AFI Top 100: No. 13 Star Wars


I LOVE Star Wars and I have since I was a kid. Now I wasn’t ever a fangirl (although I did read some of the books and loved the ewok movies as a kid), but the trilogy has always been the top of my favorite movies to watch again and again. I will confess, my favorite as a kid is Return of the Jedi which I know a lot of fanboys dislike because of the adorable cuddly bears. Now it might be The Empire Strikes Back, which tells me I’m getting darker in my old age.

There are so many things to adore about Star Wars: memorable characters, unforgettable score, epic battles, fantastic quotes… It is the perfect summer blockbuster and influenced culture and movies in so many different ways.

A few of my favorite things about Star Wars:

1. Han Solo. I love him. He’s sexy, charming and a complete scoundrel (he totally shot first btw). He is one of the best movie characters of all time and Harrison Ford is perfect in that role. Did I mention I love Han?

2. R2D2 and C3PO’s relationship. They argue like siblings and it’s hilarious.

3. The Galaxy world is incredible. There are so many different cultures and creatures and watching the interaction is fascinating yet feels so normal. The technology is also awesome. I still want an R2 unit.

This film is a classic that will be enjoyed for countless more generations. I cannot wait to share these with my future children and see their reactions.

Next Up (after watching The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi of course): No. 12 The Searchers.


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