Star Wars is filled with plenty of incredible moments and some of those moments don’t belong to scenes packed with action but instead the simple art of dialogue. Dialogue is sometimes the most magical and memorable moment in a Star Wars film and there are surprisingly a lot of dialogue-driven scenes that helps bind the movies together in simple but concise ways. So I’m going to share with you my favorite conversations in Star Wars. Enjoy! 🙂
15. Yoda’s Death
One of my favorite moments in Return of the Jedi is when Luke went to see Yoda again because of the profound and riveting dialogue between the ancient master and apprentice. Yoda tells Luke that he is dying but not to fret, for that is the way of the Force. Then Luke asks Yoda if Darth Vader really is his father which shines a light on how deeply pivotal that moment in the previous movie was. For years he had been hoping that the dark lord had been telling a lie but to find out that indeed he was Vader’s son was a horrific truth. And then at the end of this incredible scene Yoda tells him that there’s another Skywalker out there somewhere before becoming one with the Force. Um…that’s awesome. Even though I already knew that Luke and Leia were brother and sister by the time I watched the original trilogy this scene still felt very impactful.
14. The Spark Lives
While The Last Jedi had its mistakes and annoyances one thing it definitely had in abundance was fabulous dialogue and this scene was one of many of those lovable moments for me. As Poe realizes that Luke is sacrificing himself to save the Resistance he knows what his new job must be, finding a way for the Resistance to survive, and it’s just such a fun scene to watch as he banters with C-3PO and figures out the “crystal critters” are trying to lead them to safety. Love it.
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When George Lucas created Star Wars all those years ago he wasn’t exactly catering the film to adults. He was making a fantasy epic for children and it just so happened to be one of the greatest movies ever made that resonated with people of all ages. As the years have gone by some of the Star Wars films have continued to cater mostly towards the younger people of the world while some of the franchise’s installments have been a little more adult than others. So which Star Wars films do I think are the most kid-friendly? That’s what I’m here to list for you and I hope you enjoy. 🙂
10. Revenge of the Sith
The prequel trilogy might’ve produced some awful Star Wars movies but Revenge of the Sith definitely feels quite climactic and it doesn’t shrug away from being a dire film. We see the Jedi slaughtered, younglings and all, which could be VERY frightening for a child. We see General Grievous shot to the point of explosion. Padme is killed…by her husband! Palpatine’s face is enough to dissuade any child from wanting to see this movie. And then Anakin getting his limbs cut off and nearly burned alive? All of these points are blaring reasons why this is the least kid-friendly Star Wars movie. I mean, I still wince whenever I watch Anakin getting burnt to a crisp. This is definitely catered to an older audience.
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With Solo becoming the second Star Wars Story to arrive in the Star Wars franchise after Disney acquired Lucasfilm it’s kind of obvious that comparisons between Rogue One and Solo are destined to be made and I am SO excited to see which of these movies I enjoyed the most because both films completely surprised me in ways I could’ve never imagined. I hope you enjoy! 🙂
There will be some MAJOR SPOILERS within this post just so you know. Thanks for heeding this warning.
The Major Characters:
Jyn Erso was the main protagonist in Rogue One and I thought she was awesome. She was tough, resourceful, strong-willed, and she led her fellow rebels in completing a mission that was supposedly impossible to succeed. She didn’t take no for an answer and she fought against evil with every fiber of her being in the memory of her parents who never stopped fighting against the Empire either. I wish we could’ve been introduced to her character in Rogue One in a more concise way than jumping forward in her life to the point of her being in jail without us knowing exactly how she got there but the film was still perfect as it was and she was at the helm of that awesome movie.
Han Solo is one of the greatest characters in the Star Wars universe because he’s so much fun to watch. He’s charismatic, funny, and he always participates in the greatest adventures. Solo was not an exception. Alden Ehrenreich took the character I’ve watched since I was a child and provided us Star Wars fans a different stage in Han’s life that was simply brilliant to observe. Seeing gaps that I could’ve only dreamed of knowing filled in through the movie’s various situations was so much fun to see and I’m glad that Disney found the perfect actor to portray the young rogue. I love Han Solo! 🙂
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One of the most exciting things about a new Star Wars movie is seeing the trailer. There are movie trailers and then there are Star Wars movie trailers. Star Wars movie trailers make me SOOO excited in ways that other films just can’t and it’s especially a treat because we don’t get them often (or at least we didn’t used to) and so watching a new trailer is an experience in itself. But of the nine Star Wars films made so far which had the trailer that completely knocked my socks off? Well, that’s what I’m about to find out. Enjoy!
The Phantom Menace
Seeing this trailer is just a reminder of how much better the Star Wars films under Disney are than the prequels. This trailer is kind of good at first. It gave me chills as the words speaking of a new beginning and first steps to journeys appeared between well-known shots of the movie. And then as the trailer delved more into baby Anakin the trailer became worse and worse. Now I liked the end but overall the trailers have definitely gotten much better.
Return of the Jedi
This is old school for sure. The complex art of trailer making has gotten so much more epic in the last three decades. Wow. Um…this trailer was good. It’s got some exciting tidbits and shows plenty of action without revealing any tantalizing content from the movie like a quick shot of the evil Emperor. And who doesn’t love to see a lightsaber duel in a Star Wars movie? But like the film, Return of the Jedi‘s trailer definitely falls short of being as epic as its predecessors.
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The guards in Star Wars are downright awesome in so many ways…and there are so many types as well. There’s the classic Imperial Royal Guards, the newest members, the Praetorian Guards, and so forth. So today, I’m going to share with you my five favorite guards in the galaxy. Enjoy!
5. Senate Guard
These were the Republic version of the Royal Guards and they are positively awesome. The dark blue robe, the feathered plume helmet, everything about these guards screams regal warrior. That’s cool!
4. Imperial Death Troopers
Rogue One is my favorite Star Wars movie because of incredible creations like the Death Troopers. I mean come on. Stormtroopers clad in all-black armor?! That sounds pretty awesome if you ask me. And not only did they look and sound cool but they also were the deadliest stormtroopers I had ever seen because they could actually hit their targets. Even though they probably won’t appear in any other Star Wars movies unless there’s a cameo from Krennic I still love them.
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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
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
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
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
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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A lot of the great storylines in Star Wars revolves around family matters, from the whole father/son struggle between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker to now the conflicts between Kylo Ren and his family. And even though it is the mothers that bring these characters into the world they’re not really celebrated or utilized into the weaving of these fantastic stories as much as they should. So I figure it’s only fair on Mother’s Day to write a post celebrating these extraordinary women who have had a huge but usually overlooked impact on these Star Wars films. Enjoy!
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