The Five Best Scenes of ‘Return of the Jedi’

Return of the Jedi has a special place in my heart because for so many years I watched this movie wishing the story could continue onward after that Ewok party but until Disney bought Star Wars that was only a dream. Now when I watch this film I get so happy because I know the story that transpired after that, I know the story of these characters thirty years in the future, and that is so amazing! So today I’m going to share with you the five scenes from Return of the Jedi that have blown my mind and made me like the movie as much as I have. Enjoy!

1. Enters Emperor Palpatine

This was the first time Emperor Palpatine ever appeared in Star Wars (besides the hologram message in The Empire Strikes Back) and between the Imperial Royal Guards and the incredibly creepy dark side music this is a perfect scene.

2. Yoda’s Death


This scene is one of my favorites in Return of the Jedi because it has so many riveting elements. Luke confronting Yoda about Darth Vader being his father, Yoda telling him about Palpatine, and of course, Yoda hinting the fact that he wasn’t the only Skywalker left in the galaxy. This scene has a lot of fascinating moments and it’s undoubtedly one of Yoda’s greatest scenes.

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The Five Best Scenes of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’

The Empire Strikes Back is undoubtedly one of the best Star Wars movies ever made (I have it ranked at third only behind Rogue One and The Last Jedi) and it’s full of fascinating scenes left and right. For the past four movies it’s been easy deciphering what my five favorite scenes of those movies were but The Empire Strikes Back has so many incredible moments that it’s going to be difficult distinguishing only five fantastic scenes out of this film but I’m going to try my best. Enjoy!

1. The Dagobah Cave


Before there was the mirror cave in The Last Jedi there was this incredible Dagobah cave scene in The Empire Strikes Back and just like the cave scene in The Last Jedi it’s just as fascinating. This scene is still mesmerizing because I continue to remain bewildered by what this scene exactly means. Is the vision showing what Luke could become in his future if he continued down a dark path or was the vision hinting that Darth Vader was Luke’s father and he didn’t even know it? I still haven’t determined exactly what the Dagobah cave scene means but it’s definitely one of the better parts of the movie to me.

2. The Lesson

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I love this scene for so many reasons. One: it contains my favorite line from Yoda. “No. Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.” Best movie line ever! Secondly: it’s the first time you really get an idea of what the Force is as Yoda lectures Luke on the idea of the mystical power. Luke thinks it takes strength to be powerful in the ways of the Force but Yoda demonstrates that it doesn’t take might or muscle to be an incredible Jedi. Third: when Yoda lifts that X-Wing out of the murky water and parks it on the Dagobah shore it’s such a powerful moment because Luke thought it was an impossible feat and then here goes Yoda, an alien so diminutive that he can’t even reach Luke’s knees, using the Force so effortlessly. This is, to me, one of the most impactful scenes in The Empire Strikes Back.

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Jyn’s Greatest Moments

Rogue One introduced another fascinating heroine in Jyn Erso, daughter of Galen Erso, the creator of the Death Star weapon, and I loved her character. She was rugged and gritty, determined and brave, and she was the perfect leading lady for the movie. Throughout the movie she had some impressive moments and I’m here to tell you which ones were my favorite. Enjoy!

1. A Failed Escape


We saw Jyn Erso when she was a child in the supposed prologue of the movie and when we see her again as an adult she is a prisoner of the Empire. You can tell she’s lived a hard life just by looking at her. She’s covered in dirt and her face is hardened into a mask of grim acceptance…and unwavering determination. When the rebels came to rescue her it’s one of my favorite moments from her because it’s the moment you realize how tough she is. She waits patiently for her chance and then she dispatches the rebels within seconds. It’s kind of amazing. If not for the droid, K-2SO, she would’ve gotten away and that speaks to the survivalist in her. Impressive, most impressive.

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The Five Best Scenes of ‘A New Hope’

Star Wars wouldn’t be Star Wars if it wasn’t for this movie right here, A New Hope. This was the first Star Wars and its power and imagination ingrained itself into peoples’ minds and conscience to the point that it became an instant global phenomenon. Now forty years later and Star Wars is going just as strong with content over content cranking out for all of us avid Star Wars fans. But like I said before, I wouldn’t be sitting here writing posts over posts about Rey theories, Kylo Ren’s awesomeness, and the things I love most in Star Wars without this movie that started it all and so I’m excited to share with you my five favorite scenes from A New Hope. Enjoy!

1. The Binary Sunset


This is such a magical scene. Luke Skywalker was the hero of the original trilogy and this scene embodies that perfectly. The way he stares wistfully at the two suns with the iconic Force theme playing in the background is undoubtedly one of the most incredible moments in Star Wars period. It’s also, I’d say, my favorite scene in A New Hope.

2. Alderaan…Kaboom


This is one of my favorite scenes in A New Hope because it’s so horrifying. The Death Star was a devastating weapon and what it did to Alderaan is pretty terrible. Sorry Alderaanians, that was a horrendous fate.

3. “That’s no moon. That’s a space station.”

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I love this scene because it’s the first time our heroes see the Death Star and it’s the first time you really see the magnitude of the incredibly built space station. The shock and silent horror on their faces is priceless. Definitely a good part.

