Once upon a time, in a galaxy far far away, someone named George Lucas thought of making a film that was set in the future. A future, where interplanetary beings interacted with each other. A future, where an evil galactic empire was fought by a tiny group of rebels. A future, where the whole idea of God creating the universe was reaffirmed, only this time God was known as the Force. Innumerable fandoms, countless detractors, changing philosophies, creating cults and still managing to elicit heated debates among cine goers, forty years after it was released, ‘Star Wars’ is truly a concept that revolutionized film making. It wasn’t the screenplay or the special effects or the unbelievable world beyond worlds that alone made this possible. Whatever it was, one thing was sure. Film making was never going to be the same. It went on to become a cultural phenomenon across the globe.
The original trilogy spawned a life time of discussions and devoted fan base, the prequel trilogy triggered arguments between the loyalists and the recent one, initiated new hope ( aah, cliche!) among the countless fans. We, at The Cinemaholic decided to fan the fire a little more and thus, ranked all Star Wars film from the worst to the best. Enjoy the article but hey! wait for the mother of all cliches. May the force be with you!
8. Episode I : The Phantom Menace (1999)
Chronologically first but as a prequel story developed after 22 years of the original trilogy, this movie saw an unprecedented number of fans thronging the cinemas. The origin story of Anakin Skywalker had everything including the story and a much better VFX compared to the original trilogy. However, the screenplay and a little too much of overwhelming drama was heavily criticised. That didn’t stop the film from becoming one of the highest grossers of the year. Starring Liam Neeson and Ewan McGregor, the movie couldn’t live up to the hype of the earlier films and thus, is considered as one of the worst Star Wars movies ever made. If you still don’t believe it, I have three words for you. Jar Jar Binks!