I have yet to decide upon this because I am conflicted. We are not talking about the best moments but the worst in the cinematic Star Wars universe. It is your interpretation of events as you see it, therefore it has worth and value – it doesn’t have to agree with anyone or anything so please, enlighten me my dear readers as I am excited to see what you think about this.
By “worst” I mean it could be a particular scene that you didn’t like for whatever reason. And if you could redo this scene, how would you go about doing it? You may think it’s perfect as it is, showing all the brutality and hopelessness of the story plainly and clearly. It can still be a horrible scene, even if it is masterfully created and/or written. It can be masterfully created for this exact reason.
I think there are quite a few of these scenes in Star Wars – made to create an uncomfortable feeling in its viewers. And they say Star Wars is for children… well, the toys might be but the stories are far from lullaby material 😅😂
Let’s see what we can look at as examples:
- Copious amounts of killing (doesn’t matter whether that be for “good” or “evil” reasons, people are still dying everywhere in Star Wars!)
- Betrayal of friends
- Betrayal of family members
- Family members trying to kill each other
- Death due to having a broken heart (Padme)
- Genocide (entire planets being wiped out by the “evil” Empire/First Order etc)
- Patricide (the murdering of one’s own father)
Those are just some examples off the top of my head so plenty of situations to refer to as the “worst” star wars moment. You could also consider the introduction of certain characters into the cinematic universe as “the worst” such as Hayden Christensen portraying Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader (many fans think he was terrible in the prequel trilogy – just their opinion, not mine!)
So with all that in mind, if you had to choose ONE particular example of the worst moment in the Star Wars cinematic universe (this also includes TV shows by the way), what would it be for you?
I am excited to see your examples in the comments!
As always, stay safe my friends and MTFBWY!