This Happens In Every Star Wars Movie And You Never Noticed

This Happens In Every Star Wars Movie And You Never Noticed


Even without the iconic prologue crawl or
that classic “A long time ago…” text that precedes most entries in the saga, most people
could be dragged into a theater showing a Star Wars film they’ve never seen and still
know exactly what they were watching within moments. Here’s why. Something really, really bad always happens
pretty much every time a bottomless shaft appears in a Star Wars movie. If the saga’s heroes had any sense at all,
they would’ve learned by now that whenever they walk into a room with a bottomless shaft,
they need to turn around and run the hell away. Qui-Gon meets his violent end at the foot
of one of these impossibly long tunnels in Phantom Menace. Both halves of Darth Maul plummet down one
of those shafts, just like Darth Vader hurls the Emperor down one in Return of the Jedi. Luke miraculously survives a drop down Cloud
City’s bottomless shaft in The Empire Strikes Back, and Obi-Wan hops over one to turn off
the Death Star’s tractor beam in A New Hope. The heroes of Rogue One also climb up one
to get hold of the Death Star plans. And then there’s The Force Awakens frankly,
Han should have known better than to walk out over one. The shafts of Star Wars are legion, and if
you see one, you’re probably in big trouble. Star Wars movies tend to be bad for limbs
and probably very kind to black market prosthetics dealers. Someone loses a limb in most entries, and,
whether you’re watching the movies based on theatrical release or in chronological order,
it’s not going to take long before someone loses something very important to them. Darth Maul loses everything below his waist
in Phantom Menace and is revealed to have survived the ordeal in the Star Wars: The
Clone Wars animated series, even making a cameo in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Anakin Skywalker says goodbye to the first
of many soon-to-be-lost limbs when Count Dooku relieves him of an arm in Attack of the Clones,
and he loses the remaining arm and both legs in Revenge of the Sith. No major characters lose limbs in A New Hope,
though Obi-Wan does leave a cantina bully’s bloody arm on the bar and later loses his
entire body, if you wanna count that. Luke takes off a Wampa’s hairy arm in Empire
Strikes Back, his father sends Luke’s hand spinning down a shaft later in the film, and
Luke pays him back by taking off one of Vader’s already replaced hands in Return of the Jedi. Neither of the newest trilogy’s released entries
feature limb loss, but both had deleted scenes with amputations. Chewbacca tears off Unkar Plutt’s arm in a
snipped Force Awakens scene, and The Last Jedi originally had Captain Phasma’s hand
sliced off by Finn just before her death. First introduced in Empire Strikes Back, Yoda
has proven to be one of the most popular and oft-quoted characters in the Star Wars mythos. From his first scenes in Empire, the Jedi
Master earned a reputation as a near-bottomless font of wisdom. “Great warrior? Wars not make one great, hm?” Although, with the advent of CGI and the release
of Attack of the Clones, the syntax-challenged Jedi was able to prove himself a badass warrior
as well. But Yoda’s also part of a Star Wars tradition
that doesn’t begin or end on Dagobah. Almost every entry in the franchise includes
at least one character like Yoda someone who initially seems physically unimpressive, but
ultimately proves to not only be an expert warrior but a source of great wisdom and usually
information about the mysterious Force even if the character isn’t a Jedi. A New Hope gave us Obi-Wan, the oldest hero
in the film’s ragtag group who nevertheless easily saves Luke from Ponda Baba and later
fights Darth Vader in a lightsaber duel. Yoda fills the role in both Empire and Return
of the Jedi, as well as appearing in all of the prequel films. Chirrut Imwe is arguably the most formidable
hand-to-hand combatant to appear in Rogue One as well as being the most vocal supporter
of the Force in the film. The enigmatic Maz Kanata plays the part in
the newest trilogy, even though her connection to the Jedi, if there is any, hasn’t yet been
revealed. People have a lot of fun flying in Star Wars. That’s not to say they shouldn’t have fun,
especially since they’re usually just a few minutes away from having their arms chopped
off and thrown down a bottomless shaft. Why not make the most of it? But it’s still kinda remarkable just how much
fun they’re having, and there’s an almost endless stream of “wahoos” and “yee-has” to
be heard throughout the saga’s many stories. And they usually happen in the cockpit of
a spaceship. Whether it’s Han celebrating finally taking
out a TIE fighter or even the young Anakin Skywalker belting out the occasional “wahoo”
while threading through Trade Federation droid fighters, Star Wars heroes really like to
yell even when they’re having a really bad day. Take Finn, who, when he first escapes the
clutches of the First Order with Poe, is wahooing up and down the dark void of space as he and
his new buddy both narrowly escape death. While the Star Wars galaxy boasts a wide variety
of planets, the planets themselves don’t tend to offer a wide variety of climates and terrains. In fact, the worlds of Star Wars tend to be
planets of extremes. While our own Earth has a few deserts, for
example, if there’s a desert on a planet in a Star Wars film then it’s likely because
the entire planet is a desert like the recurring setting of Tatooine or Force Awakens’ Jakku. If there’s ice and snow on the planet, there’s
ice and snow everywhere, like the frigid planet Hoth in the beginning of Empire Strikes Back. There’s the swamp planet Dagobah, the ocean
