Top Ten Worst Things to Ever Happen to Star Wars

The Top Ten Worst Things to Ever Happen to Star Wars

1 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. - BKAllmighty

I understand what you're saying. For a long time I loved Jar Jar too. But at some point I guess I grew out of it, and saw ar Jar for what he really was. - GrimmShady

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! ) - MatthewtheMagma

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

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

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. - Jackamalio

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. - GrimmShady

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. - marble

3 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 Jabbas palace are incredibly annoying and unnecessary. And of course, how could we forget Han not shooting first! - GrimmShady

If I'm being honest, Han not shooting first does not bum me out as much as it does other people. I think it makes Han even more of a hero cause dude dodged a blaster bolt from that range. - GrimmShady

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

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

4 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. - GrimmShady

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. - Anonymousxcxc

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

Makes The Phantom Menace looks like The Empire Strikes Back

5 The death of Darth Maul

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.

I think a lot of people will agree with me when I say that Darth Mauls death in the first film is a huge mistake! Imagine how much Obi Wan would have grown if he constantly had to face maul, also known as THE GUY WHO KILLED HIS MASTER AND CLOSEST FRIEND, throuought the prequels. It would have been amazing to see, but alas, George Lucas decided to kill him off at the end of The Phantom Menace. - GrimmShady

Great silent villain, would have preferred he depart alive, so we knew the threat was still there

REST IN PEACE MY BABY BOY! *actually dies in rebels cartoon*

6 The scenes with Anakin and Padme's romance

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 - AlphaQ

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.

They were incredibly bad in Attack of the Clones but they were a bit better in Revenge of the Sith - XtremeNerdz12

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

7 Disney buys the Star Wars franchise

Disney how dare you buy stars wars this movie was owned by 20th century Fox

I think this addition to the list is wrong. Without Disney stepping in, we wouldn't have gotten more Star Wars, at all, let alone actually good movies. - BKAllmighty

I'm glad Disney bought Star Wars! Imagine how terrible the sequels would have been if George made them - GrimmShady

But George Lucas made A New Hope! So technically without him there would be no Star Wars! - darthvadern

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. - anakincane

8 The acting of Hayden Christensen

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. - GrimmShady

His acting is ok, just in the Revenge of the Sith it's actually really good. Just the dialogues are bad written, but that's not his fault.

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. - Mrveteran

I think he significantly improved in Revenge of the Sith - XtremeNerdz12

I think I agree with you. I really don't think he is at all a bad actor, I think he is average. But because he was riding off of George Lucas's terrible script, he ended sounding so horrendous - GrimmShady

9 The acting of Jake Lloyd

To the haters of Jake Lloyd maybe they should've got a teenage Anakin.

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! - GrimmShady

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. - BKAllmighty

10 The rise of prequel haters

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. - GrimmShady

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. - Anonymousxcxc

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. - marble

They (we) were a necessary part of re-directing the franchise in a better direction. Fans need to speak up when they're dissatisfied with something they're passionate about. - BKAllmighty

I am not talking about people who are critical of the prequels. I think we all have our criticisms. I am speaking of the people that "hate" on the prequels. The problem is that the prequels were not all bad! Episode three is the second best film in the entire saga! But because people are so biased about the prequels it constantly gets thrown under the bus, and they treat people who like the prequels like children. In my opinion, it becomes very difficult to enjoy the films at all when people are constantly screaming "terrible movie! " in my ear. - GrimmShady

The Contenders

11 The death of Han Solo

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

He did. He even asked Lucas if Han could be killed off in Return of the Jedi. Of course Lucas said no, but I don't think he wanted to portray Han in The Force Awakens either. - Anonymousxcxc

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). - BKAllmighty

It should be first.

Whoah! Number nine?! It wasn't that bad. - GrimmShady

12 The release of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

I didn't mind the movie. But killing the EU was a terrible mistake because the Thrawn Trilogy is better.

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.

Oh gosh no! The force awakens was a brilliant film and addition to the saga! Why would you submit this? - GrimmShady

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.

13 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.

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

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.

Yeah, That Crossover Sucked - VideoGamefan5

14 The main characters dying in Rogue One

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. - GrimmShady

One of my biggest complaints about this movie - PackOps

Rogue One was boring

Ty for spoiling

15 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.

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

This movie is hands down the worst thing to ever happen to Star Wars.

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.

Absolutely and completely horrible! Pure tripe! enough said.

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".

17 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?

Rip - GrimmShady

Truly Sad

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. - GrimmShady

I wasn't saying that the all fully grown men who like Star Wars are sequel haters, I was just saying that the vast majority of sequel haters are fully grown men who saw Star Wars as kids and won't allow anyone to build on it. - GrimmShady

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 sequel haters don't care how good anything after 1983 is if it isn't the ot they don't like it. They have no respect and can't enjoy the sequels for what they are. "OH HAN SOLO DIES I MUST GO CRAP ON MY FAVORITE FRANCHISE."

