Star Wars is the essence of pop culture. People all over the world clamor for the next piece of promotional material to get a sneak peek into the next chapter in the saga. But, over time, the franchise has developed a taste for some rather unpleasant situations, leading fans everywhere to groan in displeasure. While the list of the most embarrassing Star Wars moments isn’t limited to the items below, these are undoubtedly the most heinous of all.
Anything with Hayden Christensen or Jake Lloyd
George Lucas’ directing style doesn’t help those who need direction while acting. He rarely talks to actors and his dialogue is wooden to say the least. Unfortunately, Hayden Christensen found these truths out the hard way, becoming a pariah among Star Wars fans. This is not to say that Christensen isn’t a solid actor, anyone who has seen Shattered Glass will echo that sentiment. However, the criticism is understandable here since he’s personally responsible for some truly cringeworthy moments of dialogue and banter. Every single movement is uncomfortable, which probably comes from Lucas forcing him to walk around a giant green screen. But still…
As for Jake Lloyd, well, I really can’t defend him…
Luke Whining on Tatooine
This is the introduction to our hero? C’mon Mark Hamill! I love you to pieces, but you can deliver a line better than this:
Yikes, that certainly belongs in the most embarrassing Star Wars moments.
George Lucas’ Fascination with Racist Voices
Fox gave George Lucas carte blanche for the Prequels. So when he decided to create an expansive world full of crazy characters, he decided to make some aliens that are less than politically correct like:
And this one:
Let’s not forget the the lovely Sandpeople from the original trilogy, either:
And finally, the cream of the crop:
Leia Kissing Luke
Nothing like a little incest to move the story forward! This move was clearly made without planning the future of the saga as we all know how it eventually turned out. And yet,
Midichlorians…Need I Say More?
Padme Losing the Will to Live
So our once strong, independent woman lead that was a ruler over a people has now been relegated to dying of a broken heart after her whiny boyfriend turned evil? That’s literally the opposite of a great character arc, George! You can do better than that!
This Speaks for Itself…
Everything that Includes Jar Jar Binks
This one is pretty self-explanatory.
I Don’t Like Sand…
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