Hey! Hope everyone is having a good start of the month!

I previously made a discussion asking you how I should watch the Star Wars franchise for the first time, and most of you voted for me to watch it by release order! As a thank you, I thought it would be a stupid and fun idea to watch every Star Wars film and create 2 giveaways for each one I watch. Then I would write a small review of my thoughts and opinions of each one. I am not a movie reviewer so nothing fancy but feel free to add your opinions, thoughts, etc. If I make a mistake or you have a suggestion for me, please let me know. I'm new to Star Wars and will most likely make mistakes. Most of the ga's will be bundled but at the end of my Star Wars marathon I'll make a grand finale of ga's!
TLDR: I'll watch and discuss every star wars movie/show and make ga's for each one. Thank you for humoring this dumb idea. also spoilers below for each movie


Original Trilogy:

1. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope: So this is the only Star Wars movie I have seen and it was when I was a little kid, so I had no memory of what happened. The movie took me a while to get invested. It had a slower start and I'm sure age played a factor in my attention span. After the main characters got together I started to enjoy it a lot more! I already knew all the characters by name but not much about their personalities. I expected Luke to start out as the badass hero type, so it was a nice suprise to see him as an inexperienced farm boy. I'm excited for his character development. Darth Vader is an iconic villain. So iconic and synonymous with Star Wars that it's hard to view him as an actual character and not the mascot of the franchise.
Han Solo is my favorite character so far. I love reluctant heroes, antihero types, and comedic relief characters.The way he came back to save Luke in the end was perfect. Leia is my second favorite so far. Intelligent, badass, I love her. I'm a little confused on why Obi-Wan Kenobi let Darth Vader kill him. I thought he was distracting him but wouldn't it be more distracting to keep fighting him until you lose the fight? The effects were really good for its time period and I can only imagine how much of a spectical this movie was on release. I'm guessing they will explain the lore of the movies more because I'm still confused about the world building and how the powers work etc. I'm very excited to continue so I'll probably watch the second movie today since I have the next two days off.
GA 1: White Day: A Labyrinth Named School
GA 2: Pathfinder: Kingmaker - Enhanced Plus Edition


Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back: I read that this is the highest rated Star Wars movie, but I try not to let reviews give me a bias. Imo, this movie surpasses the original for me. The reason is that I could finally put context to so many characters and scenes that I've seen giffed and talked about online! ! It's like a lightbulb that went off in my head every time I saw the context of an iconic scene.
Starting at the beginning, I still love Han Solo the most. He's a real one for saving Luke again on Hoth. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and look of Hoth and most of the locations in the series so far. The Han and Lei romance is just classic. I finally got to see the "I Love You" "I Know" lines spoken. I can see why it was so loved. It perfectly represents the two characters and their relationship. Speaking of characters, it surprised me to see Boba Fett this early. I only know him from The Mandalorian s2 and I haven't seen his show yet, so I thought he popped up later in the franchise. I still know little about him, so I hope he shows up again so I can get some Mandalorian context!
This sequel was more action-heavy. Some fight scenes (like between Luke and Darth Vader) feel a little dated, but the desperation felt by both characters really sold it. Of course I already knew that Vader was Luke's father, but it was still an emotional revelation, and that ending was intense! Plus, I had no idea Luke was going to get his hand cut off!
Speaking of Darth Vader, I did not expect him to be sitting at the table when Lando betrayed the group. I knew Lando was going to turn on them, but Vader gave me a good jump scare when those doors opened. Lando is a cool character. I'm excited to see him in the next film. I feel like he's going to die, but fingers crossed that he doesn't.
If I were to pick a favorite scene(s), it would have to be Luke's training with Yoda. I love that Yoda acts like a bumbling idiot to observe Luke, and we really get to see Luke's flaws. His impatience and his frustration. Learning more about the force and seeing Yoda physically and mentally train Luke was really neat. My favorite aspect of both movies so far is the friendship between the trio. Or foursome? can't leave out Chewie.
The actors must have gotten along during filming because the chemistry between them feels so authentic. The found family/friendship trope is one of my favorites and I think they do a great job of bringing these characters to life.. Anyway I'm sorry this review is so long. overall, good movie!
GA 1: Arcade Spirits
GA 2: Snooker19


Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi: I took a large break between films, but I'll be watching more frequently now. Return of the Jedi served as a decent finale. There were parts I did and did not love. Luke became more powerful and confident between movies. When I thought of Luke before starting the movies, this is the Luke I was envisioning. I finally get to see Jabba outside of the memes but I wanted to see more Yoda! I didn't expect him to die so early in the film. He finally reveals that Leia is Luke's sister, which was a twist I already knew, but it must be real awkward for Luke!

