A personal Star Wars ranking to argue about

Sean Arfin, Contributing Writer

1. Empire Strikes Back
The Empire Strikes Back has all of the scenes that everyone remembers: from the first encounter with Yoda, to the Battle on Hoth, to the duel between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. This movie has it all. The cherry on top is the movie’s end with the villain winning, allowing for a triumphant comeback in Return of the Jedi.

2. Revenge of the Sith
While many viewers’ main criticism is the portrayal of Anakin Skywalker, I think that Christensen did a spectacular job with what he was given. Anakin succumbs to the dark side, there’s the “droid attack on the Wookies,” and the fall of General Grievous. The movie feels a bit rushed, but not enough to lower it on my list.

3. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
With one goal in mind, other than making Disney money, Rogue One explores how the Rebel Alliance obtained plans that were vital to the plot of A New Hope. This allowed the movie to explore morality within the Rebellion and deliver some of the most powerful scenes of Darth Vader.

4. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
With one goal in mind, other than making Disney money, Rogue One explores how the Rebel Alliance obtained plans that were vital to the plot of A New Hope. This allowed the movie to explore morality within the Rebellion and deliver some of the most powerful scenes of Darth Vader.

5. Return of the Jedi
The final movie of the original trilogy, Return of the Jedi polishes off the Rebel Alliance’s victory and the fall of the Empire. This movie may be the weakest of the original trilogy, but it isn’t bad. Viewers get to witness the strength of the Emperor, but some scenes are a bit childlike and uncharacteristic for what is typically in Star Wars.