MP (militarypenguin) wrote,
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Star Wars

I'll be heading out to see The Rise of Skywalker in a bit, so here's some quick thoughts on each movie entry.

The Phantom Menace - Obi-Wan slicing Darth Maul in half with John Williams's score blaring was so cool it convinced ten-year-old-me it was a good movie. It's--well, you've heard most of the takes on it by now and mine is no different. It's boring.

Attack of the Clones - I remember this is the one that made me go "Man, these kind of suck, don't they?"

Revenge of the Sith - The one everyone insisted was The Good One, Finally, and I didn't see the magic. The plot was easier to follow, but I wasn't any more engaged with it than I was the previous two.

A New Hope - I'll be first to argue this is the weakest entry of the original trilogy. It has a great first two acts but once it gets into third act with the dogfighting it's considerably less gripping.

The Empire Strikes Back - First act with the battle on Hoth is the dullest but from there it's smooth sailing with a fantastic final act.

The Return of the Jedi - Incredibly fun first act, a bit of a middling middle act, fantastic final act (Yub Nub and everything, fight me).

The Force Awakens - Was incredible the first few times I saw it in theaters. It was less impressive when I watched it on home video.

The Last Jedi - For all the praise and criticism of what a daring entry it is, I found it to be disappointingly safe. Luke is far and away the best part about it; the rest I can take or leave.

Rogue One and Solo - I really, really don't care about these.
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