I'm going to be honest, I actually really like this one. I know, betrayal to the Star Wars fanbase. The rule is that you have to hate every prequel movie but...I really can't. This movie is actually pretty awesome; it still has its fair share of problems but if this was the only prequel to the original trilogy I'd say it was a damn good prequel. So unlike Attack of the Clones, it was much easier to find my favorite best moments.
5. Hello there.
Once again showing that Obi-Wan Kenobi is the best Star Wars character of all time, Ewan McGregor did a perfect job emulating Alec Guiness' performance while providing his own younger version of that performance. By far one of the best lines is a throwback to Ben Kenobi's first line in A New Hope but this time its slightly more epic. Obi-Wan drops into a room completely filled with enemy droids and General Grievous and he just simply says: "Hello there." Yeah, that is freaking awesome.
4. The Battle Over Coruscant
Talk about a way to open your movie. Most Star Wars movies start with one ship or two, this one starts two fleets going toe to toe with each other lead by Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Not only was it a tense and well shot battle but it shows immediately that the CGI had been upgraded immensely from the last movie. Could this choice be here because of my obsession with starfights? Maybe but it is still a great opening.
3. Master Yoda VS Darth Sidious
It sounded like something just fans would talk about but never expected to happen: Who would win in a fight, Yoda or the Emperor? Well we finally got our answer with the kick-ass confrontation between these two masters of the Force. Sure its a little silly seeing the Emperor do all these flips, jumps, and great sword-play but I love it.
2. A New Hope
The ending scene of the entire movie is a great way to end it. It shows Obi-Wan giving newborn Luke Skywalker to Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru as the iconic Force Theme plays in the background and the final shot shows them looking at the two suns of Tattooine in the same spot as Luke from A New Hope. And just to make it better: the scene is called A New Hope. Perfect way to end this movie.
1. Darth Vader VS Obi-Wan Kenobi
After the just okay lightsaber duels of Attack of the Clones, they needed to step it up for the finale and WOW they do just that. Look the powerful and emotional scenes are always great but once and a while, the fight scenes make it to the top. Remember the Darth Maul fight from Phantom Menace? This makes that fight look like nothing. Beautifully shot and choreographed, amazing acting (except a few iffy parts from Hayden that I can get over), and a surprisingly dark and sad ending to it all. Anakin and Obi-Wan fighting each goes up there with the Avengers finale and the Man of Steel finale as one of the best action scenes in history.
So what were your thoughts on this list and do you have your own picks? Let me know! Well we've reached the end of the Star Wars saga...oh wait, no we haven't we have the Force Awakens coming out this Friday and yes I will be doing the best moments from that movie as well. Until then, May the Force be with you all!