I think my only complaint is that I expected this movie to be more epic and grandiose. The ewok battle wasn't very large in scale, but the ewoks are incredibly cute, so I forgive them. My favorite parts of the film were actually the interactions between the characters. I love the conversations Luke had with his sister and with his father. and Leia teasing Han before telling him Luke is her brother. I kept expecting Lando to die the whole movie, but I'm glad he didn't!
The best part for me was the ending. The fight between Vader and Luke was great, and I didn't expect him to sacrifice himself for his son. I always thought Luke killed Darth Vader, so the ending surprised me and hit me right in the heart. Not gonna lie, I almost shed some tears when he asked Luke to take off his helmet so he could see his son with his own eyes. Double that when he is watching over him by the campfire. Overall, I enjoyed this finale and the whole trilogy. I didn't get to grow up with the films, but I can see how this became as monumental as it was. The action was cool and the lore was intruiging. If I were to pick my favorite thing from this trilogy (as corny as it is) it would still have to be the theme of friendship and family.. The relationships between the main group feel authentic and and the bond between father and son set up a perfect ending for the trilogy.  Very soon I will be onto The first prequel film, The Phantom Menace!
GA 1: Bad End Theater
GA 2: Armello


Prequel Trilogy:

Episode I: The Phantom Menace:  Alright.. we've got a whole new story and set of characters, and a lot to process. I'll start by saying that I didn't quite enjoy this one, but I'll also name some things I did like about it.. First of all, either the politics in this movie were kind of confusing or I'm a little dumb. I'll accept either answer. The story beats were definitely unclear to me, and I was struggling to follow some parts. I think it was just so different from the first three movies that it took me a while to adjust. Still, the visuals improved with time, and I liked some character designs and costumes! It's fascinating to have Obi-Wan Kenobi as a main character, and I didn't even realize that Liam Neeson was in this film! I didn't really get attached to their characters, but I'll talk more on that later. Side Note: Ewan McGregor looks so much younger compared to the pictures I've seen of him in the later films. Maybe it's the missing beard..
I really wanted to like Jar Jar Binks because everyone warned me that he is the worst. Unfortunately, he is the worst. He's very annoying. It's not enough to make me turn off the movie, but I am surprised they gave him so much screen time. On the other hand, I was excited to finally see Padme. I know that she and Anakin do get together, or at least try to. I looooved her outfit when she was first introduced. It was gorgeous.
Speaking of Anakin... I know a lot of people acted really horribly towards the little boy that played young Anakin. It's so sad because I think he's adorable. Yeah, his acting wasn't great, but his only role was to play a little kid, and I have seen way worse child actors with even less riding on their shoulders. Speaking of Anakin again,  We can't talk about Star Wars without talking about the villain.... and the coolest villain in this film was.... drum roll please Darth Maul. Obviously, Darth Maul. His design looks awesome, and he's intimidating as hell.. I think they actually underused him in the movie.
To sum it all up, The story was boring, and the dialogue was neither witty nor fun. Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan were also surprisingly dull. I understand that they have a lot of responsibility and that there is Jedi training involved, but they just felt so flat and lifeless. I hate to compare, but they just weren't nearly as engaging as Luke, Han, or Leia. I wanted to get more emotional towards some of the sad scenes, but either the dialogue or other parts of the writing made it so hard. There were also some lore and rules I didn't quite understand, like the Sith Rules. Some of my complaints can be a lack of understanding though. This is the first film I didn't really like, so I hate saying anything negative. Especially because I know a lot of people love this movie but Overall, it wasn't for me. I just want my Star Wars movies to be full of adventure and excitement. Oh, but the lightsaber fight at the end was pretty cool. And I did like the podracing scene. I knew Anakin was going to win, but I was still on the edge of my seat the whole time. The podracing scene was probably my favorite. Also I recognized the announcers voice as one of the contestants from the show "Whose Line Is It Anyway.
Overall, keep in mind that this is my first reaction. I may change my mind on these films or I might not. Who knows. I'm excited to continue on and see!
GA 1: The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
GA 2: Railroad Corporation


Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones: This review took a while because I was struggling to finish the movie. It's probably my least favorite so far. Though I really did relate to Anakin. I, too, dislike sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating, and it gets everywhere...
I'm sorry, let me just start from the top. I didn't hate this film, but there was more bad than good. The romance between Anakin and Padme was very sudden. It gave me whiplash. In The Phantom Menace, he may have had a small crush, but the instant he locks eyes with her after ten years, he's obsessed with her. I mean, I know it's Natalie Portman, so I understand, but come on man. I also couldn't figure out why she fell in love with him. He had a childhood crush, but her infatuation seemed to be caused by his creepy persistence. Also, I will try to refrain from commenting on the dialogue because, you know..

