Simon Pegg Ranks the ‘Star Wars’ Films in Under a Minute
As was confirmed in the behind the scenes featurette at Comic-Con, we know that Simon Pegg has a minor role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens — it’s not one you’ll notice when the film hits theaters, since the actor was entirely covered in an alien costume. But the fact that Pegg wanted to appear in the film, even in a totally unnoticeable part, is proof positive of his Star Wars fandom. In the spirit of that fandom, Pegg sat down for an interview where he ranked all six of the previous Star Wars films.
While speaking with MTV about Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Pegg was asked to rank the Star Wars films from worst to best — in just one minute. That doesn’t give him much time to explain his reasoning, but it seems that Pegg had already given quite a bit of thought to these rankings on his own time.
Pegg places Attack of the Clones last because we all willfully convinced ourselves that it had to be better than The Phantom Menace, but he’s right and it wasn’t. He places Revenge of the Sith as the best (though that’s hardly saying much) of the prequel trilogy because “it had at least some connection to the first three films, which saved it,” but he admits it too was a mess.
As for the original trilogy, Pegg ranks The Empire Strikes Back as the best, and while he says that’s a controversial opinion, it’s really not. Most fans agree that Empire was the best of those three, and they’d also concur with Pegg’s decision to place Return of the Jedi last.
Keep your eyes peeled for Simon Pegg’s alien cameo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens when it hits theaters on December 18.
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