Empire is not the best star wars movie. Why is it everyone always parroting that it is?

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Not a chance for me. Being 5 y.o. at the time of release for Empire also kept me out of the theatre. However, I did manage to snag a bootleg copy of Empire on VHS. Watched it until the tape finally gave up.
I also recall taping Star Wars off the TV.
Somehow I failed to remove the ads, so on each viewing, had to fast-forward through the ads......D’oh!
I can even recall the ads 😂
Those were the days!
I think I mentioned before, my sister worked at the theater for the entire run (it went on for months and moths). There had never been anything like it. I would go with her in the morning and stay all day and watch Star Wars over and over. It was great!

 

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Of the original trilogy yes. But not over all.
The top 3 Star Wars movies are:

1. Empire
2. SpaceBalls
3. Star Wars (The original, later called A New Hope)

I'm not a fan of Jedi and the later abominations aren't worth watching.

Honorable mention goes to this review of Phantom Menace, which I think is made by an insider. It's substantially more entertaining than anything except the 1 & 2 in my 'best of' list. :
 

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I think I mentioned before, my sister worked at the theater for the entire run (it went on for months and moths). There had never been anything like it. I would go with her in the morning and stay all day and watch Star Wars over and over. It was great!
What all of these kids lose is how big Star Wars was at the time. It's hard to blame them, we rarely have anything like this in our present day society which can compare.
 

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Each trilogy has to be tested in its own time. It’s unfair to equalize TFM with ANH or TFA.
Bullshit. Bad art _never_ ages gracefully.
 


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Revised. Watched them all this week.

Top 3:
1. Empire Strikes back
2. The last Jedi
3. A new hope

Haven't decided on the rest yet .
 
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The top 3 Star Wars movies are:

2. SpaceBalls
I see what you did there but it would have to be #1 on my list. Comb The Desert!
 

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I see what you did there but it would have to be #1 on my list. Comb The Desert!
We ain't found shit!

Ya, I consider it 100% canonical...and you're right...it's probably best placed at #1.
 

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And watch that review I posted. It's 70 of the best minutes you can find on YouTube.
 

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Y’all can eat it I actually really like Solo and still watch it. Love the actors, and it’s not the same old story.

Also like the originals, return of the Jedi being #1. I was born that year.

Sequels are ok, was happy to see original actors on big screen again.

Don’t care for the prequels.
 

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All the Star Wars made after Disney gained the rights have been absolute trash. The latest have been so bad that it ruined the franchise for a lot of people, myself included.
 

 
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