I really liked some of the action scenes. I prefer a good story over action, but when the story isn't captivating me, I do enjoy a good lightsaber fight. The Obi-Wan fight with Jango Fett was intense, and it was interesting to see the origin of Boba Fett. The fight at the arena started a little weird, but when everyone jumped in to fight, it was a spectacle. Especially Samuel L. Jackson's character with his purple lightsaber. Perfection.
Anakin story went a little different than I thought it would. I expected a lot of little moments to add up and slowly cause Anakin to go dark. I didn't expect his mother to be murdered. I did enjoy seeing him do something evil for the first time. Speaking of evil, the Yoda vs Count Dooku fight was fun, but as a finale it wasn't the most exciting. Plus, Count Dooku as a villain didn't compare to villains like Vader or Darth Maul. Overall, With better writing and direction, I think this would have been a much better movie. I want to say that the romance between Padme and Anakin wasn't important, but I know it will be in the future. My guess is that it's going to lead to Anakin truly joining the dark side. Plus, she's probably the mother of Luke and Leia, so it's a much needed but badly executed storyline. I wish we had more bonding between Anakin and Kenobi since we know Obi-Wan feels like he failed Anakin from the original trilogy. Still, I am eternally grateful that Jar Jar Binks left and never came back. I'm truly looking forward to the next film because I want to see Anakin turn into Darth Vader. Half of me is excited for this character development, and the other half is heartbroken because of poor Obi-Wan Kenobi. I'll probably watch the third film tonight, so expect a review within the next day or two!
GA 1: Alwa's Legacy
GA 2: Down the Rabbit Hole


Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith: Woohoo the last of the prequels! I was going to do a review right away, but I had to process my thoughts on the film. It's my favorite from the prequels, but still ranked behind episodes 4–6. I apologize ahead of time for any mistakes or dumb takes i give while writing this up. Admittedly, I'm still confused by Star Wars lore. I don't google the theories or ever refresh my memory on the rules established in the films.
Revenge of the Sith was much more epic than the last films. It has more grandiose action scenes and improved CGI and effects. The scale is much larger, with almost all the prequel characters involved in the story. The stakes are higher than ever, and it provides that sinking feeling while watching because you just know that Anikan is turning Vader in this one. Speaking of Anikan, he is extra unlikable in this movie. I know he is consistently annoying, but I still like Anikan. He's just extra here. I get it. It makes sense, but it's hard to watch. I did have mixed feelings about his downfall. They set it up nicely with the influence of Palpatine and the skepticism and doubt from the council. Plus his recurring nightmares of Padme dying. I guess my expectations were just unreasonably high. At first, Anikan decided to report Palpatine to Mace Windu and then was convinced to betray Windu to help Padme. That's fine. The part that shocked me was just how fast he went from a misguided, somewhat selfish but kindhearted Jedi, to a man who kills innocent children in mere minutes. It's like a light switch was flipped, and he went from saving his girlfriend to going straight evil. I know he killed the kids in the sand village, but the situation was different. If I'm interpreting the scene wrong, please let me know! It just felt very sudden. Maybe if he hadn't reported Palpatine and instead decided his way of living was more aligned with his morals and beliefs, I would have believed it over him doing it to save his girlfriend, whom he later kills.... Also, I did predict that he would kill Padme, but I thought he would lose himself to the dark side and kill her on purpose. I'm not sure if he actually killed her or if she died from childbirth? I guess it could have been a mix of stress, childbirth, and a broken heart. Suddenly finding out that the love of your life and father of your children is actively committing genocide would definitely do it.

Now let's talk about the fights.  The fight scenes were nicely done! The Yoda fight looked great, especially for its age. The fight between Anikan and Obi-Wan felt personal, emotional, but still grand. The back-and-forth dialogue at the volcano made me emotional. I felt like Obi-Wan didn't do much to betray Anikan, and Anikan was definitely in the wrong here, but a co-worker of mine disagreed and felt like Obi-Wan had a huge role to play in Anikan's downfall. I'm curious to know what you guys think. It was just sad to see Anikan with unbridled rage, falling deeper and deeper into despair until he starts melting from the lava. Just brutal. 
The ending then sets us up for Star Wars: A New Hope. We see what happens to Luke and Leia and why the Jedi are gone. It's a little sad to see the mystery disappear from A New Hope, but the prequels are there to show us how things became the way they are. Part of me liked starting in the middle of the story since not knowing made things more intruiging.  Overall Revenge of the Jedi was on a more epic scale while retaining the campiness of Star Wars that I love. I didn't quite understand all of it and it still doesn't live up to the joy I got from episode 4-6 but I did like it better than the two films that came before it. I know I didn't grasp the entire story of the prequels so I really do need to rewatch or watch a long explanation video but overall I had a fun time! Next is the first movie from the sequel trilogy. That means I have to say goodbye again and meet another set of characters. Until then!
GA 1 Tower Unite
GA 2Backbone


