It’s that most magical time of the year again and no, we’re not talking about Christmas. It’s Stars Wars Day, aka May 4th. For those in the fandom, this day is simply known as May The 4th Be With You Day, which is a totally awesome play on the wonderful phrase which is heard quite often in the Star Wars collection.
We love Star Wars here at 4YE and thought it only fitting to take the time to cherish some of the magic that Star Wars has brought into our lives in the past few decades. For this toast of love, we will be taking a look at some of the epic scenes in the collection.
The film franchise has delivered so many truly wonderful scenes that it is almost hard to choose which ones have truly rocked our world but we are up for the task. Without further ado (and please feel free to disagree with us or tell ones which ones are yours), here are the top 5 scenes from the Star Wars series.
That Moment When Luke Skywalker Finds Out That Darth Vader Is His Father
Star Wars is known for delivering some gut-punching twists, and it is safe to say that they got the ball rolling with the mother of a reveal during The Empire Strikes Back. Poor Luke Skywalker, the lone standing Jedi, after spending much of the past two films training and being our white knight in shining armor, learns that one of the most evil people in the galaxy is actually his dad. Luke’s total state of denial plus that epic “NOOOOOO” made this scene one of the most iconic of the franchise.
“I Love You” “I Know”
Speaking of The Empire Strikes Back, this film also brought us a scene that is still, to this day, one of the most romantic scenes in cinematic history. After spending a lot of time denying their feelings for one another, Leia and Han finally admitted their love in such a simple yet wonderful way. Sadly though, they decided to do this just before Han is encased in carbonite. That being said, many girls around the world fell in love with the scene as this is truly what dreams are made of and what everyone hopes for when it comes to falling in love.
“You Were The Chosen One!” Anakin Vs Obi-Wan
While the Star Wars prequels left a lot to be desired, one cannot deny that Revenge of the Sith made up for the first two prequels by giving us an epic showdown between Obi-Wan and Anakin. Ultimately, Obi-Wan defeated his former apprentice and also delivered a heartbreaking speech after the battle, in which he admitted he loved Anakin as his brother. We’re still trying to put our broken hearts together after seeing how Anakin became Darth Vader and this falling out between the Jedi masters.
The Destruction of the Death Star
This scene has us cheering. A New Hope ended on quite the high as the good guys edged out a win for sure with Luke blowing up the Death Star. Between Han’s cheering, Obi-Wan’s voice, and the incredible effects tied with the rush of victory, we will always be cheering right along with the characters as Darth Vader was delivered quite the loss for the Dark Side.
“Chewie, We’re Home”
This scene needs no explanation. After all this time waiting for a new film, The Force Awakens had us in tears as Han Solo summed up what every Star Wars fan was feeling the second the film started rolling.
What are your favorite scenes? Hit the comments below with your thoughts!
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