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My Ten Favorite Moments In ‘Star Wars’: Updated

Star Wars is one of the greatest franchises in film history and what makes these go-to flicks so beloved are the iconic moments in these movies. Here’s a much-needed updated list of my ten favorite moments in Star Wars. Enjoy!

10. Rise, Rey

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I’m not a fan of The Rise of Skywalker but even I cannot deny the awesomeness of the moment when Rey is lifted from the throes of death by practically every cool Jedi that has ever been in the franchise. Their voices blend together in a undulating “Rise” that gives me chills every time. Now, why she is so special, the trilogy never seemed to answer that question, and yeah the actual destruction of Palpatine is a bit lame, but I love this part no matter what. I loved it the first time and I love it still.

9. When Rey Finds Luke (The Force Awakens)

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This used to be my favorite scene in all of Star Wars. Unfortunately, it only reminds me now of where everything went terribly wrong. I still love it though.

8. “No, I Am Your Father” (The Empire Strikes Back)

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This is one of the most iconic scenes in film history. If I don’t put this on the list then…that seems a bit strange.

7. Han’s Unfortunate Demise

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This scene conflicts me every time I watch it because not only is it one of my favorite scenes in Star Wars but it’s one of my least favorite too. Here are the pros and the cons of this tear inducing moment in Star Wars. The reason why this is such a good moment is because of its impact to not only the rest of the movie but even the Sequel Trilogy. First of all it was the turning point The Force Awakens needed to turn it from being a good movie to a great movie. Secondly it completed Kylo Ren’s ultimate path to redemption. Plus, it’s a really intense, quiet moment that always draws my attention, no matter how saddening it still is to watch. Now the bad thing about this scene is simply the fact that Han Solo dies! I still can’t believe they killed him off like that. A lightsaber through the stomach, really? And then he had to fall off the bridge didn’t he? Ugh. So yeah, this scene’s on my list but it’s still painful to watch.

6. “I am a Jedi like my father before me.”

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Luke Skywalker is one of the greatest Jedi ever to live and it’s because of moments like this. After a brief plunge to what was essentially the dark side as he thoroughly kicked Darth Vader’s booty he realized, upon seeing his father’s severed robotic hand, that he was slowly becoming the thing he would never want to become.

Like a true Jedi Knight, he threw down his lightsaber before the Emperor, no matter the consequence, and stood proudly as a Jedi “like his father before him.” How can you not get pumped?! Ooh, I’m getting chills just thinking about it.

5. A Death Star Is Born

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After the tragedy of Anakin Skywalker the Not-Wise the conclusion of Revenge of the Sith is nothing short of powerful and this moment here, as Vader and Palpatine stare at the battle station that would mean the ultimate dominance for the Empire being constructed, I get goosebumps on my goosebumps. Such an incredible moment with some serious musical score prominence from, yours truly, John Williams.

4. “Hey kid.”

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I mean come on! In the movie theaters I was crying. I cry at home whenever I see this scene. And yeah, it would’ve been downright INCREDIBLE if it had been Anakin to talk to him in this moment but I’m not complaining. It was a beautiful way to bring Ben Solo back.

3. Darth Vader’s Greatest Scene

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I love Darth Vader. He’s undoubtedly one of the coolest, if not the coolest, villains in film history. All those times I watched Episodes IV-VI I didn’t realize there was one thing he never did that would’ve been so amazing to see, and that is for him to go plum off on a group of non-Force wielding enemies like he did in Rogue One. I really didn’t think I’d ever get to see a scene that looked like something out of the game, The Force Unleashed so of course I’m putting this on the list.

2. Luke Skywalker Is Awesome!!!!

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Luke Skywalker’s story in The Last Jedi may have not been what people expected (or wanted) but it was a powerful conclusion to his arc. His confrontation against the First Order and Kylo Ren will go down as one of the most epic moments in Jedi history. The first time I saw this scene I was in sheer awe and even now I just can’t get enough of it.

Plus, the music is really great too.

