How can I pick just ONE emotional scene from the growing Star Wars universe, as the Star Wars themed blog Anakin and His Angel asks me to? That’s like asking which of my three children is my favorite! So…I had the brilliant idea of asking each of them which was their most emotional scene as I put together this Comlinks prompt.
First off, my darling daughter! She’s a beauty, loves cats and is good with kids. April’s choice:
April choose the scene between Padmé and Anakin in Attack of the Clones as they are talking and falling in love with one another. Before you say how romantic that she would pick a love scene, she actually choose it to mock the dialogue. She immediately quoted Anakin as saying, “I don’t like sand. It’s coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere.” I find it amusing that pitiful banter that led to her laughing was her most emotional moment. Watch out boys- you have to step up your game when you woo my daughter.
Next, my giant 6’4 son who is great musician, and is going off to Augustana College next year. Nick’s choice:
Nick was amazed when it was revealed that Kylo Ren was Han Solo’s son. He and a date had gone to see The Force Awakens, and saw it before I did. I quizzed him about the movie and he let slip what happened between father and son. Even knowing this spoiler, I was shocked at how hard it hit me when Kylo betrayed his father. The feels! The tears!
Last but not least, my baby who is an awesome runner and has a sly sense of humor. Lucas’s choice:
Lucas feels that Anakin’s turning fully to the darkside was depressing and led to all the destruction and death in the next movies. Lucas waxed poetic for days about Darth Vader’s last scene in Rogue One, as he thought he was so bad ass. But seeing Anakin’s downfall in Revenge of the Sith on the lava fields, as his last glimmer of good is seemingly extinguished, was his most emotional moment.
I could add so many more emotional moments- I am your Father, Luke’s hand being chopped off, Han Solo being frozen, Ben Kenobi dying, seeing a mature Leia and Han together, and Luke’s appearance as Rey finds him were all very emotional for me. That these movies still shock me, make me laugh, make me cry, make me worry and make me sit at the edge of my seat are a credit to the storytelling and epic scope of this universe.
May The Force Be With You ♥