Top 10 Worst Things to Ever Happen to Star Wars

The Top Ten
1 The release of George Lucas's special edits

Many of these edits are actually very good additions but the majority of them are pretty awful. Jabba the Hutt looked more realistic as a puppet than he did as George Lucas's CGI version of him. The terrible and weird alien singers in Jabba's palace are incredibly annoying and unnecessary. And of course, how could we forget Han not shooting first!

While some of them were warranted, there are a notable number of them that absolutely mutilated the films.

SO annoying! And totally unnecessary! You're crapping on a masterpiece, George.

Greedo shot first

2 The release of Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

I agree. I thought this movie was a lot worse than Episode 1. I was actually surprised to find out that almost everyone hates Episode 1 and considers it the worst in the franchise. I actually really like it (except for Jar Jar, but whatever).

If you ask me, this is the only truly bad film in the Star Wars saga. It seems as though everything they did in this film was a huge fail. In my own personal opinion, this is and forever will be the worst thing to ever happen to Star Wars.

Episode 2 was even worse than episode 1, in my opinion. There is nothing relevant to the overall story in this one, aside from introducing the clones. And even THEY don't matter that much in the plot.

It has some problems, and the romance scenes are uncomfortable, but it's still enjoyable and watchable. I'm not saying it's the greatest Star Wars movie but it is still well-done.

3 The release of the Star Wars Holiday Special

I have only watched about ten minutes of this film, and for the first time in my entire life, I have actually had to turn something off because it was too cringy. While this film is easily worse than any other film made in the star wars universe, it's this low as it isn't canon and we really don't have to worry about it.

Guys even George Lucas admits that this was the worst Star Wars film. Now that's saying something if the creator of the Star Wars films doesn't even like the holiday special.

Oh man, was this ever bad. Sure it's not popular, but UGH. by some miracle I survived 30 minutes of this show, and will need moral support to watch more.

Well, it's become obscured and has only been watched by bored die-hard fans, anyways. Not like it's everywhere.

4 The introduction of Jar Jar Binks

Jar Jar was a misunderstood character who was supposed to be a secret sith lord or someone serving the sith. Look up the Darth Jar Jar theories on YouTube and it makes a lot of sense. This theory has been confirmed by one of the people behind the prequel movies. Jar Jar was supposed to be Count Dooku playing as an ideological opponent to Yoda. Jar Jar was introduced poorly so people did not get the full picture of Lucas was going for.

Is it wrong for me to say that I actually like Jar Jar? Keep in mind that I was a kid when 'The Phantom Menace' came out in theatres and Jar Jar appealed to my child-aged self. My continual liking of his character is primarily sentimental and nostalgic and can not be helped. If I watched the movie for the first time today I'd probably hate Jar Jar with a passion.

This unappetizing, annoying, unintelligent, and stupid-looking character ruined the prequels. If he wasn't in them, the prequels (Episode 1 especially) the prequels might have been really good (Let's not to say Revenge of the Sith was boss! )

If only Jinn had left him get run over by the multi troop transport, imagine the pain we could have all been spared from.

5 Disney buying the Star Wars franchise

Disney bought the MCU and managed too boost it to higher levels. When they bought Star Wars, they hired any director that was super succeesful and had no plans where to take any of the movies.
The Siege of Mandalore, the final four episodes of the Clone Wars seventh season is the ONLY good thing in my opinion that Disney has done with Star Wars ever since they got it.

The irony was that Disney boosted the Marvel franchise, but could not get the Star Wars sequel trilogy to be as good as the original. Although I will admit, The Force Awakens did get the most hype out of all movies in 2015 and was not as bad as I thought.

When Disney bought Star Wars, they canceled the my favorite how, the Clone Wars. This was my VERY FIRST experience with Disney Star Wars, a very negative one. The Sequel trilogy was a cash grab and had no plan.

Rian Johnson.
Should not have envisioned the new trilogy as stand alone films. Should have been one team of writers and the same director throughout the new trilogy. Let Johnson go do his indy films and hats the end of that.

