The lights are on
Do you like Star Wars? are you a megafan who feels strongly about a particular movie or character? or are you just into the starfighters and lightsabers?. Whatever category you fall into, you'll find something here.
The idea is simple really, what are your favorite space and land battles from the Star Wars movies and TV series, they have to be considered cannon by LucasArts. Oh, no video-games battles unless they where featured on a movie or are part of the TV series.
SPOILERS for Star Wars.
In no particular order:
1. Battle of Yavin 4.
The first battle of the series is also the best. While I was a little boy I was sad at the casualties the Rebel Alliance took here and I was happy that they won at the end. During that time i had not joined the dark Side. The stakes of the battle where high, the Rebellion fails, and the Death Star destroys them and every other planets that show some kind of signs of Rebellion. It has been shown in a lot of video games such as Lego Star Wars Original Trilogy and Rogue Squadron II.
2. Battle of Hoth
The introduction of the dreaded AT-AT's to the Star Wars universe, the battle culminates in an imperial victory, and seeing those Rebel soldiers being gunned down by the walkers was just sad.The battle itself was epic and it has been featured in almost every game that takes place during this period, Star Wars Battlefront 1 and 2, Lego Star Wars, Rogue Squadron 2 and 3.
3. Battle of Umbara
Featured on the 4rth season of The Clone Wars show, this battle was so big, it got divided into four parts. The feeling I got was that this is a battle similar to the Vietnam War in how it was fought by the 501st (the best) and the 212th. The show was great and all but when we got that twist concerning Pong Krell, well you will have to see it to believe it.
4. Battle of Curuscant
I will never forget the opening of the 2005 Revenge of the Sith movie, and to add value for the battle, LucasArts made an animated series that ended right where this battle commenced. It was a great moment seeing all those ships exploding and crashing to each other, and the fight keep going even after the main characters crashed into a landing ramp.
5. Battle of Kashyyyk
The single best and until now amphibious assault in the Star Wars universe. Okay, Chewbacca planet is under attack by those dirty droids that appeared in Ep. 1, and it is up to Yoda, Luminara Unduli, the Commandos from Delta Squad, Quilan Vos and the 41st Elite to help drive the forces back. Then Order 66 was activated....
6. Battle of Utapau
This battle take the cake in an already tense movie, we know that Grievous dies, we know that the clones turn against their Generals, but you know what? How this battle started and ended defined my moments of enjoyment with the film. Seeing as how the Rep. troops and vehicles arrived to the scene, the fight between Kenobi and Grievous and the first attack from a loyal Cone Commander (how could you Cody, he was your CO, and a friend who just 2 seconds ago you returned his Lightsaber) to kill his General and thus starting the Great Jedi Purge.
What are your favorite battles?
Great thread, Luis! Very well put together.
You definitely picked some epic confrontations.... I think I would add the invasion of Geonosis on the list. (As seen in the second season of the clone wars)
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