The Star Wars franchise is very popular throughout the world. Throughout the nine films, it has been ranked by many different fans. Although many people believe that the originals are the best (films from 1977, 1980, 1983,)
Generation Z are siding in place for the prequels. (Films from 1999, 2002, 2005)
There is a big gap between generation Y(1977-1995) and generation Z (1996-TBD.) Many from gen. Y believe that the original films were better and believed they were justified in that saying, when the prequels debut. Fans believe the prequels ruined the story, and changed the way fans see Star Wars.
However, Hillcrest student Lizzy Hamilton, alongside many other prequel fans sided in favor of the films from 1999-2005. ¨I think the prequels say a lot about the progression of Anakin Skywalker’s character and I admire his character arch ,¨ Said Hamilton.
When Disney announced they were making more Star Wars films back in 2015 for ¨The Force Awakens,¨ some believed the new films ruined the trilogy. The films would later reveal plots about characters who were very important to the story, ruining further character development.
George Lucas, The creator of Star Wars, said ¨Anakin Skywalker’s tale is the heart of Star Wars.¨ Without the story of Anakin Skywalker, the story means nothing to the fans. This later would side in favor of both the prequels and the originals, leaving the sequels in the dirt. That said, I will not include the sequels in my ranking because they ruined the story of Star Wars as a whole. In my personal opinion I sought out every film based on the performance of Anakin Skywalker, the story of Star Wars. I do believe that my ranking will change in the future based on new content that will be produced by Lucasfilm. However the ranking I have now will stand for a while. Star Wars Episode Ranks
1. Empire Strikes Back (Episode 5-1980)
2. Return of the Jedi (Episode 6-1983)
3. Revenge of the Sith (Episode 3-2005)
4. A New Hope (Episode 4-1977)
5. Attack of the Clones (Episode 2-2002)
6. The Phantom Menace (Episode 1-1999)