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PEE Poll: What is your favorite Star Wars film?
Episode I: The Phantom Menace   -4 (10.5%)
Episode II: Attack of the Clones   -1 (2.6%)
Episode III: Revenge of the Sith   -4 (10.5%)
Star Wars (A New Hope)   -6 (15.8%)
The Empire Strikes Back   -19 (50%)
Episode VI: Return of the Jedi   -4 (10.5%)
Total Voters: 38

MovieMurderer

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« on: 06-29-2010 23:09 »

I checked to make sure this one hadn't been made yet, but didn't search greatly in-depth... but I searched pretty good. Surprised this thread hasn't been created yet.

Anyway, mine is The Empire Strikes Back.
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« Reply #1 on: 06-29-2010 23:17 »

This series sucks
MovieMurderer

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« Reply #2 on: 06-29-2010 23:36 »

HEY. Only TWO of them suck!

;P
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« Reply #3 on: 06-29-2010 23:36 »

Three of them.
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« Reply #4 on: 06-29-2010 23:37 »

3 was decent. It was surprising.
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« Reply #5 on: 06-29-2010 23:55 »

No.  It was not.  What was surprising?  That the writer couldn't write plots?  We realised this during Episode I and II.
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« Reply #6 on: 06-30-2010 00:00 »

I think Carolyn Premish worked on Episodes I-III tongue
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« Reply #7 on: 06-30-2010 00:01 »

I'd rather have her working on them than George Lucas.  Say what you want about "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela", but it is not Star Wars prequel level of badness.
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« Reply #8 on: 06-30-2010 00:23 »

My fav: ROTJ
The best: ESB
I consider ep3 enought good and still it has deep hole of crap on it.. but only for the fall of the republic and final scenes is worth it..
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« Reply #9 on: 06-30-2010 00:32 »

I see your preference for Episode III and raise you this:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djIm4ib7kug
MovieMurderer

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« Reply #10 on: 06-30-2010 00:49 »

I see your preference for Episode III and raise you this:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djIm4ib7kug

I don't prefer it... and that video was hilarious.

Episode 3 will never be as good as the original trilogy, but at least now, all of the battles are story-based rather than just for looking cool like in Clones or especially in Phantom Menace. I loved it... but whenever they had romantic dialogue it brought it down, and instead of making Darth Vader cool again they gave him: "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ooooooooooo!"

But it's still better than I or II. Anyone can admit that.
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« Reply #11 on: 06-30-2010 02:30 »

I renember that at that precise moment.. a friend next to me just said "....Skinner"
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« Reply #12 on: 06-30-2010 03:49 »
« Last Edit on: 06-30-2010 03:52 »

Empire is far and away the best, and to my mind, the only one that can be considered a 'great' film on its own merits.

This is how I'd rank the six of them:

1. The Empire Strikes Back (great)
2. Star Wars (great sci-fi/fantasy film, decent film in general)
3. Return of the Jedi (mediocre)
4. Revenge of the Sith (mediocre)
5. Attack of the Clones (bad)
6. The Phantom Menace (awful)
MovieMurderer

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« Reply #13 on: 06-30-2010 04:38 »

This is how I would rate them.

1. The Empire Strikes Back (great, 5/5)
2. Star Wars (great 5/5, just not as entertaining or mindblowing as 5)
3. Return of the Jedi (great 4.5/5)
4. Revenge of the Sith (good, redeemed the whole prequel trilogy, 3.5 or 4/5)
5. Attack of the Clones (okay, Christopher Lee was great and Yoda was awesome, 2/5)
6. The Phantom Menace (abysmal, 3 words: Jar Jar Binks, 0.5/5)
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« Reply #14 on: 06-30-2010 09:58 »

The Empire Strikes Back is the best and The Star Wars holiday Special is the worst.
MovieMurderer

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« Reply #15 on: 06-30-2010 10:10 »

Oh yeah, forgot about the Holiday Special.

Well... Happy Life Day!
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« Reply #16 on: 06-30-2010 10:21 »

Holiday Special is the best one ever!
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« Reply #17 on: 06-30-2010 10:48 »

Empire Strikes back is amazing and although it may be a cliche now back than Darth Vader being Luke's Father was one of the biggest plot twists of all time. Jedi is good also because of slave costume Leia wink
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« Reply #18 on: 06-30-2010 12:41 »

Holiday Special is the best one ever!

You've just watched it so many times that your brain is fried tongue
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« Reply #19 on: 06-30-2010 12:46 »

Holiday Special is the best one ever!

You've just watched it so many times that your brain is fried tongue

Hey don't you badmouth... my... grandmother movie parrot... bartle, bartle... doo. Shlarg.
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« Reply #20 on: 06-30-2010 14:44 »

Oh no, I voted for the wrong one! I voted for the first one on the poll thinking it would be A New Hope, but of course with the blasted prequels that took place before, my logic of oldest one made first is out the window. God damn those shitty prequels!...
FishyJoe

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« Reply #21 on: 06-30-2010 17:11 »

I voted Revenge of the Sith because a.) it's almost as good as the originals and b.) I haven't seen it a million billion times like the originals.

If we're looking at it completely objectively, I'd have to go with Empire. It is really a beautiful movie, and I think the visuals hold up better today compared to A New Hope and Return of the Jedi.

