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These Are the Rotten Tomatoes Scores for Every ‘Star Wars’ Movie: from Worst to Best

A few months ago I wrote a post sharing all of the Rotten Tomatoes scores of the Marvel movies at that time. Now I’ve decided to do the same for all ten Star Wars movies. Let’s see which movies prevail and which movies the critics deem the worst in the franchise. Enjoy!

10. The Phantom Menace: 54%

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Children (me being one of them) loved and still love The Phantom Menace. Adults, obviously not so much.

Audience Score: 59%

The audience was a tad bit more lenient, but it was still rotten.

9. Attack of the Clones: 65%

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Moving out of Rotten territory, Attack of the Clones is looked upon with a little more fondness upon critics. This isn’t, by any means, a good score though.

Audience Score: 56%

Audiences however were not very fond of the Star Wars prequel sequel, giving it a score worse than The Phantom Menace.

8. Solo: A Star Wars Story: 70%

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Solo was fraught with behind-the-scenes conflict, resulting in a film that not only lost money for Disney but would become one of the franchise’s worst reviewed films. But it is Certified Fresh so that’s a relief.

Audience Score: 64%

While it’s not considered Rotten among audiences it was very clear that they were not in love with this second standalone Star Wars movie.

7. Revenge of the Sith: 80%

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While it is clearly deemed far better than its prequel predecessors by critics this film is far from glory in terms of Rotten Tomatoes scores. But hey, at least it reached 80%.

Audience Score: 66%

Audiences were not as lenient. With Darth Vader’s infamous “NOOO!!!!!!” echoing in their ears it was destined for this score to sit under 70%.

6. Return of the Jedi: 81%

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While A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back were clear cinematic masterpieces Return of the Jedi is clearly the weakest of the original trilogy. I mean come on, Ewoks. Giant teddy bears with spears? Not that cool…at all. But that’s just my opinion.

Audience Score: 94%

Clearly the audience felt differently.

5. Rogue One: 84%

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Now this is ridiculous. This movie is clearly better than an 84% score. But I guess critics didn’t feel the same way. I think because Jyn’s story wasn’t developed more and it moved along at a super fast pace, concluding with a very long battle sequence that can honestly be a bit tiring to most, it would leave some walking out of the theater with a dazed brain. Hence, 84%.

Audience Score: 86%

Well at least audiences had a little more sense. This movie is amazing. Pure and simple.

4. The Last Jedi: 91%

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While this film was met with plenty of searing backlash by fans critics actually liked the film, heralding it for its thoughtful storytelling and epic qualities.

Audience Score: 44%

While this score was mainly affected by the ridiculous Star Wars trolls that bombarded Rotten Tomatoes to give the film a horrendous score it is no secret that this movie split fans straight down the middle with its polarizing themes, characters, and use of classic heroes.

3. The Force Awakens: 93%

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J.J Abrams revived the Star Wars franchise with an agreeable film that left critics pleasantly surprised. No, it wasn’t the best Star Wars movie ever made but it was pretty darn close.

Audience score: 87%

Star Wars fans weren’t as easy to please but it was very clear that this movie managed to please the masses.

2. A New Hope: 93%

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Beginning what would be four decades of happiness for generations of families A New Hope is the only Star Wars movie to be nominated for Best Picture and it deserved it. The movie would go on to be the greatest cultural phenomenon of all time.

Audience Score: 96%

It wasn’t the critics that took this film to the heights that it reached but rather the avid fans as they could not stop thinking about the movie that transported them to a galaxy far, far away.

1. The Empire Strikes Back: 95%

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It’s no surprise that this is the best rated Star Wars movie on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s literally perfect from beginning to end. Will it ever be topped? It’ll take an Oscar-worthy Star Wars film to dethrone the Jedi Master.

Audience Score: 97%

Fans thought A New Hope was amazing but they were not prepared for what would come next. With the film taking a dire turn and dropping the greatest movie bombshell in cinema history it’s very deserving of this vs near-perfect score.

So these are all of the Rotten Tomatoes scores. Some are surprising, some, not so much, but it’s fun to see nonetheless.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have an amazing day. May the Force be with you.

