Every Episode of Star Wars, Ranked
Garrett Foster

Empire is not without its problems — the main one being trying to discern what the timeline is with the parallel stories — it appears that Luke is working with Yoda for weeks or even months, but the Falcon is being chased by the Empire for hours, or at best, days.

But I ultimately put Empire ahead of Star Wars (and if you put a gun to my head and said I was only allowed to watch one of the two ever again, it would be Empire) because it has better dialog, acting, character interplay, depth, and, ultimately, it’s not directed by George Lucas.

George gave us a great universe in Star Wars, but as a DIRECTOR, his great achievement is American Graffiti, not any of the four SW films he led.