1. The Best Scene in Revenge of the Sith

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The prequels can be annoying at times but Revenge of the Sith actually is pretty great and it’s because of scenes like this. His disturbing conversation about Darth Plagueis and his ability to save people from death is chilling because he knows Anakin wants nothing more than to learn this power to save Padme. It’s the ultimate bait and the true beginning of the end for Anakin as a Jedi. When Anakin asks at the end of the scene, “Is it possible to learn this power?” and Palpatine answers, “Not from a Jedi” I’m always like wow, Palpatine you are super crafty.

But what makes this scene most terrifying is the padawan he speaks of killing Plagueis…is himself. 😬

So, this is an updated list of my ten favorite moments in Star Wars.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a thrilling day. May the force be with you.

 

 

 

If Only She Could Tell the Truth: Part 15

Qi’ra knew the plan. She would distract the Kessel director. Han Solo and Chewbacca would infiltrate the base. And, if they were lucky, they could smuggle over a dozen canisters of unrefined coaxium into the Millennium Falcon and fly away.

Qi’ra kept her gaze forward, knowing that Han was watching her every movement. And for good reason. His survival was resting in her hands. Continue reading If Only She Could Tell the Truth: Part 15

Throwback Friday: My Review of Rogue One

Every week I like to trek down memory lane by reposting an old post I wrote a while back and this post here is about as ancient as it gets. I first posted it on January 2, 2017…nearly two years ago. It’s amazing to think of the journey that I have taken since then and all the different films I have watched (and enjoyed) since then.

So, on that note, I hope you enjoy this week’s segment of Throwback Friday. 🙂

SPOILER ALERT! I talked about everything I liked in the movie and so if you have never seen it before and you’d like to avoid spoilers I’d highly advise you to stop reading now. Thanks for heeding my warning.

(It’s a long read.)

The New Locations

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I love that this movie showed us six brand new worlds that we’ve never seen before in Star Wars. There was the planet where Galen and his family resided, Lah’Mu. The Rings of Kafrene. The Imperial labor camp, Wobani. Jedha, home to the last Jedi temple. Eadu. And Scarif. Even though it was brief my favorite new location was the trading outpost at the Rings of Kafrene. The concept of a small city placed in between two asteroids is amazing. I hope the next Star Wars has cool, original locations like Rogue One did.

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The Ten Coolest Vehicles in ‘Star Wars’

So last year I wrote a post highlighting the coolest vehicles in Star Wars but after The Last Jedi it’s time to condense that list and add some new ships to the fray because one thing The Last Jedi definitely had were some amazing vehicles. I’m beyond excited to share with you my new list and I hope you enjoy. 🙂

 

10. Naboo Royal Cruiser

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This is my favorite of the extremely elegant Naboo ships Ms. Amidala had throughout the prequels because it’s just so downright pretty. The beginning of Attack of the Clones has one of my favorite beginnings of all of the Star Wars films mainly because of this ship. Its four motors, the way it descends into the white clouds, it’s simply a gorgeous opening to the movie. Too bad the actual movie wasn’t that great.

9. Dreadnaught

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One of the reasons why The Last Jedi is such a fantastic movie is because of the beginning. The movie literally opened with a space battle, a rather epic one at that, and in the middle of this exciting conflict was the Dreadnaught, a massive Star Destroyer with a pair of giant turbo laser guns bent on obliterating anything and everything. This is such an incredible ship and even though it only appeared in the movie briefly it definitely was cool enough to get on this list.

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The Top Five Droids in Star Wars

What would Star Wars be without its droids? C-3PO and R2-D2 were really the first characters to be introduced to audiences way back in 1977 and I have loved them ever since I first saw them in The Phantom Menace. Now even more droids have been created and the list of incredibly cool (and funny) droids just keeps expanding. These are, however, my five favorite droids in Star Wars.

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The Fun of Binge-Reading Star Wars Books

Reading is one of my favorite activities. I love fiction and non-fiction, fantasy and American History, I love it all. The books I have never happened to read in my nineteen years of living, however, have been Star Wars books. As much as I love Star Wars I never was very interested in the books. I liked the movies and tv shows, I liked being able to see the characters and planets and watch things unfold visually. That’s why after I went to one of my local libraries and read for the first time, a Star Wars book, I was blown away.

The book, in particular, was Catalyst, the prequel to Rogue One.

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