planet Kamino, and the volcano planet Mustafar in Revenge of the Sith. The final location in Return of the Jedi is
even referred to as the “Forest Moon of Endor,” in case visitors aren’t quite sure of what
extreme and singular environment they should expect. Speaking of extreme planets, how about this? No matter what the story is about or who the
lead character is, the Star Wars saga just keeps on bringing us back to one of two desert
planets. Usually it’s Tatooine, though Tatooine is
replaced by the equally desolate and arid Jakku in The Force Awakens. Even The Rise of Skywalker is poised to add
to Star Wars’ roster of desert planets, with the strange, rocky world of Pasaana. Now, it is a little surprising that Tatooine
in particular features quite so much in the Star Wars mythos, if for no other reason than
a series set in a galaxy chock full of planets inhabited by intelligent life keeps swinging
back to the same dry ball of sand. “Well, if there’s a bright center to the universe
you’re on the planet that it’s farthest from.” While the question of Tattoine’s specific
connection to the Force has yet to be directly addressed in the films, it would be surprising
if its recurring appearances had nothing to do with a strong connection to the Force. From Luke’s training on Dagobah in Empire
Strikes Back and Rey’s time spent on Ahch-To [AHK-toe] in The Last Jedi, we know certain
places in the universe are particularly strong with the Force. Considering Tatooine is the birthplace of
Anakin Skywalker, the childhood home of Luke Skywalker, and the decades-long hiding place
of Obi-Wan Kenobi, it’s probably fair to say that the place has at least some kind of significant
connection to the Force as a whole. The universe is a big place and the Star Wars
galaxy hides many titans. Star Wars boasts enough giant monsters to
fill the cast of any decent Godzilla flick. Unlike most of the monsters in Godzilla, though,
Star Wars titans are weirdly good at hiding; especially considering their size. Often, these monsters even appear as naturally
occurring parts of the terrain. Most famously, there’s the Mighty Sarlacc
of Return of the Jedi who swallows Boba Fett and dozens of Jabba the Hutt’s henchmen. From afar, the Sarlacc looks like nothing
more than a huge hole in the ground, but once you get close enough to spot the teeth and
the tendrils, you’re probably already lunch. Equally sneaky is the gargantuan space slug
of Empire Strikes Back, who almost makes a meal of the heroes when Han mistakes the beast’s
insides for a cave. Then there’s the dianoga the beast who almost
drags Luke to his death in the trash compactor scene of A New Hope — and who mostly appears
off-screen. The Rancor, though not exactly as cleverly
hidden as the Sarlacc or the space slug, is kept out of sight for its first few scenes
in Return of the Jedi. There are also the multiple aquatic giants
who threaten the heroes of Phantom Menace as they navigate Naboo’s waterways. And then, of course, there’s the massive,
tentacled Summa-verminoth, who tries to devour the Millennium Falcon in Solo. Droids don’t do what droids are supposed to
do. Or, more commonly, they do what they’re supposed
to do but only after complaining about it for a really long time. C-3P0 is constantly arguing against the heroes’
plans, and R2-D2 is usually preoccupied with some secret mission. In Rogue One, K-2 second-guesses all of Cassian’s
decisions and sets himself up as the authority on who can and who cannot be trusted, while
in Solo, L3 is more concerned with starting a droid revolution than with being helpful. Ironically, perhaps the best evidence of this
is in the rare example of a droid doing what it’s supposed to do. In Phantom Menace, R2-D2 is introduced as
one of a number of droids who are dispatched to repair Queen Amidala’s ship
while under fire. R2 is the only droid to survive and manages
to fix the ship’s hyperdrive. Later, Amidala thanks the droid for its service
and orders it be specially cleaned as a reward. Which means, apparently, a droid doing precisely
what it was designed to do is such a rare occurrence in the Star Wars narrative that
when it actually happens, any nearby humans feel the need to set up a freaking awards
ceremony. The Mos Eisley Cantina from A New Hope is
the setting of one of the franchise’s most well-remembered scenes and also one of its
most replicated. Similar hives “of scum and villainy” can be
found in just about every Star Wars film. Jabba’s palace in Return of the Jedi is basically
a larger, grander version of the Mos Eisley Cantina. In one of Attack of the Clones’ few genuinely
funny moments, Obi-Wan uses his Jedi mind trick to convince a drug dealer in a bar on
Coruscant to rethink his path in life. Fittingly, Solo features almost nothing but
these places of ill repute, starting with the crime boss lair Han escapes on Corellia,
the casino on Vandor where Han first meets Lando, and later the bar on Numidian Prime
where Han finally wins the Millenium Falcon from Lando. Shortly after Han meets Finn and Rey in The
Force Awakens, he brings them to Maz Kanata’s cantina-esque castle on Takodana. And while its leader and soldiers were extremist
rebels rather than bounty hunters and criminals, Saw Gerrera’s stronghold on Jedha felt a lot
like Jabba’s Palace. Then there are the examples that seem more
“upscale,” but are nevertheless just as villainous like Dryden Vos’ yacht in Solo and the casino
that caters to the super rich residents of Canto Bight in The Last Jedi. They’re fancy, sure, but that doesn’t make
them any nicer. Obviously, if you’re going to have a bunch
of hives of scum and villainy in your galaxy-spanning epic, you’re going to need some actual scum
