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.

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.

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 because 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.

4 The introduction of Jar Jar Binks

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

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

I don't need to explain this one to you. If you have watched the Star Wars films, then this one speaks for itself.

5 Disney buying the Star Wars franchise

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.

Disney bought the MCU and managed to boost it to higher levels. When they bought Star Wars, they hired any director that was super successful and had no plans for where to take 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.

6 The rise of prequel haters

Meh, I don't dislike all of the prequels. I actually liked Revenge of the Sith, but the other two did have some good parts. In the first prequel, there was Qui-Gon, Darth Maul, and the introduction of Mace Windu. Those were upsides to The Phantom Menace (probably the only upsides, but still).

Then Attack of the Clones had Ewan McGregor introduced into the Star Wars universe and once again, Samuel L. Jackson. 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.

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.

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. Usually when there's a romance scene, I turn away and try not to look because it's horrible. Romance is just awful by itself.

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

9 The death of Darth Maul

Darth Maul did not die in "The Phantom Menace." He survived the fall and spent the next 10-15 years on Lotho Minor, a giant trash dump. He got his legs replaced with giant metal spider legs. He became normal again and took his brother Savage Opress as his apprentice. He deeply wanted revenge on Kenobi and Palpatine. Palpatine then killed Savage, but Maul survived. Later, Maul became the leader of the shadowy organization Crimson Dawn. He continued his search for Kenobi with help from an unwitting Ezra Bridger.

Two years before "A New Hope," Maul found Kenobi on the planet with two suns. Maul and Kenobi had a conversation on Tatooine. After Maul learned Kenobi was protecting Luke, the key to destroying the Sith, Kenobi lit his lightsaber. After three strikes, Maul was killed. He passed away saying, "He will avenge us," referring to Luke.

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

This is by far the worst film in the franchise. The plot is messy and disjointed. There are no characters worth seeing, no interesting ideas, and 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."

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 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 awful, 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.

12 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. She's just overpowered. In The Force Awakens, she's a Mary Sue. It's not a statement but a fact.

For example, Rey is able to resist mind tricks from the Sith even though she didn't even believe the Sith were real a couple of days before that. Rey finds the Millennium Falcon on a random desert planet and just so happens to know how to fix it quicker than 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 of days before. I could go on, but you get the point - it's lazy.

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 as an actor. He shows no emotion in his delivery whatsoever and 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.

14 The acting of Jake Lloyd

I do feel really bad for Jake Lloyd, mainly because I feel like he had potential. But I'm sorry. If you think that there weren't better child actors out there, then 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 ruined 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.

15 The death of Carrie Fisher

You know, this should involve real actors dying too. 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 reality too, not just in the movies. 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. She had a tough life, and even going through all the tough times, a heart attack isn't something you expect.

This NEEDS to be Number One!

16 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.

17 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 of Star Wars. I hope the creators of Phineas and Turd see this and take their show off the air.

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

18 Luke wanting the Jedi to end
19 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. 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 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?

20 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. 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 videotape 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 led us to so much expansion in the Star Wars universe.

21 The entire franchise being turned into nothing more than an elaborate scheme to sell toys and other assorted merchandise
22 Anakin Skywalker turning out to be 3PO's creator in the Phantom Menace
23 "I don't like sand."

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

24 The destruction of Anakin's face

Yeah, it was beautiful, and they destroyed it! Couldn't you destroy everything else but save the face, seriously?

25 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, stands there, talks for like one minute, and finally Mace swings his lightsaber. His arms get cut off by Anakin, and he falls off and dies.

There are literally so many ways Mace's death could have been prevented. He could have either killed Darth Sidious ASAP. If that didn't work, when he fell off, he could have used the Force with 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.

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