Poll: The Best of the Six* Modern Star Wars Films

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#3: Episode VII: The Force Awakens – 18.5%

JJ Abrams directs Harrison Ford, John Boyega and Joonas Suotamo in 'The Force Awakens'. (Image: Lucasfilm)
JJ Abrams directs Harrison Ford, John Boyega and Joonas Suotamo in ‘The Force Awakens’. (Image: Lucasfilm)

I’m good with this Episode VII finishing here. It wasn’t great, but it wasn’t bad. This old crotchety Star Wars fan wishes they would have pulled more from the Legends stories, giving us Jacen Solo, Mara Jade, and Thrawn. However I can’t be too hard on it though because I do like J.J. Abrams’ films, and I do like his treatment thus far of the new trilogy. I am willing to take it at face value and see where his plot takes us. Here’s to hope that he brings it home in Episode IX.

Star Wars Franchise; JJ Abrams
C’mon J.J. … bring it home in Episode IX

#2: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith – 23.8%

Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Without Episode III, we wouldn’t have any “high ground” memes, we wouldn’t know how much Anakin hated sand, and we wouldn’t have heard the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise. And like the film or not, you have to admit the final battle between Anakin and Obi-Wan was pretty epic. A funny contradiction in this film is how Anakin demands Mace Windu leave the Emperor alive to stand trial, then he cuts off Mace’s hands, tosses him out a window and nine minutes later is making Youngling ratatouille. Hey Annie, what happened to not killing? Either way, not a bad film even with Franken-Vader stomping about at the end.

Vader Frankenstein moment
Nooooooooooo!

#1: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – 40.8%

Star Wars Franchise
The Rebels of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Image: Disney/Lucasfilm)

The voters got this one right, and let’s hope Lucasfilm has paid attention. The grittier and darker of the Star Wars films is a fan favorite, hands down. Rogue One delivers strong, new characters. It leaves out the kiddie stuff, and fills a backstory hole with a great Star Wars story. We also get a Disney+ spin-off. It also helps that Felicity Jones is, by far, the hottest of all the Star Wars heroines.

Felicity Jones
Search your feelings. You know she’s the hottest one.

There. I said it. Change my mind, or fight me!

Sound off, Star Wars fans!

What do you think of the list? Agree with the rankings? Personally, I would have slid Episode I between Revenge of the Sith and The Force Awakens, even with Jar-Jar lurking about. Let’s hear your list, and stick with That Hashtag Show for all your Star Wars news and fun!

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