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My Ten Favorite Novels

One of my favorite pastimes is reading. Reading is what made me love writing. I love sitting down in a comfy cubbyhole reading a good book and letting my imagination swirl endlessly. I’ve read a lot of interesting novels in my time but there are those select few novels that really make me happy. Today, I will share with you ten of my favorite novels to read in my spare time. Enjoy!

10. Empire of the Summer Moon

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Native Americans are some of the coolest people to read about in books. Their history is vast, their culture riveting, and their demise saddening. Empire of the Summer Moon takes readers on a journey that depicts the Old West and its relationship with the Comanches in a truly thrilling way.

I didn’t think I was going to like this book as much as I did but it has truly been a blast to read. If you’d like to know more about the history of the Comanches this is a must-read.

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The Sandy Planet in ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Teaser Isn’t Tatooine, It’s Jedha

One of the most recycled concepts for planets in Star Wars is sandy planets. We have been taken to Tatooine through the prequel and original trilogy more than once, Jakku was introduced in The Force Awakens, and Jedha, yet another sandy planet, made its debut in Rogue One. Now The Rise of Skywalker seems to be taking us to another sandy location but it doesn’t seem like a new planet. It seems very familiar, actually.

A lot of theorists believe it’s Tatooine but I can clearly identify it as Jedha. I mean, it’s so obvious.

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If you look at the landscape, the flat barren desert, the jutting mountains, it totally resembles Jedha.

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This is a shot of Jedha from the sky where we see the fallen Jedi statue. You see the flat, barren desert and the statue, from ground level, would definitely look like mountains. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that both of these locations in both of these films look so similar.

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Which Character Has the Saddest Death in ‘Rogue One’?

For Star Wars fans we all know how the movies usually role. There may be some heartbreak every once in the blue moon but ultimately there’s a happy ending right? Rogue One changed that narrative big time.

Do you remember sitting in the movie theater for the first time in utter shock as every hero in the film was efficiently killed off in the last eighteen minutes of the movies? It was pretty remarkable. After K-2SO’s death I knew anything was possible (because a droid had never perished in the franchise before) and sure enough, well, you know the rest.

Rogue One is, in part, a devastating movie because these characters managed to worm their way into our hearts in the most delightful ways. The diverse cast of characters gave everyone someone to cheer for. For me, my favorite character was Cassian. I knew he was pretty much doomed but it was still heartbreaking when he died. In fact, I think I cried for a year straight whenever I watched this movie. So yeah, Rogue One may be one the best Star Wars film ever made but it’s also one of the saddest leading to this week’s question for Who’s Your Favorite (or in this case, Which is the Saddest?) Enjoy!

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‘Solo’ or ‘Rogue One’: Which Movie Is Your Favorite?

When Disney acquired the rights to LucasFilm they came equipped with many ideas. One of those ideas was the never-before-seen Star Wars stories; standalone films that focused on certain characters or important events in the galaxy. There have only been two of these standalone films so far and there may never be more after Solo‘s dismal box-office run, which is a shame because these movies are so enjoyable. Both are completely different and unique in their own way and that’s why they’re a part of this week’s Who’s Your Favorite? Enjoy!

Solo: A Star Wars Story

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Solo follows Han’s journey in his young adult years as he learns the dangerous ways of a smuggler in the galaxy. He meets interesting people, learns valuable lessons, and gains a best friend who would always be there for him in Chewbacca.

We get to see Han’s first moments with the Millennium Falcon, his infamous Kessel Run, and how he won the Falcon from Lando Calrissian. But most importantly, we got to learn the reason why Han is such a hero as his heroism was on full display in this film.

We even got to see Darth Maul again! And that’s pretty awesome.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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Rogue One is an entirely different movie than Solo. It follows the story of a group of unlikely heroes who, with their determination, create a plan to steal the Death Star plans from underneath the Empire’s noses. This plan turns into an all-out war between the Empire and the Rebellion, with Jyn Erso at the helm of this uprising.

This film contains some very exciting moments like the entire battle on and above Scarif, Darth Vader’s return, Grand Moff Tarkin’s presence, and even a fantastic cameo by Princess Leia.

Between these two films, my favorite is clearly Rogue One. Time and time again I watch Rogue One and it always manages to bring a smile to my face while I can barely watch Solo anymore. Of course, that’s just me. The question is; which movie is your favorite?

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fabulous day. May the Force be with you.