6 The rise of prequel haters

Meh I don't dislike all of the prequels. I actually liked The Revenge of the Sith, but the other two did have some good parts to them. In the first prequel there was Qui-Gonn, Darth Maul, and the introduction of Mace Windu. Those were upsides to The Phantom Menace (probably the only upsides to The Phantom Menace but still). Then Attack of the Clones had Ewan MacGregor introduced into the Star Wars universe and once again Samuel L. Jackson. Though those were probably the only upsides to Attack of the Clones. Again I only really liked the third one as a whole and even that had some problems. Yet most of the prequel haters act like the prequels are the worst films ever. No, excuse me have you even seen The Last Airbender. There literally cannot be a worse movie than that one.

The worst group of Star Wars fans are by far the ones that are constantly hating on the prequels. Episode 1 has problems that you can overlook and Episode 3 is one of the best in the series. Do not hate on all of the prequels because George Lucas made some, albeit large, problems with them. The way that they treat these films makes Star Wars harder to enjoy.

Prequel and Sequel haters are so rude and they see one little problem in the movie and crap all over it. Literally they don't like the Star Wars Franchise to be expanded upon and just want to have Star Wars confined to the little Information actually given in the Original Trilogy.

I have ALWAYS loved the prequels, but I feel like I'm always pressured by fans of the OT to NOT like them. I enjoy watching them despite their flaws, and think that they add a lot to the already established Star Wars movies IV - VI. I enjoy the six episodes that George Lucas made, and I choose not to focus on the negativity of those who claim I shouldn't like them if I'm a true Star Wars fan.

7 The death of Han Solo

It was a necessary (and significant) moment that helped boost Episode VII's success as a legitimate Star Wars film, if you ask me. When you give fans something to talk about you're doing something right (in most cases).

I would've been alright with him dying, but the way it was done was just HORRIBLE!
He didn't deserve to be treated like that by his own son.
HOW STUPID!

I'm sure Harrison Ford might've wanted to stop playing Han Solo.

How to kill of a beloved character in the wrong way, insulting the legacy and flippin the middle finger to the fandom.

8 The scenes with Anakin and Padme's romance

I heard an interview somewhere where Lucas said he thought they had "great" chemistry. I'm sorry but, he's a nerd who wouldn't know good chemistry if it bit him in the butt.

These are so uncomfortable as hell. Usually when there a romance scene I turn away and try not to look because it horrible. Romance is just awful by itself

I hate sand. It's rough, irritating, and it gets everywhere!

A love story that is not better than Twilight and no one buys it.
The scenes are so cringey and akward it can almost tear me up. Just watch Mr Plinkkett Review of Episode II and you get everything wrong with this love garbage.

9 The death of Darth Maul

Darth Maul is by far the best villain in Star Wars, he survives countless deadly situations and always comes back. The clone wars in my opinion made him a more loveable character. It wasn't until I saw how ether got rid of him that I got cross. I get why they needed to get rid of him but not in such a stupid way. I really hope they make a Maul movie and put Savage in it, and hopefully re-tell the ending by deleting what happened in Rebels. However if you have to kill Maul off, do it in a better way. It's best that he doesn't die, just to keep his legacy going.

Darth Maul did not die in the Phantom Menace, he survives the fall and spend the next 10-15 years on Lotho Minor, a giant trash dump. He gets his leg replaced with giant metal spider legs. He becomes normal again and takes his brother Savage Opress as his apprentice. He deeply wanted revenge on Kenobi and Palpatine. Palpatine then killed Savage but Maul survived. Later Maul becomes the leader of the shadowy organization Crimson Dawn. He then continues his search for Kenobi with help from an unwitting Ezra Bridger. 2 years before A New Hope Maul find Kenobi on the planet with two suns. Maul and Kenobi have a conversation on Tatooine. After Maul learns Kenobi is protecting Luke, the key to destroying the Sith, Kenobi lights his lightsaber, after three strikes, Maul was killed. He passed away saying: "He will avenge us", referring to Luke.

Yeah, they shouldn't have done that in 'Episode I'. Would have loved to see the guy come back for II and III.

This guy killed LIAM NEESON and he died because of a badluck! Who else can fights against two jedi?

