The Star Wars film series has straddled 38 years so its been easy to loose the plot. Here’s a synopsis in order of the story line, not the release date.
The Phantom Menace
Two Jedi Knights rescue a Queen (Padmé), escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy (Anakin Skywalker) who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to reclaim their old glory.
Attack of the clones
Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé, while everyone else builds clone armies and the Clone wars begin.
Revenge of the Sith
Evil to the core, with a pale face and bad teeth, Darth Sidious reveals himself as the baddest of the bad, Padmé gives birth to Luke and Leia before dying and Anakin Skywalker turns to the dark side, wears black and has a voice like an asthmatic diver.
Star Wars – A new hope
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight (Obi-Wan-Kenobi), a cocky pilot (Han Solo), a wookiee and two droids to save the universe from the Empire’s world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.
The Empire Strikes Back
After the good guy rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire at their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke and reveal that he is his father.
Return of the Jedi
After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the good guys attempt to destroy the second Death Star, while Luke struggles to make Vader return from the dark side of the Force before he dies.