In honor of Star Wars Day today, I'm going to talk about my favorite three moments from all the Star Wars films. This was a hard choice to make, because there are so many fabulous moments. These three stick out in my memory as the best.
My Three Favorite Moments in Star Wars:
1. The Han and Leia kiss scene in Jabba's Palace after she frees him from the carbonite:
Han is temporarily blinded and touches Leia's face. He feels her helmet and pulls his hand away. "Who are you?"
Leia takes off her helmet and says, "Someone who loves you."
"Leia!" He says.
And then they kiss. Too bad they are interrupted by Jabba's evil laughter.
Why do I like it so much? They are finally reunited after Darth Vadar freezes him and takes him away from Lando's cloud city. I can't imagine waiting until the third movie came out to see them together again. It must have been hard for all those fans back then! I could hardly wait just to pop in the next VHS tape when I was growing up.
2. Luke standing on Tatooine looking at the dual suns and considering his destiny. A french horn solo plays his theme in the background. LOVE this scene!
Why do I like it so much? Luke undergoes such a great character arc throughout these movies. He starts as a whiny boy who doesn't want to stay at home while his friends explore the galaxy, and ends up as a Jedi master. This scene is one of the first times he has to grow up and think about the choices he makes. My sister loved this scene so much, she had me take a picture of the television set when we were growing up. I can still remember her saying, "Take the picture now!"
3. The Jedi Ghosts in the Ewok Village at the end
So what are your favorite Star Wars moments? Please share in the comments!