Here's something rather beautiful I've noticed in my short time posting on these boards: Everybody has a different perspective on the Star Wars saga because everyone has their own unique likes and dislikes about each Star Wars film. I think that's a big part of the reason why so many threads tend to turn into debates on the merits of the prequels: Its difficult to carry a discussion on a specific topic when everyone in said discussion has fundamentally different views on the broader issue. Not to get political, but it would be like if a left-leaning Democrat ran in the Republican primaries. Like I said, I think a variety of viewpoints is an awesome trait for any fandom to have. So this thread can be the place where you lay it all down, to set the record straight, if you will. In broad strokes, tell us where you stand on each Star Wars film. Evaluate each in 4 sentences or less (you can cheat a bit using commas but don't make it too obvious), and rate them out of 10. I'll start: TPM: 7/10 Like many, this is my least liked in the saga. So many of the little moments and humor just don't work for me, and I feel like the story is too small in scale to feel like it has much effect on the greater saga. The score stays high for the sheer boldness of George to not do what audiences expected from another Star Wars film. Everything from the art design to the music is so incredibly different from the OT, and I love that. AOTC: 7.5/10 I used to think this film was leaps and bounds better than TPM, and in some ways it is, but as I've grown older I rate them closer and closer together. The dialogue and character development leaves something to be desired, especially in regards to the romance, and the switch to digital cinematography (with an abundance of awful slow-zooms) was made too soon, in my opinion. But this film has a special place in my heart because it has probably the best action in the entire saga. The amount of times I watched the battle of Geonosis as a ten year old is mind boggling. ROTS: 8.5/10 I love this movie. The imagery surrounding the fall of the republic, the strong elements of Greek Tragedy in the plot, the heart-wrenching score, great stuff. This film benefits from the best pacing of the prequels, like watching a steadily approaching trainwreck that you can't take your eyes off of. Some points are docked off, for a few glaring flaws however, such as momentarily banal dialouge, the Vader "Nooooo" and that we didn't get to know the Jedi Knights well enough to care that much when they all died (Williams completely carries Order 66). ANH: 9.5/10 It's the movie that changed movies. A classic story, unforgettable characters, and one of the most intense action finales in film history. Sure, it may seem light on substance in comparison to its successors, but who cares? It's the introduction to this crazy awesome world George Lucas created, and he takes you for one hell of a ride. ESB: 9.5/10 It's the little things that make this my favorite episode. Little character moments like the camera lingering on Leia clutching Luke when he's rescued from Bespin, Lando's look of shame as Han is lowered into the freezer, sense of genuine terror as you see the huge, black figure of Darth Vader hurl lightsaber swings at his own son. I feel like this, along with ANH, is the only Star Wars film that's really trying to be a good movie in its own right, apart from any preconceived standards set by the mere fact that its a Star Wars film. Also, gorgeous cinematography is gorgeous. ROTJ: 8.5/10 Contains some moments of absolute cinematic perfection (Luke rage-fighting Vader, the falcon racing through the innards of the Death Star) along with some less than stellar moments. The Ewoks are cute and hilarious, but having them defeat an imperial squadron with sticks and rocks kinda kills the "epic finale" tone that I wanted this film to have. I get the sense that Lucas and Kasdan weren't sure what to do with Han and Leia in this episode, although I still enjoyed watching them. I love the closing moments, especially the way the special edition ending wraps up the entire saga, set to John Williams euphoric celebration theme. Your turn!