Stand-Alones

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: After watching a bunch of prequels, I'm on another prequel! I'm glad, though, because I enjoyed this movie a lot! All the actors did great; I loved Mads Mikkelsen for the short time he was on. The film is very character-driven, which I love. The setting and plot are perfect. You would think it wouldn't work as a full movie, but it absolutely does. The stakes are incredibly high, and I was really rooting for the characters. Even knowing how the story ends doesn't change how nail-biting and stress-inducing the fights are. Chirrut Îmwe was such a fascinating and badass character, I'd be satisfied if they made a whole movie about him, alongside Baze Malbus. I love how the action and fight scenes are scarce until the end, where we watch a long and epic battle that causes a lot of casualties. Spoilers, but I really didn't expect all of the characters to die, including Jyn and Cassian, but I'm glad they went there. It added weight to the importance of the Death Star being destroyed in A New Hope. The scene where Darth Vader came in and started wrecking sh*t REALLY caught me off guard. That was the highlight for me. Vader coming in at random times to jump-scare me could be a series in itself.
Overall, this is a very good modern Star Wars movie. It was less of an adventure since it served a specific purpose, but the characters were good, the story added to the franchise, and it had great fight scenes. This serves as a prequel that didn't need to be made, but I'm glad it was. Now I just need to check out Andor on my own time to get more Depth on Cassian's character. 
GA 1: A Short Hike
GA 2: 911 Operator


Solo: A Star Wars Story:  Solo is also a Disney Star Wars story like Rogue One, but it felt muuuch less authentic. Out of all the Star Wars movies I've seen so far, this one felt the most Disney. I don't know if this is a hot take or not, but I liked Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo. He should have had more to work with, but he did a good job with the mannerisms and dialogue. I could buy that he was Han Solo. I truly tried to enjoy this film, even knowing the hate that it receives. Han is my favorite character, and my expectations weren't very high. The problem is just that the story is so... cookie cutter. It should be this exciting adventure beyond any limitations, but instead we get this very cliche story that just goes through the motions. Instead of creating a fantastic Sci-fi tale, they just push us scene by scene through everything we know about Han Solo. Met Chewbacca? Check! Met Lando? Check! Love interest? Check! It was just a little too predictable, and none of it added to his character. If anything, it just made him a little less mysterious and exciting. The reasoning behind his name, "Solo" was extra stupid. We don't need an explanation for every little thing, especially a last name. 
I liked a few things about the movie. I enjoyed the first half more than the second. Like I said, I enjoyed the performance by Alden, and I liked Woody Harrelson's character at the beginning. The scene where Han is helping Beckett and his wife was a lot of fun. Also, I enjoyed the scenes with Lando (I love Donald Glover) and L3 was an interesting Droid. She was a better comic relief character than he-who-must-not-be-named Jar Jar Binks 😨. I did NOT enjoy the twist at the end with Beckett. It wasn't because I liked Beckett; it just felt obvious... or generic? It's a tired formula that hits hard when set up perfectly, butIi just wasn't feeling it. The second half of the movie kind of sizzled out until we got to see Darth Maul again. Which was cool.  
Overall, it's not a terrible movie, and not every Star Wars film has to be a banger. It's a mix of a few things that make this a disappointment for me. It's knowing that everything goes downhill from here, so this is the start of something worse. It's the fact that Han Solo is my favorite character and the potential this could have been. They had the potential to make a Star Wars classic adventure with our favorite characters that added so much to the lore. Imagine how fun this movie would have been if they thought outside the box. Overall, it is not a terrible movie, and it could be a fun flick to put on while at a party with your friends. Not the worst Star Wars movie by any stretch and still a fun time! It just doesn't really put a dent in the franchise in my opinion. 
GA 1: a Jugglers Tale
GA 2: Scarlet Tower


Sequel Trilogy

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Hey guys, I'm back. Sorry for the long wait; I had a lot going on. I finally got around to watching The Force Awakens, but before I write this review, I have a question. There are a lot of people on here (and in my personal life) telling me to skip this trilogy, and to be honest, this movie didn't make me particularly interested in the next two. I want to take a vote. Should I skip the next two films, announce this as the end, and just go forward with the giveaways? Should I watch another movie in their place? Or should I go ahead and finish the trilogy? It'll probably be a train wreck, but it could be a funny one. Either way, I'm completely happy with the decision. And with that out of the way, here are my thoughts on The Force Awakens! Also spoilers below. 

