The Five Best Scenes of ‘Attack of the Clones

Yesterday I wrote a post sharing with you my five favorite scenes from The Phantom Menace and so today, of course, it’s Attack of the Clones‘ (the worst Star Wars movie, by the way) turn. Enjoy!

1. The Opening Scene

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If the whole movie was like this opening scene it would undoubtedly be one of my favorite Star Wars movies because I absolutely love this scene. There’s something magical about the way Senator Amidala’s Royal Cruiser disappears into the white blanket of clouds as it descends into Coruscant. And the fact that the movie started with an attempted assassination on Padme’s life was an interesting beginning to a Star Wars movie. Unfortunately the positive momentum for the movie wouldn’t last through the next scene. 😦

2. Obi-Wan and Jango Fett’s Conversation

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I don’t care if Attack of the Clones is the worst Star Wars movie ever made, it had some nuggets throughout the bleakness of the film and this scene was one of those nuggets. There’s something utterly fascinating watching a Jedi Master and a bounty hunter participate in a verbal dance as they both try to pick each other’s minds. It’s one of the most riveting moments in the film for no particular reason other than it’s just an awesome scene.

3. A Rainy Duel

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This duel between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jango Fett in Kamino is another one of those nuggets from Attack of the Clones that makes me wish the movie could’ve been so much better. Jango Fett is a really cool character and the fact that he was able to tangle with the Jedi is pretty amazing. Why couldn’t Attack of the Clones have had more scenes like this?

4. The Scrabble over Geonosis

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I did a post about my eight favorite scenes in Star Wars and this was one of those scenes. I don’t know why I love this scene so much. Maybe it’s because it provides me so much nostalgia from when I was a little girl. Or maybe because it’s just a ridiculously awesome scene. Whatever the case it’s one of my favorite parts in Attack of the Clones.

5. The Clone Wars Begin

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There’s nothing particularly exciting about this scene but it does happen to be one of my favorite scenes probably because of the music mostly. This scene brings me chills every time I watch it and that qualifies this scene for my top five list. *shrug*

I thank you for reading and I hope you a beautiful day. May the Force Be With You.

Han Solo’s Greatest Moments

Han Solo is one of the greatest and most beloved characters in Star Wars because, well, he’s awesome! He’s charismatic, he’s funny, he’s charming, and he has brought me so much joy through the years. So today on this segment of Greatest Moments I’m going to share with you all of the scenes that have made him one of my favorite characters.

1. Saving Luke

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Han was a great addition to A New Hope. You had Luke who was the innocent farm boy who you can’t help but root for and then Han was the exact opposite. He was cocky, narcissistic, a little jerky at times, but at the end of the day he was a hero at heart. That’s why instead of leaving the Rebellion to their devices and jumping to the other side of the galaxy he came back and saved Luke. It’s, to me, his most heroic moment.

2. Saving Luke Again

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By the time of The Empire Strikes Back Han was a full-blown Rebellion hero and his heroic ways weren’t over yet. Over the years Luke had become a dear friend of his and that’s why he didn’t hesitate to go save him. And not only did he find him in the middle of the freezing Hoth wasteland but he kept him alive too against nearly impossible odds. That’s pretty amazing.

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‘The Last Jedi’ At Home

Yes, I can say it! I own The Last Jedi! Woo! I’ve been waiting for this day to come because I had only seen The Last Jedi twice in theaters and that meant there was a lot of the movie I didn’t remember that I wanted to revisit. After watching The Force Awakens it was nearly halfway through 12 midnight on early Tuesday morning when my sister and I watched The Last Jedi and after watching it I was stunned! The movie was incredible!!!!

I was skeptical, if I’m being honest. The last time I watched The Last Jedi was in IMAX and I didn’t know if seeing the movie at home on a regular television with normal sound was going to be enjoyable or not. Well, it is and I’m so excited about it. So today I’m going to share with you the positives and negatives of The Last Jedi after having seen it five times now (I watched this movie three times in one day because I’m that much of a Star Wars fanatic. *sheepish grin*) Enjoy!

The Negatives

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The great thing about The Last Jedi is there aren’t a whole lot of negatives that come with this movie. The biggest flaw this movie has is its CGI. There aren’t a lot of moments when the CGI looks particularly awful but the way Poe looks in the cockpit of his X-Wing during the beginning battle of the movie is pretty fake looking. It’s actually the worst cockpit shots I’ve ever seen in all of Star Wars but besides that the rest of the movie is beautifully CGi-d.

BB-8

There’s nothing particularly wrong with BB-8 in this movie but I did enjoy him more in The Force Awakens. There was just something incredibly adorable and innocent about BB-8 in Episode VII and in The Last Jedi it was like as if he gained this sudden change of attitude that he didn’t have before. He was much spunkier, I’d say, in The Last Jedi and that sometimes was borderline annoying. But I still love BB-8 and I hope J.J Abrams returns him to being the cute droid that he once was.

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I love Rose…a lot. So why is she part of the negatives of The Last Jedi you might ask? Well, here’s your answer. In The Last Jedi novel she had an attitude. For the most part she was either frustrated about something, annoyed at Finn, angry at Finn or whatever ridiculous situation they were, and just downright grumpy. I loved that about her! It gave more meaning to her story and it provided a depth to their relationship that made the part when she finally kissed Finn on Crait a very, very sweet cherry on top of the Finn/Rose sundae.

In the movie, however, that grumpy side of her that I had grown to love so much was nearly erased completely. She was always sweet and happy, she barely copped an attitude, and it was kind of disappointing. She could’ve been so much cooler but all of her personality was left on the drawing board! Hopefully J.J Abrams brings that agitated personality that made her so awesome in the first place to Episode IX because then she will legitimately become one of my favorite Star Wars characters.

The Positives

Those Force connections between Kylo Ren and Rey are clearly some of the most exciting scenes I’ve ever seen in Star Wars. Not only is the idea of them being able to talk to each other across galaxies ridiculously cool but the conversations they have every time are so riveting. So yeah, that’s a serious positive to the movie.

Well of course Luke is a positive to the movie! He brings such mystique and wonder to his various scenes and his interactions with Rey, Leia, and Kylo Ren are simply magnificent to behold. It’s also just awesome seeing a Star Wars movie containing Luke Skywalker in it again. Very cool indeed!

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From Snoke’s demise to the Holdo hyperspace maneuver and everything in between this sequence of the movie was downright EPIC!!!! I love this portion of the movie SO MUCH that it’s kind of, no, it actually is my favorite part of the The Last Jedi. But it’s not like the movie gets any worse after that because you’ve still got the awesome Crait battle and the Luke/Kylo Ren showdown. That’s a lot of awesomeness in the span of about forty minutes. The Last Jedi outdid themselves with the back half of this movie and I’m so happy about it.

Well, these have been the negatives and some of the positives (if I talked about all of the positives I’d be writing all day) from my recent viewings of The Last Jedi. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day. May the Force Be With You.