Top Ten Worst Things to Ever Happen to Star Wars


The Top Ten

1 The introduction of Jar Jar Binks

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.

Jar Jar used to be the worst character to be put in Star Wars. But then Episode 8 came out and introduced us to Rose. - MegaSoulhero

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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

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

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).

The prequels in general suck

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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

Oh, that Special Edition - VideoGamefan5

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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

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5 The death of Darth Maul

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

If they kept Maul for the first three movies, they prequels may have been better. - cjWriter1997

For that they made him reappear on Clone Wars. - Aguythatpeopleignores

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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

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7 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

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

Stupid list

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8 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! - 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

He wasn't terrible - PackOps

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9 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

I've never hated the Prequels. Revenge of the Sith is my second favorite Star Wars movie, next to The Empire Strikes back. - LordDovahkiin

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10 Disney buys the Star Wars franchise

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

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.

Worst thing to ever happen - MagmaFox

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The Newcomers

? The introduction of Rose

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.

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.

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

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

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. - Anonymousxcxc

I'm sorry but this was just a more Tumblr-friendly rehash of "A New Hope"

It's not bad, but it's bound to be good if it was basically A New Hope, with different characters. - LordDovahkiin

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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

Ty for spoiling

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

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15 The death of Carrie Fisher

Will she have a replacement in episode viii?

Rip - GrimmShady

16 The release of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

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

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

17 The Release of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

I hate trolls. - GrimmShady

Idiots got onto the list. - DCfnaf

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

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

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18 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

19 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

20 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."

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