lucas claptrap

/It's a (clap)trap!
 
2005-05-09 06:49:46 PM  
5 - Return of the Jedi
4 - The Empire Strikes Back
3 - Attack of the Clones
2 - A New Hope
1 - The Phantom Menace

Seriously, go back and watch Episode 4. The acting and special effects are terrible! Attack of the clones had bad acting, but great visuals.
 
2005-05-09 06:56:47 PM  
I liked the one where I was getting laid repeatedly instead of camping out in line for hours wearing a storm trooper helmet. Which one was that? Oh, yeah, all of them.
 
2005-05-09 06:57:23 PM  
"The 10 year-old kid in me is royally pissed with what Lucas did to his favorite space movies."

HIS movies. He can do what he wants with them. I enjoyed the Special Editions.

Someone (the fanboys) needs to grow up.
 
2005-05-09 07:15:51 PM  
Cinematic Masterpieces:
5 - Episode I: The Phantom Menace
5 - Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Complete CRAP:
1 - Episode VI: Return Of the Jedi
1 - Episode IV: A New Hope
1 - Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
 
cot
2005-05-09 10:24:38 PM  
mc_madness:

Doing your best to live up to the name?
 
2005-05-09 11:04:46 PM  
I HAVE SEEN ALL 6...

i was at a screening for the new one earlier this week...

here is the FINAL list. this silly game ends here - so suck on that, nerds...

1 - EMPIRE
2 - A NEW HOPE
3 - JEDI (i hate ewoks - but i love me some speederbikes)
4 - The New One.
5 - CLONES
6 - The first New One.

Oh, and as much as i hate ewoks - i hate a fighting, flipping, hung fu Yoda even more...

for me, it wasn't the Jar Jar that killed the new ones - it was stupid Yoda and his rip off Bruce Lee / Neo Von Matrix moves...

okay, that's all.
 
2005-05-09 11:37:59 PM  
Revenge of the Sith could very well become the ultimate FARK drinking movie.

I'm reading the new script at http://scripts.cgispy.com/newsboard.cgi?action=view&num=2&user=script

and it's actually pretty good... (so far)

(no spoilers below)

BUT -- about 2/5ths of the way through, we get:

ANAKIN runs through the hallway and enters Palpatine's box, where the CHANCELLOR is sitting with Mas Amedda and Sly-Moore, watching the Man Calamari Ballet doing "Squid Lake."

/chuckle

in addition, we get not one, not two, not three, but FOUR "it's a trap!" moments:


OBI-WAN: I sense a trap.
ANAKIN: Next move?
OBI-WAN: Spring the trap.

...AND...


OBI-WAN: Wait a minute, how'd this happen! We're smarter than this.
ANAKIN: Apparently not, Master. This is the oldest trap in the book . . . Well ... I was distracted.


...AND...


YODA: Received a coded retreat message, we have.
BAIL ORGANA: It requests all Jedi to return to the Temple. It says that the war is over . . .
OBI-WAN: Well, then we must go back! If there are other stragglers, they will fall into the trap and be killed.

...AND...

BAIL ORGANA: Tell the Chancellor I will be there.
MAS AMEDDA: Very well. He will be expecting you.
MAS AMEDDA's image disappears from the screen.
BAIL ORGANA: It could be a trap.

/it's a trap trap trap trap!
/cue the von trapp family
 
2005-05-10 01:46:57 AM  
I'd argue that Empire isn't the best, far from the best because NOTHING HAPPENS. It's all alot of running around and screaming. It's the Blair Witch of the Star Wars series.

5 - Episode IV: A New Hope - without this one we wouldn't even be talking about it.

4 - Episode VI: Return Of the Jedi - Everything that the first one was, but bigger and better. Doesn't score as high as the original because... duh, it's not original and there's those damn ewoks.

3 - Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back - More running away than a Dr. Who episode. Ranks higher than AOTC due to the "I am your father" bit. Hollow compared to the chills at the end of Kill Bill... "But does she know her daughter is still alive?"

