Aug 042015
 

Simon Pegg is one of those blokes you just can’t help liking. He’s had a phenomenal run in geekdom ever since Shaun of the Dead exploded into our consciousness like a crowbar through a windshield. Since Star Wars is dominating the airwaves over the last month (and will continue to do so until the end of the year when Star Wars: The Force Awakens is released), he was asked by MTV to rank the six Star Wars films during an interview for the latest Mission: Impossible movie. Here’s his list in the video below.

From worst to first (in his opinion) are:

Attack of the Clones
The Phantom Menace
Revenge of the Sith
The Return of the Jedi
Star Wars
The Empire Strikes Back

I’m not in total agreement with Simon Pegg on his list. Personally, I put Star Wars as the number one movie. I know that many fans have The Empire Strikes Back as the best film in the franchise, but nothing beats the original Star Wars for pure fun and escapism. I still literally get goose bumps when the Rebels began their attack on the Death Star.

If I had to put my list of the Star Wars films from worst to first, it would be:

The Phantom Menace
Attack of the Clones
Revenge of the Sith
Return of the Jedi
The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars

I will agree with Simon Pegg on his observation when he says, “I hate the prequels.” I know that there are some who defend the prequels, which I think speaks to a generational gap. I was lucky enough to see Star Wars when it originally released back in 1977. After growing up with the original trilogy, the prequels are easily recognized as steaming piles of crap, probably left by banthas.

With Simon Pegg appearing in the new Star Wars film, he becomes only the second person ever to appear in all three major sci-fi franchises: Star Trek, Star Wars, and Doctor Who. Our congratulations to Simon Pegg for pulling that off. Perhaps one day he’ll appear in a future Firefly sequel. (Hey, I can dream!)

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