Confession time. I’ve never really gotten into and watched the Stars Wars films. It was never that big among my friend group growing up so I never had a reason to watch any of the movies. When I finally decided to give it a go in middle school, I made the mistake of ordering Episode I from Netflix (this was back in the envelope days) because I assumed the series went chronologically. I remember feeling let down and confused and promptly returned the disc and never returned to the series.
Obviously I later learned that the (in)famous prequel sequels were not indicative of the moments fans (including a lot of my friends) fell in love with. Given that the last movie in the sequel trilogy is coming out in December, I decided to finally give in and catch up on all the movies to join in on the “conclusion” of the epic. After a lot of back and forth, I decided to watch the series in the original order. After that is Rogue One and Solo and then onto the newest movie itself.
The dates aren’t set in stone and are more like tentative mini deadlines for myself to help pace the exposure. I’ll try and stick to it for the most part. If I enjoy the series a lot and find myself having extra time I was told to watch the animated Clone Wars series from 2008. I don’t know if I’ll get to it, and if I do, I probably won’t get to watch all of it before Episode IX, but it’s something to keep in mind.
|Episode IV – A New Hope||9.6/10|
|Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back||10/10|
|Episode VI – Return of the Jedi||9.0/10|
|Episode I – The Phantom Menace||7.7/10|
|Episode II – The Attack of the Clones||7.5/10|
|Episode III – Revenge of the Sith||*8.8/10|
|Episode VII – The Force Awakens||9.2/10|
|Episode VIII – The Last Jedi||9.4/10|
|Episode IX – the Rise of Skywalker||7.7/10|
EDIT 11/24/19 : So if you can tell from the above, I’ve really been enjoying Star Wars. If I’m being honest, I’ve been loving the movies a lot and want to get more into the meat of the story. As such, I’ve decided to actually try and finish The Clone Wars and as many comics/books/etc that I’m interested in/have time to get to. Check below periodically for new additions. If you have any recommendations on what to check out feel free to comment!
Edit 12/26/19: This thread is done – once I’m done with the comics, Clone Wars, Rebels, etc I’ll make a bigger meta thread of my thoughts on everything. Until then, it’ll just be period reviews of the same.