Fight Me: My Top Five Star Wars Movies
This morning I was scrolling through the burning dumpster that is Twitter and saw that "Return of the Jedi" was trending. Of course, I clicked. Disney Plus tweeted out a question that no one could ever agree on so it fit Twitter perfectly: "What are your Top 5 Star Wars Movies?"
Many people agree that Empire Strikes Back is the best. I really liked it but it's not my favorite. A lot of people also had at least two if not all three of the original trilogy in their top five, and then one of the latest movies or side movies and no prequels for their lists.
I grew up really liking the original three movies. They were all great. Before getting a VCR we rented both Empire and Return of the Jedi. My mom was actually afraid I was going to wear the tapes out, even though we only had them for two days. Once we had one I watched all of them, dubbed from HBO at Grandma and Grandpa's, until those tapes were actually starting to wear out.
Then when I was in college and reached early adulthood, George Lucas thought he could "fix" those original three movies. There was nothing wrong with them but fix them he did. The worst of the fixes being a CGI Jabba the Hutt superimposed onto a film of Han Solo jumping up and onto Jabba's tail, only to see the masterful and realistic looking puppet Jabba in Episode VI. The only good thing with the remastered films was releasing them in theaters allowing me to see the first two on the big screen for the first time since I was a newborn and a toddler when they came out. But to this day when I watch them, I only watch the original theatrical releases, a lucky benefit from a boxed set I got ten or so years ago.
If you have ever heard me talk about Star Wars on the air you know I hate the prequels, which is why my list may surprise some. The main reason for that is because I still have yet to see Rogue One. From what I've heard, if I had gotten around to it it would have been in my top five. So here they are, fight me!