Ranking the films through science!

Discussion in 'Star Wars' started by The Borgified Corpse, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. The Borgified Corpse

    The Borgified Corpse Admiral Admiral

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    I'd had trouble for a while combining my list of ranking the original 6 Lucas films with the 4 new Disney films. Thankfully, I fount a handy website that's willing to help me through the process!
    https://sorta.app/q/1001
    I'm curious as to what all of your rankings are but here's mine (as heretical as you may consider them)...

    1. Revenge of the Sith
    2. Attack of the Clones.
    I love the amount of visual imagination bristling within every frame of the last 2 entries of the prequel trilogy. George Lucas can craft an action set-piece like nobody's business. Ewan McGregor is such an entertaining badass as Obi-Wan and he really makes you feel his heartbreak when Anakin falls to the Dark Side. Attack of the Clones & Revenge of the Sith are very much of a single unit in my mind. However, Revenge of the Sith gets a slight edge because it's the climactic finale to the whole thing.
    3. Solo. I was surprised that this one ranked so high on my list but I think it's a lot of fun with a great supporting cast. I still get chills when we get to Val's death; even with very little screentime she does a fantastic job of conveying all of her history with Beckett. And in a franchise filled with erudite British villains, Paul Bettany's ability to turn on a dime between charm & menace makes Dryden Vos the scariest of all of them.
    4. A New Hope. There's a reason why it's so iconic. Some of the production values haven't completely held up over the years but every scene is indelibly burned onto the pop culture landscape. I didn't grow up with the Star Wars movies. (We were much more of a Star Trek household.) But I still can't imagine a universe where this movie doesn't exist.
    5. The Last Jedi. My feelings about this movie are a bit mixed. The scenes that work--basically anything with Luke, Rey, Kylo Ren, or DJ--work incredibly well. The other stuff with Poe & Vice-Admiral Holdo and Finn & Rose just kinda feel like filler.
    6. Return of the Jedi. The whole Death Star II gives it a been-there-done-that vibe, but there's still a lot of great original material here. I'm especially fond of all the Jabba's palace stuff, which is like a mini-movie of its own. And the throne room scenes between Luke, Vader, & the Emperor are the emotional core of the entire original trilogy.
    7. The Phantom Menace. Most people I know would automatically put this one at the bottom of their lists. What can I say? Duel of the Fates makes up for a lot. Plus we've got more great acting with McGregor & Liam Neeson.
    8. The Force Awakens. I love the new characters. Harrison Ford gives one of his best performances in 20 years. The movie looks great. But the plot is a shitty cocktail of warmed over OT cliches and goddamn J.J. Abrams mystery boxes. (Part of the reason why I ranked The Last Jedi as high as I did was because it systematically throws away all of the mystery boxes or opens them to reveal that there was never anything inside.)
    9. The Empire Strikes Back. I'm sure that some fans want to burn me at the stake for putting it this low. But the thing just has no forward momentum. It's only out of respect to the original cast that it avoids last place.
    10. Rogue One. It looks great and the acting's terrific but I can't bring myself to actually care about any of the characters. (Except for K2SO. I want him & L3 to get a snarky robot spin-off together.)

    How does your ranking shake-out on that website?
     
  2. CorporalCaptain

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    Heh. Cute app. Me:

    1. A New Hope
    2. The Empire Strikes Back
    3. Return of the Jedi
    4. The Phantom Menace
    5. The Last Jedi
    6. Rogue One
    7. The Force Awakens
    8. Revenge of the Sith
    9. Attack of the Clones
    10. Solo
     
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  3. flavaflav

    flavaflav Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    This is what I got:
    1. The Empire Strikes Back
    2. A New Hope
    3. Revenge of the Sith
    4. The Last Jedi
    5. Return of the Jedi
    6. Solo
    7. Rogue One
    8. The Force Awakens
    9. Attack of the Clones
    10. The Phantom Menace
     
  4. Turtletrekker

    Turtletrekker Admiral Admiral

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    1. The Empire Strikes Back
    2. A New Hope
    3. Return of the Jedi
    4. Revenge of the Sith
    5. Solo
    6. The Phantom Menace
    7. Rogue One
    8. The Force Awakens
    9. The Last Jedi
    10. Attack of the Clones
    There are no surprises in my top 3, but I was curious as to where the rest would fall.
     
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  5. Campe98

    Campe98 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    It’s actually pretty accurate for me:
    1. A New Hope
    2. The Empire Strikes Back
    3. The Last Jedi
    4. The Force Awakens
    5. Return of the Jedi
    6. The Phantom Menace
    7. Solo
    8. Rogue One
    9. Revenge of the Sith
    10. Attack of the Clones
     
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  6. Timelord Victorious

    Timelord Victorious Vice Admiral Admiral

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    [SIZE=6]Star Wars Films - Result[/SIZE]
    1. The Empire Strikes Back
    2. A New Hope
    3. Rogue One
    4. Revenge of the Sith
    5. Return of the Jedi
    6. The Phantom Menace
    7. The Force Awakens
    8. The Last Jedi
    9. Attack of the Clones
    10. Solo
    Here is mine. Solo is last, but I haven’t seen It yet, so every other film won against it by default.
     