The Force Awakens was a pretty average film. It was fun at times, but it didn't feel like Star Wars to me. I went into it more close-minded than usual due to the overwhelming hate for these films, but my guess is that this isn't the worst film of the three. 
My biggest problem was the pacing, because that led to every other problem I had with it. The pacing was way too fast, so I couldn't grow attached to any of the characters or the story. In what feels like mere minutes in the film, Rey, Finn, and Solo go from meeting for the first time to Rey having a crush on Finn and viewing Han Solo as a father figure. We barely learned anything about any of the characters, nor did they learn about each other. . Plus, we just learned that Han Solo has a kid, and then boom, Han is dead.. I know Harrison Ford didn't want to do the movies anymore, and I was already spoiled about his death (along with Luke's in the future, although I don't know how it happens), but I still felt like the scene made it reaaaally obvious it was going to happen. . He's talking to Kylo Renn while Rey, Finn, and Chewie are just standing there watching from above. What else could happen in that scene? Was that scene a big plot twist for you guys and it was just obvious to me because of hindsight? Let me know. 

They also introduced a lot of plot points that I thought would be expanded throughout the trilogy but were introduced and done with in the same film. One example is that Death Star looking planet. It was introduced, and then it was gone. I want to end this on a positive note, so there were things I liked about the movie. It was really cool to see Luke again at the end. The effects and fight scenes were neat. Kylo Ren seems like a really interesting villain. He seems conflicted about the Dark Side similar to how Vader was towards the beginning and end of his arc. If I knew this trilogy wrapped up nicely, I'd call this movie a rough but servicable start to the new trilogy, but now I know better. 
GA 1: Before Your Eyes
GA 2: New Tales From The Borderlands


Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Warning: long read! I finished this film a minute ago, so my thoughts may change, but honestly, I thought this was a lot better than The Force Awakens. I still didn't love the film, nor would I ever rewatch it, but I like that it took more chances. It was more of a spectacle where TFA was too cookie-cutter and safe. I know TLJ ruined the hope of Star Wars being good for a lot of people (as my friend keeps reminding me), but as someone who went in expecting hot garbage, it was less smelly than I thought it would be.

The visuals were really stunning, and the action scenes were great. It felt like everything was on a larger scale. The humor was hit or miss, with some awkward Marvel-like quips and pauses for laughs, but overall, I found most of it charming. Plus, I liked most of the characters (excluding Rey, but I'll get to her later). I'm still not sure how to feel about Luke. He was more damaged and jaded, but I was open to seeing more. But then he just dies... I hated how his arc ended, but having Yoda visit him again was pretty neat. especially since they brought back the puppet.

As far as villains go, I was not expecting Snoke to get wiped out so fast, but I was rooting for Kylo Ren to turn good. It probably would not have made sense, but I'm just a sucker for villain redemptions. Honestly, I thought it would be really neat if Rey ended up joining the dark side and being the villain for the rest of the trilogy. It would have made an interesting twist, although I knew it definitely wasn't going to happen.
The worst thing about the film was definitely the writing, lore, and story. All of it was kind of weak, and the Finn and Rose subplot was too long for how little it impacted everything. I really didn't mind, though, because I liked them as characters. We could have shaved off some run time, though. Oh, also I really like Poe. I don't know why. I just do.

Now onto Rey.. I know people hate her, and I never knew why, but now I kind of see it. Is it because she's just so boring? She was an interesting character in her introduction, but she never gets any interesting personality traits or character development. She's just the chosen one, like Luke. But Luke trained hard and lost fights. He had both negative and positive qualities. Rey is like a blank slate to me. It makes it hard to get invested in her story or her relationship with the other characters. Like in TFA, I could not buy the fact that she cared that strongly for Han Solo. It's not a huge deal, but she is the main character, and I found the other side characters, like Poe and Finn, much more interesting.

I'm sure I'm missing some things, but this is long enough. TLDR: I didn't love it but i didn't hate it. I will stand against the crowd and say.... it was alright...
It's still pretty low on my Star Wars ranking list (which I definitely need to make). I'm wondering if this should make me more hopeful for The Last Jedi, although something tells me no, it shouldn't. Please give me your thoughts on TLJ. I'll even take your roasts. I just want to know why people may agree or disagree! 
GA 1: The Dungeon Beneat
GA 2: Beatiful Desolation

Next time:
Rise of the Skywalker
giveaways!

(I'm on vacation atm but will watch thr last movie after I get back!)

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Your LEAST favorite Star Wars Movie

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Episode I – The Phantom Menace
Episode II – Attack of the Clones
Episode VI – Return of the Jedi
Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Star Wars Holiday Special
Other

0 votes for Phantom menace??? Whaaat???

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Well the fans where very unhappy with it, but after the stuff from Disney many people where it was actually quite good in comparison...
I quit star wars after force awakens

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This. Disney's Star Wars have made me appreciate more episodes 1-3.

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This. I never thought I'd miss Jar Jar Binks until BB8 showed up

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Heh well Disney sunk the franchise to new depths since then so...

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I don't know why, but I never really enjoyed Star Wars that much. I have seen the first 6 movies, but don't have plans to watch the rest. Hopefully you will enjoy them :)

I do enjoy Star Trek though and I am currently watching those in order. I have finished the original series, the first 5 movies, and the first 4 seasons of The Next Generation. I am going to finish the Next Generation series and watch all the new movies, but I don't know if I will watch any of the shows after Next Generation.

