my take on the Star Trek films;
1 is ****e
2 is one of my favourite films ever
3 is okay but will make zero sense if you don't watch 2
4 is good fun but the plot is a bit out there even for Trek
5 is just bizzare
6 is very good
7 has it's moments but the plot again is about wtf at times
8 is awesome, again one of my fave ever films
9 is meh
10 is meh
11 is a refreshing reboot & has some good moments but it doesn't really have the Trek feel of the others
12 has a dreadful plot (basically a reworking of 2 with things changed) but some good moments
The prequels get way too much hate. Fair enough Attack of the Clones is abysmal, but the Phantom Menace is a great ntroduction to the saga for younger viewers and Revenge of the Sith is right behind the Empire Strikes Back for me.
1. V - Empire Strikes Back
2. III - Revenge of the Sith
3. IV - A New Hope
4. I - Phantom Menace
=4. VI - Return of the Jedi
6. II - Attack of the Clones
The prequels are **** to a mega degree, absolute abominations the lot of them (though III is bearable) but I am still looking forward to these sequels: It's JJ Abrams for starters, what else do you need?
I'm very worried that the Star Wars sequels will tear-up the canon that the comics have built up over the last decade. The Imperial Remnant, Darth Sidious' return, the Yuuzhon Vong War... all could disappear. And with the prequels I think the criticisms based on Hollywood ****, like child characters, comic relief (the Gungan who shall not be named) etc., are pretty sound, but the actual setting of the series, the wider plot (Trade Wars, the Separatists, Sith infiltration of the Republic, fall of the Jedi) was very strong, way less "space opera" than the original trilogy.
Am I the only one who thought attack of the clones was good?
For me its..
Return of the Jedi (Could have probably got somebody better than Ewok's and needed more Yoda but a near flawless film)
A new Hope (Brilliant introduction and worthy of the term epic. Hard to believe the movie was almost cancelled)
Return of the Sith (Some CGI errors and poor acting and writing at times but it was pretty brilliant and should have been the bar set for the other prequels)
Empire strikes back (Brilliant film and loved Yoda but i found it a bit dry, only works very well when you've watched 4)
Phantom Menace (A great standalone movie but should have led a spin off trilogy with ATOC followed by a Clone Wars Film and Return of the Sith making up the prequel)
Attack of the Clones (Very much made for children, the story was not at all well developed with gaps everywhere)
Apparently in addition to the new trilogy and spin offs there's talk of a Obi-Wan trilogy set between 3 and 4, if Ewan Mgregor will act then that could be brilliant.
Was wary of the Disney takeover at first (well i was more excited that we were getting a new movie actually) but with what they've done with Marvel this could all work out pretty great.