Saga Least favorite Star Wars film and Why (Revised)

Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by DBPirate, May 10, 2020.


Which Star Wars film is your least favorite?

  1. Episode I: The Phantom Menace

    16 vote(s)
  2. Episode II: Attack of the Clones

    39 vote(s)
  3. Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

    4 vote(s)
  4. Episode IV: A New Hope

    1 vote(s)
  5. Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

    4 vote(s)
  6. Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

    2 vote(s)
  7. Episode VII: The Force Awakens

    33 vote(s)
  8. Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

    46 vote(s)
  9. Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker

    67 vote(s)
  1. darthfettus2015

    darthfettus2015 Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 15, 2012
  2. darthfettus2015

    darthfettus2015 Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 15, 2012
    TFA was 2015
  3. Sith Lord 2015

    Sith Lord 2015 Jedi Master star 4

    Oct 30, 2015
    True, my bad! I did see it late December 2015. I start to mix up years because in that stupid pandemic every year now seems almost the same, without any significant events to make them memorable. I know 15 was pre-pandemic, still... :(
  4. MidKnighT

    MidKnighT Jedi Grand Master star 4

    May 23, 2005
    The fact that ROTS through ROTJ have the least votes tells me that the core of Star Wars is the rise of Darth Vader to his redemption in ROTJ.

    If Disney really wants to hit the core of Star Wars they should do movies like Rogue One when Darth Vader was still around.

    Shadows of the Empire would be a nice one if they ever decided to go there.
  5. wreath

    wreath Jedi Youngling star 1

    Aug 21, 2021
    My least favorite would be between atoc and ptm, but if I were to choose, I would choose Atoc because it left like George wanted a story that's broad like in the sense of thrawn/dark empire but just swung too hard and missed it should've been more of a contained story until like the third movie.
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  6. The Emotional Jedi

    The Emotional Jedi Jedi Knight star 1

    May 18, 2021
    The Rise of Skywalker is without a doubt the worst Star Wars movie as far as I’m concerned. The plot makes no sense, the return of Palpatine makes no sense and the movie contradicts literally everything that has been established in the previous movies, not only in the Prequels and the Originals, but even in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. If The Rise of Skywalker had been a good movie, then I would have been able to accept the Sequel Trilogy despite the flaws of The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. But that movie has vanished any chance for me to take the ST seriously in the context of the Star Wars universe.
  7. Darth Weavile

    Darth Weavile Jedi Master star 3

    Oct 10, 2017
    The Force Awakens, for being a droll rehash of ANH, and being the poisonous seed that sprouted the awful ST.
  8. SlashMan

    SlashMan Jedi Master star 4

    Feb 5, 2012
    Despite being very aware I was watching a remake during TFA, it still managed to be exciting and carry the pacing well. For TROS, I found myself enjoying it a little more during subsequent rewatches. For the most part, it was doing what it could with the less than favorable circumstances it was presented with. I'm giving my vote to TLJ. I was in disbelief at being let down by a Star Wars movie like that. It wasn't enough to sever as many ties to the OT characters as possible, but to disrespect them as well. Luke was destroyed and built up in the same film when he was already MIA for an entire film. By the time he returned to some semblance of where he was in ROTJ: boom, dead. My hype for TROS just sunk.
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  9. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

    Jan 5, 2011
    If I could, I'd choose the entire ST. I can't, so I'll go with TFA, for being so dull, so dreadfully derivative, and for setting such a bad path for the trilogy. The ST was DOA the moment JJ was hired, it never had a chance, it could never have been saved. My last hope for renewed interest in Star Wars died with it.
  10. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

    Jul 2, 2004
    Have people forgotten that the non-trilogy movies even exist?
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  11. SmokeMonster4815162342

    SmokeMonster4815162342 Jedi Master star 3

    Dec 31, 2015
    TROS, not because of the viewing experience per se, because there's fun to be had there, like a mindless rollercoaster. Rather, it's because of how it just throws the purpose of the ST out the window, and makes the OT worse.

    Yes, TFA was the film that took away the 'happily ever after' ending, turning our heroes into failures and all that, but with more films in the trilogy, there was always hope that by the end, it would have been worth it in some way, that the trilogy might have a meaningful narrative about history repeating itself, about failure, despair and the futility of war vs hope and the power of legends, and all that (which for all its faults, TLJ really helped to outline). But TROS just throws that all the window, turning the ST back into a paper thin retread of the OT, giving the characters the same struggles, dealing with the exact same themes, and thus retroactively damaging the OT by just cutting and pasting the victory onto new characters without emphasizing the "why" of it all.
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2022 at 2:41 AM