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I don't think I'll ever be able to love them like everyone else does since I didn't grow up with them, but i'm looking forward to understand the lore, the references, and finally be in the loop! lol.

I should give Star Trek a try some time! I watched the first two JJ Abrams movies but I know they don't represent the franchise super well

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They have pretty much all of the series on Netflix (from the original Star Trek all the way to Enterprise), and I think all of the movies (both original timeline and JJ Abrams timeline) on Paramount+. They also have the first season of Picard and the first 4 seasons of Discovery. The only ones I don't have access to at the moment are Picard seasons 2 and 3, Lower Decks series, Star Trek Prodigy, and Strange New Worlds (which is ridiculous as the channel is PARAMOUNT, after all).

I live in Canada, so the shows available to you may differ.

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Picard 2 and 3 are a disaster so you'll do just as well not watching them but the rest are fine to good.

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that's disappointing to hear -- i really loved season 1!

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Me too. Guess we are in a minority though

Season 2 suffered massively from the pandemic. The first episode starts a storyline that's pretty much abandoned right away because it would have been too long to produce and they were in a rush after shooting schedules resumed and the season is a mess.
Season 3 is fanservice, which would be fine enough if it wasn't for pretty bad writing and retconning that will make your head hurt.

Let me know when you watch, I'm curious to read your opinion.

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oo thanks for letting me know!

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The original Star Trek movies are well worth watching.
Be warned, the first movie starts of really slow. It's as if after having spent ridiculous amounts of money on then new CGI etc they had to show the audience what they paid for.
You'll know the scenes when you reach for the fast forward button ;)

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I guess the Star Wars universe is a little more limited in scope than the Trekverse so I can totally get that.

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If you liked the Next Generation, you might also enjoy Voyager and Deep Space 9. Discovery and Picard are kinda crap (my opinion) after the 1st season. Strange new worlds, we will see how it goes in season 2.
Waiting on the Star Trek fan made Axanar.

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I read good things about Deep Space 9 and have thought about watching that as well, but I watched a preview/trailer and something about it just feels off. I don't know why, but I don't feel like I would enjoy it. Also, I have a long list of other shows that I want to watch, so I don't know if I want to dedicate the time to it. Maybe I will come back to it some time in the future.

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Nice! The Empire Strikes Back is generally the more favorable of the original trilogy with fans, but my favorite is Return of the Jedi. Looking forward to reading the rest of your watching saga.

By the way, it's Han Solo, not Hans lol

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Corrected, thank you!

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Good luck with the movies!
I'm a very suspicious one to say since Rogue One is my favorite star wars movie and I don't dislike the last trilogy, but try to ignore some movie critics! Just enjoy this fantastic world at your own pace and you will definitely love it

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Exactly. People will like, love or hate things for different reasons, most of them personal, and herd mentality so better to make your own opinion by watching them.
Have you watched Andor? If you liked Rogue One, you might enjoy it.

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Never took the time to watch Andor but people always recommend it to me! Only heard good things about it and it is definitely on my watchlist, just way too many tv shows to follow up and never having enough time lol

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It'll still be there when you can take a bit and watch the show. Plus they planned the story over 2 seasons like an extended movie so might as well watch next year when it's all done.
It really is good. I think that some of it is what they always wanted to do with Rogue One but were afraid people would not be receptive to.
Very happy they took the risk with the show. It paid off.

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Rogue One is a good one

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It's nice to hear a different perspective! That's why I plan to watch all of the movies even if people tell me to skip one or the other. Who knows which one's I'll actually like and dislike until I watch them!

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my least favorite is that bad fan film made by disney that they called episode 7, I haven't watched any of the later ones.
Star Wars is and always will be a 6 movie series to me.

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I feel the same, after watching seven I had the feeling I watched a remake of 4-6 put in a blender and put in a new mold.
It took me a long time to even watch rogue one even though I heard only good stuff about it, since I was just done with Star Wars.
Rogue one is the last thing Star Wars I have seen.

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I am grabbing the popcorn, so I can watch you watch them. :D :D :D

Cheers!

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Thanks :)

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Han shot first, regardless of what Lucas and his"special edition" says. ;)

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Hell yeah he did! Not that he wasn't justified...

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I suggest you watch episodes 7-9 in succession. Also, watch book of boba get between seasons 2 and 3 of the mandalorian. The stories are somewhat intertwined and it just makes sense that way.
Other than that, enjoy

Some movies & shows are better than others. If you enjoyed the first movie, just slog through the ones you don’t like, there are plenty of good ones.

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oh okay I didn't realize they were intertwined. I changed my order so I have Boba Fett first!