10 The release of Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

The Last Jedi is the most insulting movie I've ever seen!
No matter how bad the prequels are, this movie manages to be worse in its own way. Disrepecting, destroying and ruining Luke Skywalker and his legacy. Wasting time with a dumb plot to a casino and the worst leader in history ever holdo.
To top it of, the director is so arrogant. Beliving he created the greatest movie in history and that everyone should praise him.
The Last Jedi is truly an AWFUL, AWFUL, AWFUL, AWFUL, AWFUL, disgusting, horrible and insulting movie ever!

This is by far the worst film in the franchise. The plot is messy and disjointed, there are no characters worth seeing, there are no interesting Ideas, the comedy sucks, Admiral Holdo and Rose suck, and the ending sucks.

I didn't care about any of the three arcs that made up this film. Rian Johnson really screwed up the process of filmmaking when he tried "Subverting expectations".

Why do so many people hate this movie as much as they hate Attack of the Clones? The plot of this movie was okay and the characters were also okay. This movie wasn't the best, but it was alright. Maybe you hate this movie because of Rose, or you are just a toxic original Star Wars fan. Please stop the hatred to this movie. It wasn't that bad.

How is this not #1?

This movie single-handedly destroyed the entire Star Wars saga. Rian Johnson should never be allowed near anything Star Wars related ever again. There are no words that can truly do justice to the damage this movie has done. It's a Shakespearean level of garbage that has done irreparable damage. It's just sad what this did to Star Wars.

The Contenders
11 The release of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

If I had one word to explain this film it would be lazy. It can be argued that in the last jedi rey isn't a mary sue shes just over powered. In the force awakens shes a mary sue its not a statement but its really a fact. For example rey is able to resist mind tricks from the sith even though she didn't even believe the sith were a real thing only a couple days before that. Rey finds the millennium falcon on a random desert planet and she just so happens to know how to fix it quicker then the man who has used it for decades. Rey can beat kylo ren even though again she didn't know the sith existed only a couple days before. I could go on but you get the point its lazy.

Ugh! Where to begin?... I just hate everything that Disney did to Star Wars. The characters have little to no development (aside from Finn probably), they ruined everything about the Force and how it works, and even actors hated what was done to their characters (Mark Hammil didn't like what they did with Luke, and you can tell that every time he's asked about it.). Everything about Star Wars was completely destroyed with the coming of the sequel trilogy.

I mean I didn't like it but I didn't hate it. This film is sort of how I feel about Revenge of the Sith, it's probably 1% worse but nonetheless both Episodes III and VII are okay at best.

When it went out, Everybody thought it would be good, but it turned out HORRIBLE!
Unoriginal, uncreative, forced, and Predictable.
Never watching it again, Worst movie since the Holiday Special.

12 The introduction of Rose

She's not the worst character introduced in Star Wars, but I think She's more of a background character that was made a main character without much personality or motivation that contributes to the story. I know it sounds aweful but background characters remain background characters for a reason.

I honestly feel so bad for Kelly Marie Tran. Yes, we did not like Rose but it isn't fair that she is getting so much hate.

13 The acting of Hayden Christensen

He is the worst actor of the last 15 years or so, and these were the movies that gave him his shot. While I understand Lucas' dialogue can be unreadable at points, that doesn't excuse how bad Christensen is an actor. No emotion in his delivery whatsoever and he is utterly flat as a result.

It's not that Christensen is a terrible actor, it's just that his average talent, on top of George Lucas's terrible writing made Hayden Christensen one of the most hated figures in Hollywood history, and ultimately a curse upon the face of Star Wars.

My vote for "The Release of Episode II" should have been saved for this one, because there's nothing worse about the prequels than this guy, as far as I'm concerned.

He is not an amazing actor, but I agreed that the writting doesn't help him at all. When he is talking to Padme about sand, even a 10 years old guy has better punch line!

14 The production of the Phineas and Ferb crossover

I can't believe Disney had the nerve to do a crossover with one of the most revered franchises of all time with one of the worst cartoon television series in history. It merely makes a mockery of Star Wars and what made it great in the first place.

You're right. Phineas and Turd was horrible, and it was a huge mockery to Star Wars. I hope the creators of Phineas and Turd see this and take their show off air.

