TFA is a disgrace of a movie. As much as people whine about Hollywood reboots of recent years at least those movies came up with a new plot. The total plagiarization of ANH coupled with the worst Mary Sue I ever had the misfortune to endure makes TFA one of the worst movie I ever saw.
TPM and AoTC were occasionally boring with some cringy dialogue. A way smaller offense than the above.
Probably The Phantom Menace, though I don't dislike it overall and Darth Maul redeems the movie quite a bit for me. Also Liam Neesen as Qui-Gon and Ewan McGregor were amazingly cast for Jinn and Kenobi. I also don't like A New Hope.
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I'll give u the benefit of doubt with not mentioning James Earl Jones giving one if the best voice acting performances in the history of film, since u might not be counting voice actors. But Alec Guiness, weak? Wtf.
I enjoy alot of the physical sets in TPM, and the comparatively limited use of CGI. It's still shit, but given those elements and a little Maul and Duel of Fates, it's superior to AotC. That movie is utter trash.
Simply "having a detective story" doesn't mean it was done well (it wasn't, it was a colossal pile of gooey tampons). The huge Jedi battle was emotionless, shoehorned, useless, fanservice--the opposite of quality. And I think people are confusing Liam Neeson with Qui-Gon Jinn. Neeson's not a perfect actor; he's fairly flat and doesn't do well with a stoic character who barely has any character written in. He's great when he's murdering people, looking threatening, or thwarting Nazis.
But Qui-Gon was a poorly written and poorly performed character. And it wasn't Neeson's fault.
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Why do people rank AotC below TPM? Maybe it's because I haven't watched either since I was a young, adhd teenager obsessed with battle-scenes and action, but what exactly does TPM have going for it aside from Maul?