It’s May 4th, which can only mean two things: one, it’s a day before Cinco de Mayo and two, it’s “Star Wars” Day! In honour of one of the greatest American sci-fi series of all time turning 35 this year and for its extra special day, we’ve put together a list of the best “Star Wars” moments from all six films.
To be fair, most of these will be from the original trilogy—let’s face it, those were infinitely better—but take a trip down memory lane and re-discover the sheer entertainment and joy you felt when you first met Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor and Alec Guinness) and many more.
And for those of you who have never even seen the “Star Wars” movies … what on Earth are you doing? Go watch them now!
Then come back and check out the moments that will become classic memories for you. The rest of you: move on ahead and “may the force be with you.”
Han Solo is encased in Carbonite to be sent off to die by the hands of Jabba the Hut in 'Star Wars: Episode V- The Empire Strikes Back'. This alone is a pretty amazing scene.
But then, Princess Leia reveals her love for Han.
And he replies with this awesome line.
The 'gold bikini' that Princess Leia is forced to wear when she's Jabba the Hut's prisoner in 'Return of the Jedi' sent millions of male hearts into overdrive and millions of females into a jealous rage.
Check out Jennifer Aniston in the iconic underwear on 'Friends.'
Through thick and thin, the Millennium Falcon was the one ship that always worked when Han needed her.
Even though Leia doesn't understand the ship's power (she is sceptical of it in 'Star Wars: Episode IV--A New Hope'), the ship is there when it needs to be all the time.
Toward the end of 'Phantom Menace,' the creepy-faced Darth Maul fights Obi Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn as the same time.
How could he possibly do that and not be completely overtaken? He has a double-edged light saber.
Count Dooku severely underestimates the awesome power of Yoda in this fight scene from 'Star Wars: Episode II- Attack of the Clones.'
Obi Wan and Anakin Skywalker try to fight the Count at first but are fairly unsuccessful until Yoda comes in the picture.
The last and best thing of the final three films: The Definitive Battle between Obi-Wan and Anakin Skywalker
You know it's coming and you can't stop it. When Obi-Wan and Anakin Skywalker are surrounded by lava in Mustafar, the epic battle of good and evil has begun. It's completely clear at that point that Anakin has succumbed to the Dark Side.
Check out this scene where the man of the hour lifts Luke's x-wing out of the swamp in 'The Empire Strikes Back'. Yoda displays what the power the force can give a great Jedi.
Luke and Leia chase down a stormtroopers who spots the Rebel Alliance on Endor and tries to report it to the Death Star in 'Return of the Jedi.'
The Cantina scene where Han is talking with Greedo in 'Star Wars: Episode IV--A New Hope' shows audiences the sheer badass-ery that Han shows throughout the first three films.
And those weird alien musicians makes everything just a bit more surreal.
This is a classic 'Star Wars' scene where Luke and Han work together to destroy the Death Star and confound Darth Vader for the first time.
Best line: 'You're all clear kid. Now let's blow this thing and go home!' -Han
This one video symbolizes just how fantastic a friend, mentor and Jedi Obi-Wan really is.
Compared to the first three films, Episodes One through Three are really lacking in quality. By taking away the funniest characters and the best chemistry (Chewbacca, Han Solo and Princess Leia), the whole series feels too serious for its own good.
From the corny, awful dialogue from 'Star Wars: Episode III- Revenge of the Sith' ('Hold me, like you did by the lake on Naboo') to some of the special effects that bordered on boring, the last three films lowered the pedigree of the 'Star Wars' series.
Also, Jar Jar Binks. Enough said.
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