The prequel Star Wars films from least to best.
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) kept me involved in the unfolding mystery behind an attack on Queen Amidala. The consequences of which spin out of control, taking Obi-Wan Kenobi through a sparkling cityscape on a jet-powered hover vehicle to a clone factory in the middle of a sea where he engages polite aliens. Attack of the Clones is also a part love story and political story, with the obligatory lightsaber duel. 8.0/10.0
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999) is an entertaining piece of science fiction fantasy. Visually, the scenes have the illusion of a graphically rich comic book. Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) is a master Jedi sent with his apprentice Obi Wan Kenobi (Ewen MacGregor) to settle a trade dispute. After an unsuccessful meeting with the Trade Federation, the blockade of the planet Naboo escalates. This film introduces Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd) who starts training as a Jedi Knight. And if you’ve seen the first trilogy you know his destiny and what happened to him won’t be on screen until the next two episodes. 8.0/10.0
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005) is about the demise of Anakin Skywalker (played by Hayden Christensen) who believes his father figure, Senator Palpatine/Darth Sidious, will help save his wife, Padme (Natalie Portman), from presumed death. Anakin attaches massive amounts of significance to his dreams that seem to point to his wife’s death. He’s also very ambitious and wants to be the top Jedi. All combined makes him ready for a fall. Anakin missed out on acquiring right knowledge which, in-spite of his immaturity, would have given him wisdom and foresight. One may sympathize with Anakin who said as an idealistic ten-year-old, in The Phantom Menace, that what is wrong with the universe is that no one cares for one another. It is emotionally strong, symbolically rich, and a wonderful tapestry of mythic storytelling. In a nutshell it says, let go, and don’t be possessive. It’s also the inverse of what it depicts — although tragedy is unfolding, it’s a situation that could have been better. It plays into the next trilogy, story-wise. 8.0/10.0