Callum Has Ranked The Star Wars Films

Star Wars

Long ago, in a galaxy far far away… Immortal words that shall grace our screens once more with Rian Johnson’s highly anticipated Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi. Like most of you, I grew up with Star Wars. I remember my first viewing of a Star Wars film, The Return of the Jedi – or as I called it back then, teddy bears fight big robots – and my first cinema experience of the colossal franchise, which sadly was The Phantom Menace, don’t hold it against me. I owned all the toys, the hand-me-downs and the fresh off the market ones. I even played some of the videogames – I sometimes wonder how many childhood hours the likes of Star Wars Battlefront had taken from me.

As I have grown, however, I have found myself simultaneously loving this series and despising it. It’s usually at times like this – the release of another instalment to a franchise – that you start to look back at the series before. This time I think I should do something about it. Rank them, maybe…

Despite my history with the series, I’ve never considered myself a fan of it. I watched the films but ignored the shows like Clone Wars and Rebels. I played the videogames, but never considered them canon to the story. The novels and comics I outright avoided like the plague. Some may say that this disadvantages me for the series – I certainly have friends who have said as much – but I see it as allowing me to view them as films of their own. Because of this, only the films matter.

I will be going through the cinematic releases only; so those hoping to see the Ewok films, or the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special listed, I am sorry to be unable to grant this wish. Lucas himself being ashamed of them gives me reason to avoid them at all costs anyway.

Lets’ go through them…

Callum spends most free days with friends (mostly watching films, to be honest), caring for his dog, writing, more writing and watching films whenever he can find the chance (which is very often).



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