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I'm a little confused on why Obi-Wan Kenobi let Darth Vader kill him. I thought he was distracting him but wouldn't it be more distracting to keep fighting him until you lose the fight?

I think that it's because he could tell that if he kept fighting, Luke would be more reluctant to leave, and therefore doom them all. As it was, he kept Vader back long enough that he would not be able to stop the gang from escaping.

But what definitely happened, is that when saying "If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine" he was actually telling the truth. Both Vader and Kenobi knew he would lose the duel, and as such, the wise mentor completed his spiritual journey in the brief moment of being defenseless (an act he was putting off for a while due to looking after Luke as the last thing to do in his life), and literally became immortal spirit by uniting with the Force. Which is heard as disembodied voice not even a minute later, proving him right. But to do that, he kind of had to let go, instead of fighting for his life to the bitter end, cause Star Wars spiritual stuff.

Other than that, glad you're enjoying yourself :3

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That's as good an explanation as any, imo. Obi-Wan was playing for all the marbles and he knew what mattered was Luke and that his own part was done.

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ah okay, that makes sense! Thank you for taking the time to explain.

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Hello there and may the Force be with you! You've taken your first step into a larger world [quote]
My least favourite movie is episode 8, really bad. I would say blasphemous.
Han is my favourite main character too, but I also love Wedge Antilles, the pilot Red 2 in the Battle of Yavin (one of the few who survive). You will see him again in the next movies.
Anyway, I look forward for you to watch episode 5, for many people is the best one

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Thanks! I've heard nothing but bad things about episode 8. I'm glad its at the end of my watch.

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yeah, the saga movies made by disney are not the best. the stand alone ones and the tv series however are very good

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May the bump be with you!

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Thank you

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There's a lot that happens in the timeline before Obi-Wan dies to help you understand his death. I would not say it had to do with just one thing.

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Retro-actively added, sure. But when Episode VI was released, that's all there was. It's still enough to understand that moment even though they added color to it later on.

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I'm glad to hear there's more context, although I just wasn't understanding the scene correctly the first time. It's fun to go in as blind as possible but it means I miss a lot of little details

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I'm kinda jealous. I wish I could erase them from my memory so I could discover the first trilogy again.

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As far as I'm concerned Episode IV is the best part of Star Wars, there's plenty of good (and some bad) stuff after it but it pretty much peaked out of the gate.
Keep in mind that following A New Hope plenty of the story of later movies and shows was built by filling in gaps left by earlier pieces and recontextualizing plot points, so there's a lot of details that are explained retroactively, according to many sources this was because the movie had to be aggressively edited and reworked before release for the sake of fixing some narrative problems and they weren't able to smooth all the issues.

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I have heard that the original trilogy is the best there is. There had to be a strong connection to these movies for people to still be watching the Star Wars films to this day. I'm hoping I enjoy most of them anyway since I'm not attached with nostalgia so I won't be disappointed with the bad films.

Keep in mind that following A New Hope plenty of the story of later movies and shows was built by filling in gaps left by earlier pieces and recontextualizing plot points

that's good to know. It'll be nice to get the context behind the story since I'm still confused about how the world works and I'm mainly focusing on the characters at the moment. I did hear that Rogue One takes place right before A New Hope so that makes sense

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Oh yeah, Rogue One exists to expand and explain the set up of A New Hope, but it's a good movie in own right with its own characters and a story to tell. I haven't watched Solo yet but from the four Disney era movies I've watched is definitely the best constructed, makes me wish that they had focused on individual films that can fit on the larger plot but operate as stand alone movies rather than they rushing a trilogy into production with no clear end goal.

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Haven't seen IX, but, I refuse to accept it's worse than Solo. Also, you should watch Star Wars Vintage: Clone Wars 2D Micro-Series before you watch Star Wars: The Clone Wars. They introduce a very important character there, and explain why he acted the way he did in the movies. It's also, super good imo.

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I'm going into each movie with an open mind but It's still sad to hear that Solo wasn't a great movie. Han Solo is such a fun character I imagine doing a movie about him would be a lot of fun.

you should watch Star Wars Vintage: Clone Wars 2D Micro-Series before you watch Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Thanks for letting me know, I've never heard of this. The Clone Wars saga is confusing to me right now because there is so much of it. I decided to seperate it from my watch list and watch them all when I have the time. I found a guide online for which order to watch the Clone War movies/shows.

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Yeah, it takes place between Episode II and III, but, it was a war that lasted a lot of years in timeline, Clone Wars alone could had been it's own trilogy of movies imo.

As for Solo, it's mostly because the film was just nostalgia, and people already got that with Episode VII, so, it kind of felt like a redundant story, instead of exploring any unknown and exciting story with Han, they just recycled the entire plot, I still hope you enjoy it, when you get to it, I'm one of the rare ones that actually liked Episode VIII (it wasn't perfect, but, I really liked some of its ideas). So, Solo might strike you fancy even if not everyone enjoyed it.

