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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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The Best Celebration in ‘Star Wars’

It’s May the 4th (aka Star Wars day) and today it’s a celebration of all things Star Wars and so because it is such a celebratory day I’m going to share with you what I think has been the greatest celebration that has happened in a galaxy far, far away. Enjoy!

The Ewok Party

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Who doesn’t love the Ewok party at the end of Return of the Jedi (especially the original version?) After such an emotional rollercoaster of a trilogy it was nice to see the story end happily with a silly party that can only bring a smile to your face. Now, I’m still not a Ewok fan but it’s a pretty happy ending.

The Naboo Ceremony

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I’ve loved the ending of The Phantom Menace since I was a baby and it’s undoubtedly my second favorite celebration in Star Wars. I love the music (I’m getting chills just thinking about it) and it’s just such a fascinating celebration. And I’ve always been stunned by Queen Amidala’s attire at that part as well. The light pink color, the glorious cape, and her style at that part is just impeccable. I love this ending but there’s one celebration that is slightly better.

The Medal Ceremony

There is no greater celebration in Star Wars better than the iconic medal ceremony at the end of A New Hope. Not only is the music absolutely fantastic and chill-inducing every time but it’s just such a perfect fairy tale ending to an already wonderful movie. Every time I see this ending it makes me so happy for the triumphs of the Rebellion against the Empire and it’s undoubtedly the best celebration in Star Wars.

So, that’s the celebration that I love the most in Star Wars. It’s Star Wars day, it’s time to watch the movies, it’s time to get your Star Wars nerdism on, and the moment has arrived for all Star Wars fans to start getting ready for Solo: A Star Wars Story because tickets are on sale and that’s awesome! I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day. May the 4th be with you. 🙂

The Five Best Scenes of ‘The Phantom Menace’

The Phantom Menace was the first Star Wars movie I’ve ever watched and that’s why it still has such a special place in my heart. It had so many exciting elements that could’ve been utilized in the sequels but unfortunately the trilogy quickly went down the drain after Attack of the Clones. For the next nine days I’m going to share with you the five best scenes of the nine Star Wars movies and I hope you enjoy reading these posts as much as I’m going to have fun writing them.

1. The Arrival of the Jedi

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One of the coolest scenes of The Phantom Menace is when you see the Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jin and his padawan, Obi-Wan Kenobi, for the first time in the movie. There’s a certain mystique about them as they’re led through the Trade Federation ship, their faces hidden beneath their cloaks, but when they reveal themselves it’s always been one of my favorite scenes of the movie.

Qui-Gon is such a cool character and then his padawan is Obi-Wan! How awesome is that? It’s really one of the best scenes in the movie.

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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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