Over the last four decades, we have been given three different Star Wars trilogies. Each trilogy has had its outstanding moments and decisions (or characters) that we’re not particularly fond of but no one can deny the beauty of this story that has inspired and brought together generations of fans.
So, for this week’s Who’s Your Favorite? I wanted this to be the topic. Enjoy!
The Prequel Trilogy
Before Luke Skywalker, before the Empire and Darth Vader, the Cloud City and the magical world of the forest moon of Endor, there was the prequel trilogy; a story of Anakin Skywalker, the rise of Emperor Palpatine, and the horrifying fall of the Jedi.
There are love and darkness, politics and deception, epic lightsaber duels and Force battles, but most importantly, there’s a story that not many trilogies are able to tell; a hero’s descent into villainy.
The Original Trilogy
If it wasn’t for these three movies I wouldn’t be sitting here today writing about Star Wars on a near-daily basis, that’s how good these movies were. This fantastical story, concocted by George Lucas, is the new age fairy tale and it is truly riveting stuff.
The Sequel Trilogy
After Revenge of the Sith, the prospect of more Star Wars movies felt non-existent. And then Disney arrived to ensure such a welcome surprise. No, the Sequel Trilogy hasn’t been perfect, but it has carried the story forward in exciting ways, introduced us to some lovely characters, it is the most diverse of the trilogies which I love, and honestly, I can’t imagine this franchise without these movies to add to the overall drama of the story.
For me, it’s difficult to choose. I like the Prequel Trilogy for its concepts and tragic conclusion, I like the Original Trilogy for having the most concise and fulfilling story, and I like the Sequel Trilogy for having the best characters. But…if I had to pick only one…I guess I’d pick…ah, this is so hard.
I’d pick the Sequel Trilogy because I love The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi that much. Both movies are in my top five favorite Star Wars films of all time while the Prequel and Original trilogies only have a movie each (Revenge of the Sith and The Empire Strikes Back) to join this elite top-five club. (Rogue One still sits in the coveted #1 spot.)
I’m intrigued to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day.