and villains populate them. Luckily, the Star Wars mythos has no shortage
of smugglers, bounty hunters, organized crime bosses, and other assortments of crooks and
criminals. Han Solo pretends to be the very picture of
apathy in the face of the Empire’s many crimes, but eventually his heroism does shine through. Lando joins him in Empire Strikes Back, and
Solo introduces us to even more rogues like Beckett and Val. Cassian of Rogue One is a different kind of
scoundrel, though. While Solo acts as if he only cares about
himself but nevertheless always winds up doing the right thing, Cassian tends to do the wrong
thing for completely unselfish reasons like when he murders another rebel operative in
the beginning of Rogue One to stop him from being captured and revealing rebel secrets. Or when he becomes more than willing to murder
Galen Erso for the sake of the rebellion. One of the most recent additions to Star Wars’
list of famous scoundrels is DJ in The Last Jedi. With DJ, the storytellers turned the usual
figure of the Star Wars scoundrel on its head. The audience is led to believe that DJ is
another reluctant hero simply feigning selfishness, but he turns out to be exactly what he seems
betraying Finn and Rose to the mercies of the First Order. One of the funniest ironies of the Star Wars
saga is just how many of its major characters have no idea who their parents are. In our comparatively technologically primitive
real world, just about anyone in the United States could mail a DNA sample off and potentially
find out what part of the world their ancestors hailed from. But in a galaxy far, far away, technology
seems to be far superior to our own and no one seems to have heard of DNA testing. While speculation about Rey’s parents is still
running wild, she’s hardly the first character in the saga to face a mystery surrounding
her birth. Luke Skywalker learns Darth Vader is his father
at the end of Empire Strikes Back, and Leia who, unlike Luke, has met who she believes
to be her biological father and has less reason to believe there was anything mysterious at
all about her birth learns she’s Luke’s sister in Return of the Jedi. Then, of course, there’s Vader himself. In Phantom Menace, Anakin’s mother Shmi tells
Qui-Gon her son has no biological father. One day she wasn’t pregnant, and the next
day she was, without any inciting event. And that’s about as mysterious as it gets. A Star Wars movie with no lightsaber fighting
is surely no Star Wars movie at all. “An elegant weapon from a more civilized age.” In the earliest films, the duel usually takes
place toward the end. Obi-Wan battles Vader in A New Hope, Luke’s
Empire Strikes Back fight with Vader is perhaps the most iconic of all the duels, and, once
he’s fully trained, Luke proves his skills superior to Vader’s in Return of the Jedi. The prequels brought us the manically choreographed
battle between Darth Maul, Qui-Gon, and Obi-Wan in Phantom Menace. Obi-Wan and Anakin are both humbled by Count
Dooku in Attack of the Clones, though they’re saved when Yoda busts out his crazy lightsaber
skills for the first time on-screen. Revenge of the Sith was the first film to
deliver a duel right at the beginning a rematch between Anakin and Dooku along with the Jedi
Council’s doomed attempt to capture Palpatine, General Grievous’ four-armed assault on Obi-Wan,
Yoda’s fight with Palpatine, and Kenobi’s victory over Anakin on Mustafar. The Force Awakens was the first time the series
portrayed a woman on either side of a lightsaber duel, as Rey takes on Kylo Ren, after the
latter easily defeats Finn. Weirdly, there’s little saber-on-saber action
in The Last Jedi. Kylo and Rey fight back-to-back against Snoke’s
Elite Praetorian Guard, Finn uses an energy baton rather than a lightsaber when he attacks
Phasma, and the Luke who faces Kylo at the end of the film turns out to not have been
there in the first place. The only instance in which one lightsaber
physically clashes with another actually takes place during a flashback. Star Wars climaxes tend to follow one particular
multi-layered formula, in the sense that there’s usually one main conflict made up of two or
three smaller battles. Usually, there’s at least one large-scale
military clash, contrasted against a much more personal one-on-one fight. Return of the Jedi establishes the formula:
on Endor, the Ewoks and the rebel ground forces fight the Imperial troops to take out the
Death Star’s shield generators, and in space the rebel fleet clashes with the Imperial
TIE fighters and Star Destroyers. Meanwhile, on the Death Star, Luke and Vader
cross lightsabers one last time. The formula returns in Phantom Menace. The Gungan army faces off against the droids
on Naboo, Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon have their fateful duel with Darth Maul in the Palace, while
Naboo fighters battle the Trade Federation’s droid ships in space. Likewise, the end of The Force Awakens is
split between the rebel fleet’s attempt to take out Starkiller Base and the lightsaber
duel in the snow. Rogue One’s tragic final clash depicts yet
another space battle, a large-scale ground assault, and the efforts of Jyn, Cassian,
and K2SO to find and transmit the Death Star plans. Revenge of the Sith is one of the few entries
to not include a huge military battle — instead going back and forth between the Obi-Wan and
Vader duel on Mustafar, and the fight between Yoda and Palpatine on Coruscant. A New Hope’s all-out assault on the Death
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  1. Is it a bigger and more powerful death star comes along but then is blown up in the end… cause if so I think we’ve all noticed

