4 years ago
"I personally enjoyed The Force Awakens, not nearly as much as 4, 5, or 6,"
I actually enjoyed 7 more than every other film (including the original trilogy) because the action, character interactions, and camera work were arguably better (or at least more amusing) than anything else in the franchise, but I still think 5 had the best writing of any of them and that's why I rate it so high above the rest, even over 7. 5 is not something I would watch over and over again (while I could watch 7 all day), but there's a HUGE difference between good and enjoyable, so 5's rewatch value is no indicator of how good it is. And anyway, you only have to watch a movie once to see how good it is.
If 5's final duel had the choreography and intensity of 7's and/or 3's (more 7's than 3's, though), it would have been perfect; I'd be a lot more inclined to watch it over and over again if it did. It's still emotional and captivating regardless, of course, but I feel like after all that build up, the climactic Luke vs Vader duel could have been a lot... more. Meanwhile, 7's duel was almost perfect. The way Kylo Ren fucked up TRAITOR was amazingly brutal and nearly everything I expected from that duel.
Edt: OK wait, that's not entirely true. It took me 2 years and a few rewatches to get into Memento, but now I like it a lot.