msycamore said: The Force Awakens: Not yet seen. And have not yet decided if I’m going to. Please, convince a grumpy old fart if he should?
I agree more or less with your rankings of the other movies. So on that scale, The Force Awakens ranks a 3.5 or 4.0, depending on your tolerance for plot holes and nostalgic fan service. A review in the Atlantic said it is not a reboot, it is a remix, which is true. But the reason I had a great time is JJ Abrams got some of the priorities right. He knew what made Star Wars great was heart, characters, romanticism, moments of goofy humor and TFA has that. It’s too derivative to have the total sense of wonder and discovery the first two movies had, but there are moments.
Bonus: I’ll rate the prequels on your scale. Attack of the Clones is 1/5 and Revenge of the Sith is 2/5.