Prequels are underrated. I'd say Attack of the Clones was the only bad one.
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« Reply #22 on: 06-30-2010 17:40 »

Fishy did you watch those prequel reviews that were going around on the Youtubes?
Start here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxKtZmQgxrI
If you get past the silly voice and crazy psycho stuff he's totally right, the prequels were a pile of balls 20m high!
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« Reply #23 on: 06-30-2010 17:53 »

The voice and the psycho stuff is the best!
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« Reply #24 on: 06-30-2010 18:35 »

The Empire Strikes Back is the best and The Star Wars holiday Special is the worst.
Star Wars Holiday Special????  You gotta be kidding me...
FishyJoe

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« Reply #25 on: 06-30-2010 18:56 »

Fishy did you watch those prequel reviews that were going around on the Youtubes?
Start here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxKtZmQgxrI
If you get past the silly voice and crazy psycho stuff he's totally right, the prequels were a pile of balls 20m high!

Haven't seen 'em because they are just too long. I've heard they are funny and I think I would enjoy them, but seriously...if you can't tell me that a movie sucks in five minutes or less, you're just not trying hard enough.

If I'm in an analytical mood, I can admit that the movie had a lot of suck. But meh...it's still entertaining enough for me. It's probably not something I would pay to see again today, but when I come across it while flipping around on TV I'll usually watch it.

I think, in my old age, my love of Star Wars has morphed from loving the story and badass action elements to loving the art design and imagination/creativity of it all. (This is probably why I continue to watch the Clone Wars cartoon even though some of the stories have been eye-rollingly bad. The animators do a great job of expanding on Ralph McQuarrie's artwork.)

I think The Phantom Menace is extremely successful in that regard. Lots of great designs, lots of great locations. The acting is spotty and there is some weak writing, but the plot overall is solid enough and (for me) it is fun to watch.

Attack of the Clones and Return of the Jedi were unsuccessful in that regard. They both lacked fresh designs and had mostly boring settings, plus I think they both had the weakest scripts anyway.

A New Hope and Empire are the best of both worlds, with great designs and also legitimately good writing and directing.
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« Reply #26 on: 06-30-2010 19:02 »
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Fishy did you watch those prequel reviews that were going around on the Youtubes?
Start here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxKtZmQgxrI
If you get past the silly voice and crazy psycho stuff he's totally right, the prequels were a pile of balls 20m high!

Haven't seen 'em because they are just too long. I've heard they are funny and I think I would enjoy them, but seriously...if you can't tell me that a movie sucks in five minutes or less, you're just not trying hard enough.

No, the point of them is to be long.  They are supposed to be small films themselves.  That's the entire idea.  It's just a review.  It's supposed to be entertainment in itself.  And it is; great entertainment.  I have personally watched all of his reviews 5 times each.

In addition, they are a very analytic piece of work about what you should not do when making films or doing general storytelling.

And if you don't like watching the first review in pieces on YouTube, it is available in one piece:

http://blip.tv/file/3795340/
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #27 on: 06-30-2010 23:11 »

I still like the original (Star Wars: A New Hope) best.  I saw it in Westwood Village (in Los Angeles), back in 1977 when it first came out, and I've enjoyed the story a lot more than the others.
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« Reply #28 on: 07-01-2010 04:14 »

I still enjoy the Original Holiday Special... I hope they make a prequel to it one day. smile
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« Reply #29 on: 07-01-2010 05:17 »

I can't believe I just noticed this thread...I'm the biggest Star Wars fan in the universe  big grin

Anyway, I often get asked this question, and it's impossible for me to answer. But I will say I love 5, 6, and 3 the most.

I love all Star Wars. Soooo tired of the constant prequel bashing...
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« Reply #30 on: 07-01-2010 05:56 »

People would probably bash them less if  they weren't terrible films. smile
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« Reply #31 on: 07-01-2010 09:08 »

I love all Star Wars...
Even the Holiday Special? eek
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« Reply #32 on: 07-01-2010 09:32 »

It's still better than those prequel movies.
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« Reply #33 on: 07-01-2010 09:33 »

I've so far not seen any of the prequel movies.  At first this was because I was simply uninterested and had no desire to go out of my way to see them, the same reason I didn't buy into any of the the non-canon stuff.  These days, however, I actively select against the prequels.  For example, if I'm at work on a Sunday night, and the only things on are infomercials, any or all of the prequels, and something on VH1, I'll just turn the TV off and read something online.

That being said, ESB is probably my favorite.  It's not as flashy, zoomy, or explody as the first or third movies, but it is a better story.
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« Reply #34 on: 07-01-2010 09:38 »


Tweek!

I'm still trying to wrap my brain around the concept of a "star wars holiday special".   I haven't seen it; someone who has, please explain this to me.  Yoda puts tinsel on an XMAS tree?  Luke & Leia roast chestnuts over an open fire?
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« Reply #35 on: 07-01-2010 09:53 »

Don't be silly.  It's all about Chewbacca trying to get home to his family in time for Wookie ChristmasLifeday.  Also, it has a Boba Fett cartoon.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #36 on: 07-01-2010 10:02 »

Silly is what I do...
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« Reply #37 on: 07-01-2010 10:12 »

Don't forget Leia singing until your ears bleed and the most incompetent Stormtroopers ever. Oh, and the 50 seconds total of Han Solo. GREATEST Star Wars film of all time.
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« Reply #38 on: 07-01-2010 16:31 »

No love for Ewoks: The Battle for Endor?  For SHAME.
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« Reply #39 on: 07-03-2010 14:13 »
« Last Edit on: 07-03-2010 14:14 »

Why are there six options in the poll? There are only three Star Wars movies.
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