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What’s Your Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Movie?

Every week I present a new segment of Who’s Your Favorite this or that but this week I’m changing it up a bit and today I’m asking you which Star Wars movie is your favorite? Star Wars is a tough topic, especially when you get into the conversation of which film in the franchise is your favorite because they’re all so good. It’s also a fun topic to broach as well, as it sparks debates and connects Star Wars fans around the world. So, out of all of the Star Wars movies, what is your favorite of the franchise? Here they all are.

1. The Phantom Menace

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The Phantom Menace was the first of the prequels and while its arrival had Star Wars fans riled up its actual quality quickly turned those same fans against the movie within no time. Now The Phantom Menace is considered one of the worst entries in the franchise but it has its shining moments as well; the podrace sequence, Darth Maul, Qui-Gon Jinn, etc. It might not be the greatest movie ever made but it’s still Star Wars and that’s always awesome.

2. Attack of the Clones

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Attack of the Clones is the second entry in the prequel trilogy and instead of building up a compelling foundation for the trilogy it is viewed, to most fans, as easily the worst or second to worst Star Wars film. But, like The Phantom Menace, it’s got its bright spots as Ewan Mcgregor shines as Obi-Wan Kenobi and makes the film worth watching.

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Ranking the Star Wars Movies; from Worst to Best

The last time I wrote this post Rogue One had been out for a little over a month and Episode VIII‘s title, The Last Jedi, had just been announced the day before I wrote the post. Now it’s been a year and a half later, there have been two new Star Wars movies, and with Solo arriving in theaters a month ago I figured it’s time to update this list. Enjoy!

10. Attack of the Clones

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Star Wars is a wonderful franchise with plenty of great movies but Attack of the Clones really fell short of being a fantastic sequel. On one side I love the mystery aspect of the film which involves Obi-Wan Kenobi trying to discover who assassinated Senator Padme Amidala but then on the other side you’ve got Anakin and Padme…falling in love. Ugh. And then on top of that it has the worst lightsaber duels out of the entire franchise.

9. The Phantom Menace

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I used to love The Phantom Menace…as a child. But as I’ve grown older and Disney has taken the wheel of the franchise The Phantom Menace has become less and less appealing to watch. I still love seeing Darth Maul and Qui-Gon Jinn and Padme at her coolest but the overall movie is just boring. And don’t get me started on Jar Jar Binks. *shaking my head*

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The Fifteen Greatest Conversations in ‘Star Wars’

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

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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

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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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Ranking the ‘Star Wars’ Movies By How Kid-Friendly They Are

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

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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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Han’s Ten Greatest Quotes

Han Solo is one of the greatest and most memorable characters in Star Wars because, well, he’s awesome. He’s an awesome pilot, an admirable hero, a dashing fellow, but most importantly, he’s funny too. He has provided me so many laughs and giggles throughout his involvement in the franchise but he’s also incorporated some of the franchise’s most heartwarming moments as well. And now, with his standalone movie on the horizon, I’m going to share with you my ten favorite quotes from everyone’s favorite scoundrel. Enjoy!

1. “There’s no mystical field controlling my destiny. It’s just a bunch of simple tricks and nonsense.” (A New Hope)

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At this time in his life Han Solo didn’t believe in the Force. You can tell from how he speaks of it that he’s kind of seen traces of the Force and heard of it but he doesn’t think it’s real. It’s a small but very important detail to his character that eventually changes as the movies progress and that’s why it’s one of my favorite quotes.

2. “May the Force be with you.” (A New Hope)

Han had helped rescue the princess, had gotten paid handsomely for the deed, and was getting ready to jump to the other side of the galaxy which infuriated his young friend, Luke Skywalker, who had believed Han was a better man than that but was proved wrong, much to his disappointment. At this part you can see the embarrassment on Han’s face as he tries to explain to Luke why he’s leaving at such a pivotal moment rather than fighting with the rebellion.

It’s one of my favorite moments from Han as he calls Luke and with a genuine smile says to him, “May the Force be with you.” Here’s this man who supposedly doesn’t believe in the Force and yet he’s willing to say goodbye to him in that sort of way because that’s how much the young kid, Luke, had made an impact on him. It’s a touching moment from his character to Luke and honestly one of my favorites from him.

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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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Ranking the ‘Star Wars’ Movies By Their Visuals

Star Wars has been a fascinating franchise since it came out in the May of 1977 and since then, with nine movies and several different directors and creative minds behind these films most of these Star Wars flicks have had their own, unique, artistic spin to them. So today I’m going to share with you how I rank these movies by their visual prowess or lackluster effect in the aesthetic department. Enjoy!

9. The Phantom Menace

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The Phantom Menace isn’t my least favorite Star Wars film but it definitely is the least pretty. The cinematography is boring and unimaginatively straight forward. There aren’t any stunning shots or breathtaking visuals. It’s just a Star Wars movie.

8. Return of the Jedi 

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A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back were such great films and Return of the Jedi, for me, has become kind of boring in comparison in nearly every department. This film has its exciting moments but none of those moments are accentuated by any visually jaw dropping shots.

7. A New Hope

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When A New Hope came out it was simply ahead of its time in imagination, creativity, and even special effects but, of course, now many of the Star Wars films have just gotten better at being visually enticing. But that doesn’t diminish A New Hope in the slightest. There are still some fascinating shots that have come with this movie like for example; Princess Leia putting the Death Star plans in R2-D2, Luke staring at the binary sunset, etc. I wouldn’t be an avid Star Wars fan if it wasn’t for this movie and that’s why it will always have a special place in my heart.

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