Since Disney took over, we’ve had a fair share of Star Wars projects. All the way from movies such as Rogue One on the big screen to Ahsoka Tano on the TV platform.
Today, we will look at every live-action Star Wars project and rank them from worst to best. We’ll give our comments as to why. We understand this is going to be controversial. This is just our own list of projects. In fairness, as huge Star Wars fans – we enjoyed them all but some more than others.
Understandably, Rogue One is likely to be at the top of many people’s lists, but it isn’t number 1 in this one. That’s the first spoiler in our list we’ll provide it right from the get-go.
10. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Let’s be honest, Is there a more deserving film to be here than Episode 8? We can’t see it. We don’t think the film was necessarily poor but it wasn’t great either. There are so many glaringly obvious issues with the Sequels but Rian Johnson proved to be a major issue with this. The portrayal of Luke Skywalker in itself should have never been greenlit by Disney, not to mention all of the other problems.
A lot of people loved Andor. For us personally, it could have been better. Most of the episodes had little to no action, while it was deemed a “spy-thriller” series, you’d think there would be more action. The little bits that stand out are how they portrayed the Empire. They nailed it. They portrayed them as ruthless which made them very frightening compared to seeing them as these evil people who are easily taken down.
8. Solo: A Star Wars Story
Solo is honestly not everyone’s cup of tea but there is a few things that stand out for us within the movie. One of those reasons is Emilia Clarke’s character Qi’ra. While she wasn’t in a lot of the movie, she was such an interesting twist within the movie. Her revealing herself as working with none other than Maul himself was something we did not see coming.
7. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Episode 7 got off to an okay start with the Sequels. Not the greatest but certainly not bad either. We enjoyed the film and still do now. We only wish it followed what the marketing led us to believe with the Stormtrooper turned Jedi arc. We feel like Disney played it far too safe in what felt like A New Hope remake with the structure of the film. We just wish they were as adventurous as they appeared during all of the marketing prior to release.
6. Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker
Lately, I’ve been seeing a mixed bag of reactions to Rise of Skywalker. People love it, and people hate it. For us, it’s in the middle of the pack but better than the other two movies in the sequel trilogy. One thing that stands out for us personally in Rise of Skywalker is the ending. Seeing the entire galaxy come together to fight against the First Order was simply amazing.
5. Book of Boba Fett
Weirdly, The Book of Boba Fett is a show we keep forgetting actually existed. Although the show was great it just centered too much around one planet instead of the exploration side. After all, Boba Fett is a Bounty Hunter. It also says something in the general consensus when people were more bothered about Din Djarin’s entrance than the actual show it was centered around.
4. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
You’re going to see number 2 and think we’re crazy, but here’s the opposite. For number 2 we didn’t understand the hate it received but then on the flip side, this is a movie we thought was overhyped. It was great don’t get me wrong but it’s not nearly the best Star Wars project out in there in our opinion. Overall, the scene at the end with Darth Vader is worth a watch 1,000 times over because it never gets old.
With only having 4 episodes out at the time of this writing, Ahsoka has literally nailed everything we could have asked for. The first four episodes delivered such a great story which is pretty much a race against time to stop arguably one of the galaxy’s greatest villains from returning. The show feels like Star Wars. Over the past few years, Star Wars hasn’t felt like Star Wars apart from the Mandalorian and Obi-Wan series, everything else hasn’t felt right. Ahsoka feels like George Lucas’s writing and story-telling. This is down to Dave Filoni learning from him.
2. Obi-Wan Kenobi
Here’s the most controversial one on the list. We get it. You probably hate it. Most people did. We didn’t, though and that’s the difference. We absolutely loved this show. Granted, it wasn’t without flaws but seeing Darth Vader and Kenobi battle it out? That’s everything for us as 90’s kids who grew up with the Prequels. I thought the show was well done and even the Inquisitors weren’t that bad if you overlooked the animations. We don’t know, we’ve tried to see what the hate is all about but we’ve watched this show numerous times and we enjoy it every single time. It is just what we like so don’t take this list to heart if you see this second and decide to kick off in the comments.
1. The Mandalorian
The Mandalorian deserves to be in contention for the top spot overall in our opinion. This is a show that literally has it all. Do you want lightsaber action? You got it. Do you want Mandalorians fighting together? You got it. A cute alien? Gotcha. Legends stories returning to canon? Boy, you’re in for a treat. That’s why this show is so special. It has everything. There’s no half-assing anything. It’s the only show that we’ve ever reviewed that got 10/10 ratings for each individual episode for 2 seasons straight, that’s how highly we rate this.