Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: a decent finish to the trilogy, despite the slow, unrelated start that doesn’t really add all that much to the story (but does add a lot to the general lore). One can see that, unlike the first film, which was an entity in itself, this and the the previous episode really should be seen as one. Read also: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Star Wars: Attack of the Clones Star Wars: Revenge of the […]
The Empire Strikes Back: where this sequel succeeds in beating the original is that, after the pure black and white, some slight shades of grey are introduced (the somewhat darker tone is also a positive novelty); where it does not is at the non-ending end, but just because we want to know the end, now. The excitement and the richness of the universe, as seen in the original, remain. Read also: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Star Wars: Attack of […]
Star Wars: still one of the ultimate adventure films made. The main strengths here are the original, rich setting and, mostly, the naivete and hopefullness of the story. The story is simple because it needs to be universal (or universally grasped). Another factor of relevance are the characters and their humor; Han Solo may be the most important character of the series (not in a “story” sense, but in a “general feeling” sense) because of his playfulness. Read also: Star […]
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith: while it’s in closer in the general tone to the original trilogy, the true reason for it being generally appreciated is because the story is told and all loose ends are (a bit too conveniently) wrapped. It is, nevertheless, the more efficient because it’s less uneven. Read also: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones: while this film hold the least typical moments of the series, the courtship, which are a great drag, it also has one of the most exhilarating, the last lightsaber duel. Such unevenness mostly subtracts, but there is relief that the worst is over, when compared to the first episode. Read also: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace: not a film to be taken seriously, not to the extent the series’ fan do anyway. Taken at face value, it’s moderately fun and definitely silly (some elements, such as the Gungans, excessively so. This is the silliest of the whole series), but that goes hand in hand with the inspiration for the series. One thing is perfectly clear, however: had the saga started with this one, it would not be the success it is.