The Force Awakens was the Star Wars movie I had been waiting for since I was a child. I enjoyed the prequel trilogy (mainly because they were the first Star Wars movies I’ve ever seen) and the original trilogy was of course a major Star Wars treat but I wanted more. I wanted characters I could really get behind and cheer for, stories that I could truly enjoy and remember because I was old enough to experience a new Star Wars movie in all of its glory. The Force Awakens was that movie. I went and watched it five times at the movies because it was that special to me and I’ve seen it, I’d say, over a hundred times since. So I can’t express to you how excited I am to share with you my five favorite scenes from this movie. Enjoy!
1. The Millenium Falcon Chase
This is one of the most exciting scenes in The Force Awakens for a couple of reasons. One, it’s the first time I got to see Rey pilot a ship and she flew the Millenium Falcon so well it was like she was born to fly. So that was exciting. Two, it’s just a fascinating action scene. The TIE fighters chasing the Millenium Falcon through the Jakku ship graveyard is one of the most awesome scenes in Star Wars and the way it ends with Rey flipping the ship, Finn shooting the oncoming TIE fighter, and them shooting off into space is one of the more perfect endings to an action scene in Star Wars.
2. Rey’s Vision
For two years straight I was trying to figure out what this scene was trying to say with all of its hidden references and cryptic meanings. After The Last Jedi this vision has become obsolete in the realm of theorizing but it’s still one of my favorite scenes from The Force Awakens.
3. The Fated Meeting
Throughout The Force Awakens the movie was setting up a showdown between Han Solo and his son, Ben Solo, but I would’ve never imagined the tragic outcome of this scene. The movie up to this point, was just a very fun and entertaining Star Wars movie that was oddly similar to A New Hope, but this scene was the moment when the movie got real. The Force Awakens took on such a serious tone after Han’s death that that’s the reason why it’s one of my favorite scenes. And even though it’s such a heart-wrenching moment in the movie it’s still one of the best acted and well made scenes in the film.
4. A Duel in the Snow
Of course this is one of my favorite scenes in The Force Awakens because, I mean, come on, this is one of the best lightsaber duels in Star Wars! Rey is awesome, Kylo Ren is awesome, the setting is awesome, put that together and this scene is triple AWESOME! And not only is it a beautifully choreographed duel between Kylo Ren and Rey but the fact that Rey kicked his butt so terrifically makes the scene that much more special. Did I say Rey was awesome?
5. The Myth Is Revealed
If you’ve read my blog before you know this is one of my favorite, if not my favorite scene in Star Wars. And if you haven’t, well, now you know. This scene is so perfect in so many ways. From the incredible music John Williams composed for this scene to Rey holding that lightsaber out to Luke Skywalker and everything in between this scene gives me chills and brings me to tears every time. Even after watching The Last Jedi this scene hasn’t lost any of its magic and that’s why it’s, to me, the greatest scene in The Force Awakens. It was the perfect ending to the movie and the best way to lead into the sequel.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this as much as I’ve had fun writing it and I thank you for reading. Have a magical day and May the Force be with you.