But you know, what totally kills me is that Princess Dagger and Humphree dig the movies but aren’t 100% appreciating their high level of supreme spectacularness. I need to get through to them. I need to get them to go, “Hot smudge, Cosmoe! You’re so right. Star Wars IS the best ever!”
So I thought to myself, Okay, self. How can you convince your best friends that the original Star Wars trilogy is pretty much movie perfection? And I came up with this list:
Cosmoe’s top 10 reasons why you can’t even question that Star Wars is The Best
The Force. Its magical, mystical energy field of awesomeness is beyond way cool. Both good guys and bad guys can harness its power to perform acts of skill and control the world around them. Plus it enables the best Jedi mind tricks:
Lightsabers. Enough said. I mean, just holding a lightsaber makes you cooler than cool.
Luke Skywalker, the best Jedi around. Why is Luke awesome? Let me count the ways: He comes from really humble beginnings and morphs into one of the greatest Jedis ever. His weapon of choice is a lightsaber, which we all know is the best weapon ever. He always does the right thing because it’s the right thing to do. And in the end, Luke defeats Darth Vader AND saves his soul. Basically, Luke is pretty much my inspiration to be the best space kid I can be.
Leia, the strongest, sassiest princess. She tells off Tarkin, stands up to Vader, gives motivational speeches to the troops, kills Jabba with a chain and her BARE HANDS, and has a bunch of awesome lines. Oh yeah, and she kicks butt with a blaster. Stormtroopers can’t even handle this princess. No. Way.
The best movie reveal of ALL TIME:
Han Solo, the coolest rogue there is. The dude’s a smuggler and scoundrel who turns into a great leader in the Rebel Alliance. How rad is that? And it seems he’s a fan of funky hair, too, which makes him doubly super awesome.
Amazing aliens and robots. Yoda, a little 800-something year old Jedi who can fight Sith bad guys even though he’s completely ancient. Chewbacca, the way-cool Wookie warrior and Han Solo’s BFF. The know-it-all C-3PO and the clever R2-D2, pretty much the raddest droids in the universe. Jabba the Hut, the Wampa ice creature on Hoth, Jawas on Tatooine, Sand People, the creepy Rancor in Jabba’s death pit, and yes, even Ewoks… So many cool species in one movie series!
The baddest bad guys. You've got Darth Vader, whose back story is totally tragic and turns him into a super bad guy with a thirst for exterminating Jedi. And there's the Emperor, who’s like the evilest master of manipulation in any movie, ever. I mean COME ON. No contest.
The most famous movie blooper ever caught on film:
And finally…Star Wars has the quotes that beat all quotes. On Earth you can say most of these quotes and even people who haven’t seen Star Wars know what you’re talking about (why there are still people who haven’t seen Star Wars, I don’t know).
“Do or do not. There is no try.”
“Never tell me the odds!”
“I find your lack of faith disturbing.”
“I love you.” “I know.”
“I’m Luke Skywalker, I’m here to rescue you.”
“You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.”
“Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.”
“Laugh it up, fuzzball!”
and of course, the best-known line of all: “May The Force be with you.”
BOOM. There it is. If this list doesn’t convince Dags and Humphree, I don’t know what will!
PS: The next Star Wars movie looks so rad, I can’t even handle it. I’m so making a stop on Earth this December to see it!