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The Ten Greatest Action Scenes in ‘Star Wars’

Star Wars is incredible for so many reasons and one of those reasons is the fantastic action. From The Phantom Menace to the latest installment, The Last Jedi, action helps make these films go from wonderful to out-of-this-world enjoyable and so today I’m going to share with you my ten favorite action scenes. Enjoy!

10. The Buunta Eve Podrace

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The prequels weren’t the best Star Wars movies but one thing they did excel at were the action scenes and the Buunta Eve Podrace Competition is one of my favorites. In no other Star Wars film has there been anything like this dangerous NASCAR-ish type of action scene and that’s why I love it so much. It’s so unique and so much fun to watch that I couldn’t help but place this in my list.

9. The Jedi vs. Darth Maul

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Between the likes of Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jin, padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Sith apprentice Darth Maul this film had quite the epic, climactic duel vibe and it truly is a treat to observe. John Williams’s epic score impeccably matches the duel and the setting is one of the coolest environments for a lightsaber duel in Star Wars. Definitely one of my favorites.

8. The Resistance Saves The Day

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One of the greatest scenes in The Force Awakens is when the Resistance arrives on Takodana. Not only is it such a triumphant moment for the heroes but it really lets Poe shine in all of the best ways. This action scene makes me so happy every time I watch it that I couldn’t help but put in this list.

7. The Holy City Is Destroyed

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One of my favorite scenes in Rogue One is when the Death Star destroys the Holy City on Jedha. Not only is it a frighteningly beautiful scene but the music and the tenseness of the situation is just perfect. I love this part. 🙂

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Anakin, Luke, or Rey: Who Had The Best Jedi Training?

Throughout the Star Wars trilogies there has always been the destined Jedi Knight. In the original trilogy there was Luke Skywalker, in the prequels there was Anakin Skywalker, and now, in this current trilogy, there is Rey. All of these characters have experienced the middle chapter of their various journeys and today I’m going to share with you who I felt had the greatest training to becoming the Jedi (or dark lord, in Anakin’s case) that they were destined to be. Enjoy!

Anakin Skywalker

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Anakin’s middle chapter was fraught with personal conflict as he had to face the biggest challenge in his life; choosing between his love for Padme or his duty to the Jedi Order. When we first meet the older Anakin in Attack of the Clones he is still very much a padawan. His decisions and thinking are rash, he’s disrespectful to his master, Obi-Wan (mainly to impress Padme,) and he’s just a whiny (yes, whiny) mess. Anakin is trying to prove that he’s grown beyond the meager title of padawan and is now a Jedi but he is constantly faced with so many flaws.

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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*

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The Defining Moments of Obi-Wan Kenobi

The Star Wars prequels didn’t get a lot of things of right. In fact, they barely got anything right. The one thing all of us Star Wars fans can definitely agree on when it comes to the prequels however is that Obi-Wan Kenobi was the highlight of that trilogy. Obi-Wan was an immediate icon after Alec Guinness portrayed the Jedi Master so flawlessly in A New Hope, earning him an Oscar Nomination for his stunning and unforgettable performance. He appeared as barely more than a cameo in the next two installments in the original trilogy but his impact on the films was monumental. When it was announced that George Lucas would be making another trilogy and people found out they were going to have a young version of the iconic Obi-Wan Kenobi I’m sure Star Wars fans were highly skeptical.

With the ingenious casting of Ewan McGregor all of that worry was flushed down the drain as he perfectly portrayed a young Obi-Wan Kenobi in the trilogy. He made the movies worth watching and his scenes in the movies were ridiculously enjoyable.

So today, on this segment of The Defining Moments, I’m going to talk about Obi-Wan Kenobi’s journey throughout the seven films that he has graced, whether it’s in a major role or a tiny cameo that’s barely noticeable. Be Warned. I would like to let you know, Obi-Wan has had an extensive history so this will be a longread. I thank you for acknowledging this warning. Enjoy!

1. Sensing the Dark Side

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While Qui-Gon was immersed in the moment Obi-Wan was already displaying his strong gift with the Force, for he could sense that something was wrong far quicker than his master could. This moment highlights that even as a Padawan he was already very intuitive, a gift that would help him many times before his life’s end.

2. “The boy is dangerous.”

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Before Obi-Wan Kenobi took Anakin Skywalker as his padawan he, like the rest of the Jedi Council, knew that there was something very dangerous about the Force-sensitive boy. He tried to convey his concerns to his master, Qui-Gon Jin, but the warning fell on deaf ears. He had no idea how right he would end up being.

3. Defeating Darth Maul

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After seeing Qui-Gon defeated by the powerful Sith Lord, Darth Maul it was the first time that he let hate fuel him in battle. He ferociously fought Maul but ultimately got beaten, for he couldn’t channel his hatred as well as the trained Sith. In the final moments before Darth Maul was about to finish him off once and for all he managed to use the Force to propel himself upwards, he Force pulled Qui-Gon’s lightsaber to him, and slice! Darth Maul was supposedly no more. This was the ultimate test for him as a Jedi padawan and he passed with flying colors.

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The Opening Scenes in ‘Star Wars’; Ranked from Worst to Best

One of the most iconic creations in film history is the opening crawl in Star Wars. Those giant yellow words moving ever so slowly up the screen is one of the most magical ways to start a film and it always makes me so happy whenever I see the crawl paired with the iconic Star Wars theme. When I watched The Last Jedi for the first time I nearly broke into tears when the opening crawl came on because it was that exciting.

The second most magical thing about the beginning of Star Wars movies, however, is that after the words disappear the movie always starts in space. And there have been so many different scenarios in the way the nine films have started and that’s where this post comes in. I’m going to talk about the nine opening scenes from Episode I all the way to the most recent installment, Episode VIII, and I am going to tell you which beginnings I like the least and the most. Enjoy!

9. Return of the Jedi

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Return of the Jedi’s opening scene is my least favorite because it’s kind of boring. The first thing you see as the camera moves downward is the uncompleted second Death Star and as the camera stays on the massive orb of destruction a Star Destroyer comes into view which releases a shuttle with Darth Vader aboard. Anything that has to do with Darth Vader is interesting but while the beginning of Episode VI is enjoyable the eight other movies have much more enjoyable beginnings.

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