They were ok

19 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.

Honestly, while it had minor problems, Phantom Menace was quite good and I find it more enjoyable than A New Hope (I'm so sorry) - marble

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. - GrimmShady

20 The release of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

I hate trolls. - GrimmShady

Actually, that was the best thing, it started the existence of Star Wars, and that means the Original Trilogy to you.

Idiots got onto the list. - DCfnaf

His is stupid. This movie was the original that started it all. Who would ever call it bad.

21 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 - marble

I think one of the problems is that Anakin, this small child, would never have been able to programme 6 million languages into his head. How many languages could Anakin speak? Two. THis is just a theory though, there probably is a way around it - VaticanCameos

22 I don't like sand. - Star Wars

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

Get this in top ten

Not like you... - GrimmShady

23 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!

24 Mace Windu dies 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 - MagmaFox

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

25 Toxic Fanbase
26 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. - GrimmShady

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

27 Star Wars Rebels Star Wars Rebels is an American 3D CGI animated television series produced by Lucasfilm Animation. Set fourteen years after Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and five years before Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, Rebels takes place during an era when the Galactic Empire is securing more.

Stars wars the clone wars series is way better stars wars rebels

Great T.V. show - EmperorPalpatine

28 Emperor Palpatine dies

Emperor palpatine was the greatest emperor in Star was even better than Snoke

29 The release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

This wasn't a bad movie. - LordDovahkiin

30 The Force Awakens haters


31 Luke wanted the Jedi to end
32 The release of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Revenge of the sith was actually a really good film - XtremeNerdz12

Revenge of the Sith is my personal favorite Star Wars film. - GrimmShady

ROTS is actually my favorite Star Wars film to this day... - marble

I mean some people can dislike it. Just one scene doesn't make it great. - Aguythatpeopleignores

33 The release of Star Wars: The Clone Wars

The clone wars movie was a bit of a mess but that's because George Lucas interrupted all of the people working on the T.V. show and was like " Hey guys, take these episodes and make them a movie! " - GrimmShady

Come on Clone Wars T.V. show was Awesome (not the movie which I vaguely remember) - Aguythatpeopleignores

34 Rogue One fanboys

I wouldn't say that I am a Rogue one fanboy, cause it definitely wasn't my favorite. But I get so pissed off when people talk about how terrible Rogue One is because characters were not introduced well. Seriously, why...why?! That is one flaw in a massive movie. - GrimmShady

35 The trailer of Solo: A Star Wars Story tries to make us think Chewie is gonna die even though he obviously won't

Obviously, he won't. Even Kathleen Kennedy can't make promising trailers for this.

36 Kathleen Kennedy plans to make stupid spin-offs that no one wants in the future
37 Anakin's ghost in Blu-ray edition of Return of the Jedi

This is the single worst change to any Star Wars movie!

38 Star Wars: The Clone Wars being made into a TV Series

This was a fantastic show, and proves that not all of George Lucas's ideas for the prequels were bad, - GrimmShady

One of the best things - 445956

39 Count Dooku dies in Episode 3

What lol... Count Dooku couldn't have survived into Episode 4 anyhow! - marble

40 Jabba The Hutt has a baby in Clone Wars

I'm not sure how I feel about this... - GrimmShady

41 Darth Vader saying "NOOOO" in the Blu-ray edition of 'Return of the Jedi'.

It's like George Lucas wanted Darth Vader to be as Cheessey as possible. - GrimmShady

42 The existence of Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi

What was probably said: Tekken is popular right now and everyone loves Star Wars. Hey, let's put Star Wars characters into a crappy Tekken rip-off! Brilliant!

43 The death of Qui-Gon Jinn


44 Where we find out the force is about Midichlorians

Midichlorians had been canon since 1977. What made it suck was George Lucas's inability to write good dialogue. Look at the original pre-release cuts made before the release of each film for the OT to see what I mean.

45 Bringing back old characters in CGI

I like the idea of it and Tarkin looked great! But I gotta admit, they should have put more effort into making Princess Leia. She looked absolutely dismal. - GrimmShady

46 The death of Emperor Palpatine
47 Snoke's Death in The Last Jedi
48 Emperor Palpatine Sheev Palpatine (also known by his Sith identity Darth Sidious and publicly as Senator Palpatine, then Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, and later Emperor Palpatine) is a fictional character and one of the primary antagonists of the Star Wars franchise, mainly portrayed by Ian McDiarmid.

Easily the worst thing to ever happen to Star Wars. He’s almost as hated almost fans as jar jar and I don’t blame them.

49 Star Wars: Episode IX - The Return of Skywalker
50 The Release of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
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