May The 4th Be With You. Always.
Happy May the 4th fellow Star Wars fans! Whether you’re an old fan, a new fan, or a casual observer of events from a galaxy far, far away, today is Star Wars Day!
The total watch-time for Episodes I-IX – now named the Skywalker Saga – is 17 hours and 57 minutes. Obviously, this is a struggle to sit through in one day, even for a dedicated Jedi. This year I decided to make a weekend of it. I watched the prequel trilogy on Saturday & Sunday, ready to watch the original trilogy today. I recently bought the 18 disc Skywalker Saga boxset on Blu-Ray, and I’m hoping I’ll get to fit some of the bonus content in too!
Star Wars has been a part of my life from birth – my dad and uncle are huge fans – so naturally all us kids were enrolled into the Jedi Academy. I only recently started celebrating May the 4th, and this is the first year I’m dedicating the whole day to it.
I’ll be making sure the sequel trilogy gets some love too! I’m excited to see what bonus content is released for Episode IX, especially the feature focused on the adorable new droid D-O! I’ve also scheduled periodic breaks in between films for Battlefront II, which is a fun way to get a taste of the whole saga.
I’ll also be sharing Star Wars memories over on my Instagram stories, including highlights from my recent trip to Disneyland Paris during their Legends of the Force season! In honour of May the 4th, I thought I’d share a few of my favourite moments from the saga here in this post!
Duel of the Fates
This is the Star Wars moment I remember most from my childhood. I used to be terrified of Darth Maul, so I watched this scene from behind the sofa a lot as a kid. It’s also easily one of the best examples of score composer John Williams’ mastery.
‘Into the garbage chute, flyboy!’
Carrie Fisher was one of my icons growing up and this is one of my favourite scenes in the original trilogy. Leia quick-thinking saves the day and proved she was far from a damsel-in-distress.
’Chewie, We’re Home’
This moment is one of the most goosebump-worthy scenes in Star Wars history. Han Solo and Chewbacca are my favourite bromance in the saga, and this moment of them returning to their beloved Millennium Falcon is just so sweet.
An eerily calm Vader takes out a fleet of helpless rebels, but does not manage to stop the Death Star plans falling into the hands of everyone’s favourite princess. One of the most epic, brutal and bittersweet moments in Star Wars history
The Wrong Jedi
As incredibly sad as this scene is, it begins the story of an new, independent and very iconic Ahsoka Tano. Ahsoka is probably my favourite Star Wars character ever, and this is one of her most powerful scenes.
Bonus: The Best Baby
Baby Yoda – need I say more?
How are you celebrating May the 4th this year? Leave me a comment and let me know! Wanna read some of my other film posts? Click here!