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Our 5 Favorite Star Wars Moments

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Tomorrow night is Star Wars Night at Coca-Cola Field, where you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. 20,000 people gathered in a ballpark to catch a glimpse of Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Stormtroopers and the rest of the memorable characters created over 35 years ago. In honor of Star Wars Night here’s our our top 5 moments from this epic movie. Believe me when I say it could have been much more (I find your lack of faith disturbing).

1. Han Solo’s Classic Move

Faced with a life and death scenario and about to be frozen in carbonite, the usually unemotional Leia Organa gives in to her feeling to tell Han Solo she loves him. Han’s response: “I know”. Classic move. Probably wouldn’t work so well in real life though.

2. Clumsy Stormtroopers

When Luke’s family is killed, Ben Kenobi brags about the precision of Stormtroopers blasters, but these guys can’t seem to hit the side of Bantha from 50 paces. Despite being armed with heavy artillery and the Empires best technology these clones drop after one blaster shot and are easily beaten down by Ewoks with Rocks. Turns out they’re clumsy too. Watch the Stormtroopers in Episode 4 when they enter the computer station where C-3P0 and R2-D2 are holed up as the one in the back bangs his head against the blast doors. Hi-Larious!

3. Luke, I Am Your Father

The line is actually “No, I am your father!” but has been warped through parody and pop culture cliche, but just remember how powerful that line felt when Vader first uttered it. Yea, you screamed NOOOOOOOOO! just like Luke. Then you screamed it again once you figured out just how sick it was that he had a make-out session with his sister. Awkward.

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4. Han saves the day

Darth Vader locks into Luke Skywalker’s X-wing, adjusts the dial on his game of pong flight controller and declares “I have you now!“.  Oh, really. Don’t think so, cause the galactic cowboy Han Solo just busted a cap in your wingman’s ass and sent you spinning helplessly into space while you scream like a bad Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonator. “Who-the-what-the?” Luke, freed from Vader’s clutches, bulls-eyes that heating duct just like a womp rat in a T-16, destroying the Death Star. Hate to be that tie pilot if he survived. Hate to be Luke Skywalker’s Tattoine Neighbor if I left my pet womp rat outside.

5. The Boba Nod

Guess you could call Boba Fett the silent but deadly type (he has like 5 lines in the movies). Never has a character had so little screen time and been so revered. This is one bad bounty hunter. But one nod from the Fett is instant respect. He’s uber cool, has a sweet ride and was the perfect adversary to Han Solo. To bad they’re mortal enemies, cause they could’ve cleaned up with the space girls in the Mos Eisley Cantina.

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