Nonetheless, I hope you enjoy the list!
Yep, the one that ranks consistently at the bottom of everybody's list. However, there's not a single Episode of Star Wars that I dislike, and it really irritates me when people bash the prequels.
Jar Jar's not that annoying (I was 9 when this movie came out, I probably thought he was hilarious); if anything Anakin is worse (poor kid never acted again as far as I know). Darth Maul and Qui-Gon Jinn in the same movie? Heck yeah! Coolest lightsaber duel in the franchise? Awesome!
The reason this movie ranks so low for me is strictly because the others are better. It's not a matter of this movie being bad at all.
5) Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Once again, no surprises here. What makes me particularly like this film is that there is a good balance of story and action. The only part of the movie that's annoying to me is the Naboo parts (Sand is awful, we shouldn't have kissed, blah blah blah) and those aren't even that long. Yes, Hayden Christiansen's acting isn't great, but it gets the point across. Anakin's bitter, toys with dark emotions, etc.
Now to the cool parts! Jango Fett is an epic character, and we get to see where Boba gets his awesomeness (plus we get to see little kid Boba!). His fight with Obi-Wan on Kamino is easily the best duel between a Jedi and non-Force sensitive in the whole franchise. Count Dooku was an unexpected yet welcome addition as a villain (Christopher Lee!). And I personally feel that the attack on Geonosis was the coolest single battle in any of the movies.
4) Episode IV: A New Hope
What?! An original film ranks lower than a prequel one!? What heresy is this!!?
Assuming you're still reading my post at this point, allow me to explain. A New Hope is a great movie. It really sparked a sense of wonder when I first saw it. Who's this Darth Vader guy? Why is Luke able to control this... Force? Why is Han Solo so cool? All this and more would be expounded on throughout the film and its sequels.
Unlike some of the other films, A New Hope is kind of slow for a lot of the movie. The coolest parts are the rescue on the Death Star and its subsequent destruction, but those scenes are pretty brief in comparison. I realize that introducing the backstory is important, and that's why this entry is not at the bottom of the list. It set the stage for the rest of the saga, and it does a great job at it.
On the other hand, Jon ranks his bottom three as:
6. Attack of The Clones
5. The Phantom Menace
4. Revenge of the Sith