There’s nothing quite like the first minutes of a Star Wars movie, after the 20th Century Fox fanfare (now, sadly, gone) plays, the Lucasfilm logo appears, and the words “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” fade. Those first moments when you see the words Star Wars and hear the notes of the main title start to play make you feel like you’re about to join an amazing adventure! The scene for each episode is then set by an opening crawl before the camera moves through space to start us on what we always hope will be an unforgettable journey.
There are many different elements that come together for these epic Star Wars openings. From the wording of the opening crawl to the first scene to the music that follows the main title, all of these pieces play a key role in making the beginning of an episode great. In my opinion, among the seven current main Star Wars films some openings are definitely better than others. So which ones stand out from the rest? Here’s how I would rank the beginnings of all seven Star Wars films.
Which Star Wars opening is your favorite? Tell us in the comments!