2 - Episode II: Attack of the Clones - The most under-rated of the series. If this one had been episode 1 and episode 1 relegated to a novella or video game or something then nobody would have been pissed.

1 - Episode I: The Phantom Menace - Crap. Utter crap. The first time I saw it the surround sound didn't work and nobody seemed to notice.
 
2005-05-10 02:08:20 AM  
i-likes-maple-syrup: What do you guys think is the LOWEST single point of the series?

The scene between Luke and Leia in RotJ in which he tells her they're siblings and Vader is their father. AotC has some real clunkers, and the "sand is rough" line veers dangerously close, but the Luke/Leia scene remains the worst thing in the entire Star Wars saga.
 
2005-05-10 02:14:00 AM  
after seeing ROTS today, here's how I rank them.

6. Empire Strikes Back
5. Revenge of the Sith
4. A New Hope
3. Return of the Jedi
2. Attack of the Clones
1. The Phantom Menace
 
2005-05-10 02:39:12 AM  
gonna have to go with Moonsage's list:
5 - Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
4 - Episode IV: A New Hope
3 - Episode VI: Return Of the Jedi
2 - Episode II: Attack of the Clones
1 - Episode I: The Phantom Menace
 
2005-05-10 11:28:09 AM  
5 - Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
4 - Episode IV: A New Hope
3 - Episode II: Attack of the Clones
2 - Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
1 - Episode I: The Phantom Menace

AotC is better then RotJ. Your mind is just foggy about how bad RotJ was. Makes me mad because plot wis it could have been one of the best.
Phantam Menace was sucktacular!
 
2005-05-10 02:28:41 PM  
1) Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
2) Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
3) Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
4) Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
5) Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
 
2005-05-10 03:08:27 PM  
6 - Star Wars (aka A New Hope) (IV)
5 - The Empire Strikes Back (V)
4 - Revenge of the Sith (III)
5 - Return Of the Jedi (VI)
2 - Attack of the Clones (II)
1 - The Phantom Menace (I)

Lucas can never regain the magic that was Star Wars (the original).

Rank no.4 is just a guess, of course. We'll see.
 
2005-05-10 03:52:42 PM  
Yoda's fighting style would not be a spazzing out, spinning around, kung fu chipmunk style.
He would use an economy of movement that would use an agressor's attacks against them.


I just love it when nobody geeks on the internet say that a Star Wars character "wouldn't" behave a certain way, basically accusing the guy who CREATED and SCRIPTED THEM from the beginning of "doing it wrong".

Look. I think George Lucas would know far better than you what Yoda would and would not do. It's HIS character- Not yours, not Dark Horse Comics, and not "the world's". George Lucas created Yoda, and if George Lucas says Yoda fights that way, then Yoda fights that way.

This is like someone saying "The Mona Lisa wouldn't smile that way. She'd give a silly grin that shows her true nature. He painted her ALL WRONG!"

If it's not your artwork, it's not up to you how it "should be" and if it doesn't fit what YOU made up, you still have to remember that you wouldn't have had any concept of a Jedi Master, or Yoda, unless George Lucas had given it to you. Taking someone else's idea and then running with it does not mean your version is better.
 
2005-05-10 04:12:06 PM  
ZeroCorpse:

I think George Lucas would know far better than you what Yoda would and would not do. It's HIS character...


Yeah, but it still sucks the way he chose to portray Yoda fighting ninja-chipmunk style. Some of us "purists" would have preferred no fighting at all to that.

True, we're talking a work of fiction here, but taking it for what it is, and in the context of the "rules" that Lucas established for it, does it make sense that fighting with lightsabers shows more mastery of the Force that fighting with the Force alone?
 
2005-05-10 05:50:02 PM  
1 - Episode I
2 - Episode II
3 - Episode VI
4 - Episode IV
5 - Episode V

or

Episode I -- 1
Episode II - 2
Episode IV - 4
Episode V -- 5
Episode VI - 3
 
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