Prepping a "Star Wars" binge this weekend? We've got you covered. Here is every single Los Angeles Times review of every single "Star Wars" movie. Some we liked, others not so much.
We decided to present each review in the series' chronological order, plotwise.
"Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace" (1999)
Current L.A. Times critic
"Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones" (2002)
Turan was not feeling newcomer
Turan dubs the relationship between Anakin and his beloved Padme Amidala (Natalie Portman) "High School Confidential in Outer Space" and states that two are less troubled by their forbidden love and more "burdened by a formidable lack of chemistry."
Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Turan comes in with a stunner of a pun: "'Revenge of the Sith' is a visual stunner, but beware of the talk side." Ha.
Star Wars: Episode IV -- A New Hope (1977)
The first ever "Star Wars" film from director
Star Wars: Episode V -- The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Champlin really got into the spirit of the Force, praising both films for their optimism and more: "'Star Wars' and 'The Empire Strikes Back,' like all superior fantasies, have the quality of parable, not only on good and evil but on attitudes toward life and personal deportment and there is something very like a moral imperative in the films' view of hard work, determination, self-improvement, concentration and idealism. It does not take a savant to see that this uplifting tone only a little less than the plot and effects is a central ingredient of the wide outreach of the films."
Star Wars: Episode VI -- Return of the Jedi (1983)
We found someone who loves the Ewoks! Sheila Benson called the final film in the original trilogy "frankly irresistible" and heaped tons of praise on the furry fiends known as the Ewoks.
For the record, 3:25 p.m. Dec. 15, 2015: An earlier version of this post said that Charles Champlin had called the final film "frankly irresistible." Sheila Benson called it that.