I guess it wasn't horrible, but Phineas and Ferb and Star Wars are two very amazing things. It should have been better.

It wasn't that bad

15 The death of Carrie Fisher

You know this should involve real actors dying too. and
Carrie's death was the Worst thing to happen to Star Wars in history
Kenny Baker,s death, the guy who did R2D2, was tragic too, but Carrie's almost broke the media.

You know this is about to, not in, so reality is involved too.
And No one will EVER forget her death, it was the worst death in 2016, and she was the greatest Star Wars actress who ever lived, and he had a tough life, yet even going through all the tough times, a heart attack isn't something even she would EVER go through.

This NEEDS to be Number One!

Will she have a replacement in episode viii?

16 The acting of Jake Lloyd

I do feel really bad for Jake Lloyd, mainly because I do feel like he had potential. But I'm sorry. If you think that there weren't better child actors out there than you are fooling yourself. Think about the kids from the show "Stranger Things". They are all phenomenal!

I don't think Star Wars should have told us what darth Vader's life was like as a kid. I feel sorry for jake Lloyd because episode 1 was the reason why he stopped acting. He also said that the movie ruins his life.

His acting is over-hated, in my opinion. He's your typical child actor. No better and no worse, if you ask me.

It's actually sad that people Hates him just for his role as Kid Anakin. It must have ruined his life.

17 The main characters dying in Rogue One

This was sad, but not a mistake. It made sense to kill them. Because if they lived, where are they during the original trilogy? Plus it's more realistic. Heroes usually die.

This was in my opinion a very good thing about the film, and it shows the sacrifices and pain that many went through to bring us to a new hope.

It's true, this is a lot more realistic. But the droid was such a good character, I'm just sad he died.

Rogue One was boring

18 The rise of sequel haters

In spite of how bad Prequel haters are, it wouldn't be fair to call them out without calling out the sequel haters. These are the fans of the original trilogy who aren't willing to accept anything that isn't made the way they want them to. These are usually fully grown men.

I enjoy all the star wars films, some more than others of course, but I hate it when I meet another fan and then they say they only like one or two films and can't watch the others. How can they call themselves a fan? Without at least appreciating all of it?

The Fans are just as bad as they sugarcoat the sequels and ignore all of the flaws. They blindly defend Rey despite her being a shallow Mary Sue. Kylo Ren was the only interesting character in the sequels.

19 "I don't like sand."

I don't like sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere.

Get this in top ten

20 The destruction of Anakin's face

Yeah it was beautiful and they destroyed it! Couldn't you destroy every thing else but save the face seriously!

21 Luke wanting the Jedi to end
22 The release of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

You mean the new fandom, it's a kids film.
I didn't even know who Anakin Skywalker was because I had never seen any of the original movies before The Phantom Menace because I had no interest in them, I didn't know Darth Vader's real name, I didn't know it was Darth Vader when he was little. My uncle got me a video tape of The Phantom Menace because he thought I would probably like it so I watched it.

In spite of Phantom Menace not being perfect, I am actually very grateful for Episode 1 as it lead us to so much expansion in the Star Wars universe.

23 Mace Windu's death in Star Wars Episode 3

This is the most embarrassing way to die, he literally takes forever to talk to Darth Sidious as if they're having a cup of tea then Anakin comes in and stands there, talks for like 1 minute and finally Mace does the swing but his arms get cut off by Anakin oh and he also falls off and dies. There are literally so many ways Mace's death could be prevented he could have either killed Darth Sidious ASAP if that didn't work then when he falls off use the force using his one arm left to jump mid-air to another building. Like seriously Mace you're cool and all but that just wasn't cool

I'm not mad that Mace Windu dies so much as I am mad about the way he died.

24 The entire franchise being turned into nothing more than an elaborate scheme to sell toys and other assorted merchandise

This happens to every big movie franchise. If you are that worried about the way Star Wars is being marketed than just focus on the movies.

Um... isn't this every franchise in existence?

25 Anakin Skywalker turning out to be 3PO's creator in the Phantom Menace

Honestly, this isn't a big deal... I never found a problem with this and I don't know why everyone craps on it

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