Episode 8 was the only one I thought was a little weak, had some rather unexciting moments in it and I felt the whole casino scene could have been cut completely.
And Caravan of Courage! And Battle For Endor!
I need all three of those movies on the poll so I can rank some movies beneath them!
Yo, the prequels are stiff and often boring, but at least they're coherent, and at least attempt to have character arcs. The Rise of Skywalker was narrative gibberish, with heroic seeming moments that are wholly unearned and character changes that are completely unmotivated.
TLJ I can forgive because JJ Abrams effed things up with TFA. Luke's a hermit? There's suddenly a giant new Empire 2 Electric Boogaloo? All of the heroics of the first trilogy were pointless? And then the movie ends with a cliffhanger as you finally see Luke? That's not an easy thing to follow up on and have it be satisfying.
I voted only for TROS, because I hate it so much I don't want to dilute my hatred by also voting for merely 'bad' movies. Ep 9 was wretched.
Rise of Skywalker is quite the spectacle.
And honestly, they should've gone the Hobbit/Death Hallows route by having Rise of Skywalker being its own trilogy.
If it's pretty much being made/seen/established/sold as the "series finale" of the saga as a whole, then you DON'T try to cram all of that into one movie. It just won't work.
That casino thing was so superfluous and the whole side plot so bolted on…I was bewildered at the theater much less than when I had time to reconsider and think about it.Episode 8 was the only one I thought was a little weak, had some rather unexciting moments in it and I felt the whole casino scene could have been cut completely.