Sunday, May 23, 2010

Star Wars marathon: The X-Wins!

Star Wars awards

Our marathon of films may be over, but there are still some scores to settle. After talking about Star Wars for two months now, let’s take a quick look back at some of the highs and lows of the saga in this once in a lifetime awards show: the X-Wins!
The X-Wins

Best Film: The Empire Strikes Back

Runner up: Revenge of the Sith

Best chase: Pod race from Episode 1

Runner up: Asteroid field chase in Empire Strikes Back)

Best action scene: Detention escape and trash compactor sequence from A New Hope

Runner up: Battle of Hoth

Best performance: James Earl Jones as the voice of Darth Vader

Runner up: Harrison Ford as Han Solo in Episode IV

Best Force use: 'These aren’t the droids you’re looking for' from A New Hope

Runner up: Yoda lifts the X-Wing from Empire Strikes Back

Funniest line of dialogue: ‘I happen to like nice men’ from Empire Strikes Back
Runner up: ‘You don’t want to sell me death sticks. You want to go home and rethink your life’ from Attack of the Clones.

Best demonstration of bad assery: 'Apology accepted, Captain Needa' from Empire Strikes Back
Runner up: Mace Windu takes out Jango Fett in Attack of the Clones)

Best demonstration of heroism: Luke chooses not to join the Dark side in Return of the Jedi
Runner up: Han searches for Luke on Hoth

Best background character we wish we could have seen more/Bobba Fett prize: that jedi with the fucked face and the breathing mask from the prequel trilogy

Runner up:the fat X-Wing pilot from A New Hope (Porky, I think)

Best character/’The Force is strong with this one’ prize: Han Solo
Runner up: Obi-Wan Kenobi in prequel trilogy

Best score: The Empire Strikes Back
Runner up: The Phantom Menace

Best lightsaber duel/Duel of the Fates prize: Luke versus Vader in Empire Strikes Back.
Runner up: Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon Jin against Darth Maul in Phantom Menace)

Most ridiculous character/The Jar Jar prize: that stupid bug character sitting next to Lando in the Millenium Falcon in during the battle of Endor.

Runner up: More bug-like creatures: the Trade Federation leaders.

Worst line: ‘I’m haunted by the kiss that you should never have given me’ from Attack of the Clones
Runner up: ‘Do or do not. There is no try’ from the Empire Strikes Back.


mcarteratthemovies said...

Am I the only one alive who isn't all that nuts about "Star Wars"? I've gotten used to that feeling, so it's OK if I am!

No, I guess I just need to watch the originals and work my way through the prequels as well.

edgarchaput said...

You're not alone out there. I know some people who aren't fond of those movies. They're essentially the sort of films that should only appeal to little boys, but somehow reached out to a much wider age range.

I hadn't seen them in a while so this marathon allowed me re-discover them with different eyes.