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solo is on the upper echelon for me overall, but starwars is absolutely a mixed bag and divisive on which ones people like. i personally like andor, rogue one, and the force awakens the most, but there are plenty of diehard original trilogy people too.

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He's referring to Tartakovsky's animated series which is streaming on Disney+ but it's buried in the non-cannon section. Forgot what it's called. It was the best thing to come out of the prequel series in my opinion and is certainly worth your time. The later 3d animated seasons of Clone Wars that you are thinking of are also really good.

Volume 1 is free on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6-yclEOgR4

Funny enough, after the original trilogy, all of the good Star Wars content has been the shows, not the movies.

Edit: Should have kept reading. Someone else pointed this out just below...

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Star Wars is dead thanks to Kathleen Kennedy taking charge and injecting all kinds of woke, feminist propaganda into the new movies and tv shows. At this point, only low IQ folks and die-hard fans are watching star wars stuff.

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There is a strong relationship between A New Hope and Akira Kurosawa's movie, The Hidden Fortress. Lucas is a great admirer of Kurosawa and many scenes, characters and plot points are borrowed or even a direct tribute to the samurai movie.
https://collider.com/star-wars-george-lucas-hidden-fortress-akira-kurosawa/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD1mb1UB-OM&t=90s&ab_channel=StarWarsExplained

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That's really neat!

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Neat to hear a fresh perspective. Hope the experience doesn't drive you insane, though.

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Thanks, don't worry I'm watching it on my own time.. I don't have a nostalgic attachment to the franchise so I don't think It will negatively effect me to see the movies get worse and worse

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TIL Obi-wan let Vader kill him.
I've always thought Obi-wan was weak compared to Vader.
My mind blown.

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[x] Episode I – The Phantom Menace
The movie itself was good and entertaining.
But it introduced Jar Jar Binks.
He was so effing annoying and unfunny.
His clumsiness was forced and in the english original he sounded (to me) too much like a caricuture or stereotype of a negro slave from early mid 20th century movies. But that could just be me. Luckily the rest is so good I can still watch it once a year 😉
I nearly chose Episode II – Attack of the Clones because of the heavy handed use of the music, especially during scenes which should have been quieter and more intimate, and yet there's a fulll blooded orchestra blaring trying to tell you how to feel. Hope that didn't spoil anything!
Btw: I saw the orginal Star Wars as a kid too.
In a cinema in Osnabrück for the British Forces in Germany (BFG) when it came out!
Usually there was a slight delay until movies came out in the British Army cinema network and I was lucky to go see it with my dad and some brothers and I was about 7 or 8 years old then!
Also saw the original Superman (1978) with Christopher Reeve and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) in the same cinema.
Simply amazing experiences!
Ja, ich bin ein alter Sack! 🤪
Edit: holy wall of text

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Hope that didn't spoil anything!

Not at all! I enjoy seeing other perspectives. I've heard mixed reactions to the prequels so i'm looking forward to forming my own opinions on them. I don't know who Jar Jar Binks is but I've been warned that he is the most annoying them to come out of the movies lol

Seeing the original Star Wars and Superman on the big screen sounds like such a amazing experience!

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Gave up after Last Jedi, so I guess that's the one.

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yes it's worst.

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You forgot to add a really good animated tv series – Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003 - 2005) from Genndy Tartakovsky. I think it's way better than the prequels (and sequels). Vol. 1 is on youtube

Don't be put off by the simple-ish artstyle. The story and action are great.

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Thanks for letting me know! I told someone else in the comments, but there seems to be a lot of Clone War movies/shows and Im very confused as to when they fit in to the timeline. I seperated them from my list so I can use a guide and watch them in order of how they should be watched! I'll add that one to the list!

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Yea all the Clone War titles are indeed confusing. It's dumb they named them all so similarly. You should watch Star Wars: Clone Wars after you watch Episode II: Attack of the Clones and before Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

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what version are you watching ?

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I'm not sure. It's the one that is on Disney Plus

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Its a nice ride despite its flaws. Its been getting worse at every new genreation of films, but i cant help but enjoy the worse entries at least for another chance at tasting that world and vibes.

Just dont expect much in way of explaining powers. At one point in a future movie they tried to and the fanbase wished they didnt, even became a meme, and its funny how the entire fanbase, filmmakers and all creators in the expanded media/adaptations unanomously never mention it again, everyone pretending that never happened. Just nope, forgotten. Voldermort from harry potter is well know as "he who shouldnt be named", but he couldnt hold a candle to the Force explanation. Heck im not a big sw fan and i can still remenber the fictional word/name used alongside it.
...anyway just dont expect much on that. The Force works just fine as this misterious supernatural force/energy

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Okay thats good to know! I'm totally fine with accepting is at a mysterious force. Makes it more intruiging as well

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