Star Wars - the galactic saga that soared from the silver screen into our collective hearts faster than the Millennium Falcon making the Kessel Run. Imagine being a kid in 1977, bell-bottoms are all the rage, and boom - George Lucas drops this space saga into the mix. Suddenly, everyone's tossing around "May the Force be with you" like it's going out of style. Star Wars didn't just land - it exploded, setting off a supernova in pop culture that is still glowing brighter than a lightsaber in a dark cantina.
Now, imagine Darth Vader's heavy breathing becoming the go-to sound for "bad guy vibes" or the sheer number of kids and adults swinging makeshift lightsabers, hoping to tap into their inner Jedi or Sith. Star Wars became more than a franchise - it became a blueprint for the ultimate adventure story, where the underdog stands up to the big, bad Empire. It's a tale as old as time but set in a galaxy far, far away, making every backyard a potential battleground for the forces of good and evil.
And let's not forget the merchandising meteor shower it unleashed. From action figures to lunch boxes, Star Wars turned movie merch into its own mini-economy. It's like every item in the world got a Star Wars makeover, and we loved it! Star Wars also introduced us to a weird way of putting movies out - starting out with a fourth episode as the first movie. It then expanded into a trilogy, then got a prequel trilogy, and then a sequel trilogy - and we are not done getting Star Wars content yet!
But, looking back at the 11 entertaining movies the Star Wars universe has blessed us with, let's look into how these movies rank among each other. And, let's not forget, everyone is entitled to their opinion when it comes to these movie rankings - there' not one-size-fits-all when it comes to how they make you feel.