  7. Kibbin

    Kibbin Commodore Commodore

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    1. The Empire Strikes Back
    2. A New Hope
    3. Return of the Jedi
    4. Revenge of the Sith
    5. Rogue One
    6. The Phantom Menace
    7. Attack of the Clones
    8. The Force Awakens
    9. Solo
    10. The Last Jedi
    Like Turtle I was interested to see where things would fall outside the top three. I don't know if the bottom four or so will stay where they are or move around over tim[SIZE=4]e.[/SIZE]
     
  8. The Borgified Corpse

    The Borgified Corpse Admiral Admiral

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    Man, Attack of the Clones is taking a beating here. Outside of my list, the highest it's able to manage is 7th. What can I say? I love how the end just keeps piling on one action beat after another, from the droid factory to the arena beasts to a crapload of Jedi fighting battle droids to Yoda showing up with the clone army to the final series of lightsaber duels where Obi-wan, Anakin, and Yoda each take on Count Dooku and barely escape with their lives.
     
  9. Ithekro

    Ithekro Vice Admiral Admiral

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    "What has science done?"
     
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    Tosk Vice Admiral Admiral

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    1. A New Hope
    2. The Empire Strikes Back
    3. Return of the Jedi
    4. Solo
    5. Rogue One
    6. The Phantom Menace
    7. Revenge of the Sith
    8. The Force Awakens
    9. Attack of the Clones
    10. The Last Jedi
     
  11. Turtletrekker

    Turtletrekker Admiral Admiral

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    Put that up against Anakin and Padme's painful romance scenes on Naboo, Anakin's classic complaints about sand and C3PO taking over for Jar Jar Binks in the cringe-worthy humor department during the Droid factory sequence. The good just doesn't overtake the bad.
    IMHO. YMMV, of course.

    As for my list, the only surprise was The Phantom Menace over Rogue One.
     
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  12. Smellmet

    Smellmet Commodore Commodore

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    Worked perfectly for me

    • A New Hope
    • The Empire Strikes Back
    • Rogue One
    • Revenge of the Sith
    • Return of the Jedi
    • Solo
    • Attack of the Clones
    • The Force Awakens
    • The Phantom Menace
    • The Last Jedi
     
  13. ichab

    ichab Commodore Commodore

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    Did not use the app, but here is my list.
    • The Empire Strikes Back
    • Revenge of the Sith
    • A New Hope
    • Return of the Jedi
    • The Force Awakens
    • Rogue One
    • Solo
    • The Phantom Menace
    • Clone Wars
    • Attack of the Clones
    • The Last Jedi
     
  14. Alejandro

    Alejandro Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    yeah, the app match with my real list:

    1. The Empire Strikes Back
    2. The Last Jedi
    3. A New Hope
    4. The Force Awakens
    5. Return of the Jedi
    6. Rogue One
    7. The Phantom Menace
    8. Solo
    9. Revenge of the Sith
    10. Attack of the Clones
     
  15. JD

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    I have to confess, I took it twice since the first time really didn't feel right to me.
    Here's what I got the second time
    1. The Force Awakens
    2. The Last Jedi
    3. The Empire Strikes Back
    4. Return of the Jedi
    5. Rogue One
    6. Solo
    7. Revenge of the Sith
    8. Attack of the Clones
    9. A New Hope
    10. The Phantom Menace
    The only change I'd make is I'd flip The Empire Strikes Back and The Force Awakens. I can't remember those two popping up together in the quiz, so I'm thinking I must have gone so fast I accidentally clicked the wrong one.
     
  16. M.A.C.O.

    M.A.C.O. Commodore Commodore

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    Let's see:

    1. Empire Strikes Back

    2. A New Hope

    3. Revenge of the Sith

    4. The Force Awakens

    5. Return of the Jedi

    6. Attack of the Clones

    7. Rogue One

    8. The Phantom Menace

    9. Solo

    10. The Last Jedi
     
  17. Gepard

    Gepard Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Here's mine. They seem about right:

    • The Empire Strikes Back
    • A New Hope
    • The Last Jedi
    • Attack of the Clones
    • Revenge of the Sith
    • Return of the Jedi
    • Rogue One
    • Solo
    • The Phantom Menace
    • The Force Awakens
     
  18. RandyS

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    My list went:

    The Empire Strikes Back--sounds right, it's always been my favorite of the OT.
    A New Hope
    Return of the Jedi
    Revenge of the Sith--again, my favorite of the PT.
    Attack of the Clones
    The Phantom Menace
    Rouge One
    Solo
    The Force Awakens
    The Last Jedi

    Their results were pretty accurate except the last two should read:
    The Life and Times of Jar Jar Binks
    The Force Awakens
    Fifty feet of vomit
    Twenty five miles of blood
    Forty thousand light years of crap
    Fifty million light years of shit
    Brussel Sprouts
    The Last Jedi.
     
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  19. XCV330

    XCV330 A Being of Pure Caffeine Premium Member

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    There's nothing really scientific about Star Wars movies. A random Neil Simon play probably has more science in it. They don't advocate a scientific method, or at least, anyone who does is the bad guy building Uber Weapon to kill the last holdouts for former theocratic space warriors.

    but if I had to make a guess (and I, like a good chunk of humanity, haven't seen Solo)

    Attack of the Clones
    Rogue One
    Phantom Menace
    Revenge of the Sith
    New Hope
    ESB
    ROTJ
    The force awakens
    the last jedi

    this isn't based on which movies I like the most, just on what I think were attempts at having some element of science fiction vs space opera. Nothing wrong with space opera, either, and to be honest its hard ranking them when they are all so low on the bar, in terms of actual science fiction. Maybe the prequels are so high on the list because the Galactic Republic was pure Asimov and H. Beam Piper rip-off
     
  20. Gavin70

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    1. The Empire Strikes Back
    2. A New Hope
    3. Return of the Jedi
    4. Rogue One
    5. The Last Jedi
    6. Revenge of the Sith
    7. The Force Awakens
    8. Attack of the Clones
    9. The Phantom Menace
    Didn't rank Solo as I haven't seen it yet (hopefully seeing it this weekend). But other than that its pretty much as I would have expected.