4. Goodbye, Death Star

The Death Star was the main villain for the majority of A New Hope and the fact that Luke blew it up is still one of the greatest things that’s happened in Star Wars. The trench run is an exciting scene and seeing the space station blow up into millions of shards is so awesome. Good job, Luke.

5. The Medal Ceremony

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This is such a fantastic scene! The music, the happiness of the situation, the humor, this scene is literally the perfect ending to A New Hope. This movie was impeccably made and I’m so glad it came into existence back in 1977.

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



Kylo Ren’s Greatest Moments

When Disney bought LucasFilm in 2012 and announced that they were going to make Star Wars movies I could only imagine who the new villain would be. When I saw him in the first teaser for The Force Awakens I immediately knew he was going to become an iconic villain in Star Wars because he was that cool. His awesome crossguard lightsaber, the black robes and short hooded cloak, he was perfect. Now three years later Kylo Ren has become the most interesting character of this new trilogy to me. He’s both sides of the spectrum, good and evil, and Adam Driver portrays the character of Kylo Ren so perfectly that I can’t imagine anyone else playing the conflicted villain. So today, I’m going to share with you my favorite Kylo Ren moments. Enjoy!

1. Entering the Jakku Village

This was the perfect entrance for Kylo Ren into The Force Awakens. Just like Darth Vader did in A New Hope he entered into the movie out of a cloud of smoke, surveying the battlefield that his stormtroopers had razed the same way Darth Vader surveyed the dead rebels aboard the Tantative IV. Awesome! And then seeing him freeze Poe’s blaster in midair was a total drop-the-mic moment for me. Kylo Ren had only been in the movie for a few minutes and he was already stealing the show. His distorted voice sounded amazing too. 🙂

2. Finding Rey


This is just a cool scene in itself. Kylo Ren, at this point in the movie, is at his scariest. He’s basically a First Order assassin and he looks it too. The black robes and silver streaked helmet provide him an air of menace and I feel every bit of Rey’s fear as she runs from him. I would be just scared as her, maybe even more so. It’s also a really cool scene because it’s the first time they interact with each other. So cool!

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The Five Best Scenes of ‘Revenge of the Sith’

Revenge of the Sith has its wins and its losses. On one hand you’ve got Palpatine and his horrid plan to wipe out the Jedi, which actually comes to pass and then you have Anakin…and Padme…and more Anakin. There are good scenes and there are scenes I wish could’ve been revised but overall this is one of the better Star Wars movies and the best Star Wars film of the prequel trilogy. So, I’m going to share with you my five favorite scenes from Revenge of the Sith. Enjoy!

1. The Space Battle over Coruscant

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There weren’t a lot of scenes that made me really happy in the prequels but the opening scene for Revenge of the Sith was legitimately awesome. From the shot of Anakin and Obi-Wan’s ships dipping out into a heated battle previously hidden from view by a giant Republic ship to Anakin spinning his ship to oblivion as he evades a pair of missiles. This scene has it all. In fact, Anakin isn’t even that annoying at this part which is a miracle in itself.

2. The Creepy Conversation


There’s something deeply unsettling about this quiet scene in Revenge of the Sith. Palpatine was so crafty and calculated. He had Anakin wrapped around his pinky finger like a piece of string. I mean, he literally was telling him the story of a Sith legend! and that somehow didn’t send the young Jedi any warning signals? That’s weird. It’s silently horrifying as he throws Anakin the ultimate bait; the concept that the Force could teach those how to save people from death. He could sense Anakin’s fear of losing Padme in childbirth, he knew that information of the Force would be the catalyst to Anakin’s path as a Jedi, and he capitalized on it. And the final words spoken between Anakin Skywalker and Palpatine are utterly chilling.

Anakin: “Is there any way to learn this power?”

Palpatine: “Not from a Jedi.”

That was the beginning of the end. 😦

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The ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Trailer and Poster Is Here!

So earlier today I wrote a post about an Avengers: Infinity War trailer appearing tonight during March Madness but turns out it actually came out this morning and it’s finally here. First off, here’s the poster.


Pretty awesome right? Wow, there are so many characters. And here’s the trailer:

So this is what I think about the trailer. I love the teaser, the teaser is perfect for everything that it is. The music, the action, the characters, the story, everything about the teaser was impeccable and this trailer only built on that narrative.

I loved seeing more of Thanos and the Guardians of the Galaxy, I loved seeing Shuri make an appearance in the trailer, I finally got a glimpse at Thanos’s henchmen, and overall it was an exciting trailer but there was nothing utterly jaw dropping from it and that’s a great thing.

You can’t give viewers all of the film’s nuggets before we even see the film. That would be ridiculous and it would show that the movie isn’t worth watching. The fact that Marvel Studios provided us with a trailer that gave us tantalizing imagery without giving anything away is utterly perfect. I mean come on, the movie is coming out in exactly seven weeks. If I can’t wait until April 27 to find out what’s going to happen in this movie I obviously need to take a chill pill.

Well, I hope you enjoyed seeing this trailer as much as I did and I am SO EXCITED to see this movie because it’s clearly going to be OFF THE CHAIN! And that last bit of the trailer with Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, lol, now that was perfect. I’m already liking this Spider-Man/Doctor Strange dynamic. *thumbs up.*

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.

I. Love. MOVIES!