  2. The reason there are so many desert planets is there have been space faring races for thousands of years, there have been a lot of planets that have been strip mined of all their resources of real value and left for dead. Only descendants of people unable to leave when corporations pulled out still populate most of these worlds.

  3. The empire's architects LOVE heights.
    BTW: you forgot the dream sequence in Empire where Luke cuts off Vader's head, where it blows up and reveals Luke's face inside the helmet.

  4. I personally feel that solo to some what of a degree is a prequel to episode 1 the phantom menace, infact it probably is, I mean with darth maul appears at the end of episode 1 to of lost his legs and yet in solo he had legs makes this theroy the only way possible

  5. Sorry guys, there far more better franchises than starwars politics…………

    Looper: we don't give a shit

  6. "this happens in every star wars film"
    >First thing is bottomless shafts, something that wasn't in aotc, anh, or tlj.

    Enough with this clickbaiting garbage already.

  7. Did you watch Revenge of the Sith? It starts out in a huge space battle where Obi-Wan and Anakin infiltrate Grievous ship. Besides the fact that the whole movie timeline is in the middle of a galactic Civil War

  8. You know what’s cooler fact than all of the videos you’ve put out this week?
    The girl who plays Judith Grimes on The Walking Dead played young Rey in her flashback of her parents leaving

  9. Aren’t those Purgel’s in Solo if not that’s Columbia AF considering they closed out Rebel’s with them!!!

  10. Notice what? That the master takes on an apprentice, who becomes a master, then takes on an apprentice to battle an old apprentice, who is now a master, & both master & apprentice try to turn each other? No……..I've never noticed that.

  11. So here's the Star Wars Episode 9 script: Jedi fight @ bottomless shafts, someone lost limbs, saved by unlikely warriors, escape together to planets of extremes with couple of Wahoos, desert force awakened scene to fight some hidden titans, and new droids naughtily leads the survivors to a wretched hive while the scoundrels giving mysterious births to unidentified life form which result in the final light saber duel the end.

  12. You idiots. Do you even know what the word “bottomless” means? I’m sure all those shafts had bottoms to them.

  13. This is a seriously obvious, & BAD, video. EVERYONE noticed this shit. There are countless videos. None are this bad though. This channel is just terrible. Pure Schlock.

  14. Is that really enough to believe tattooine has a connection to the force? Yeah anakin was born there but Luke only grew up there because of his aunt and uncle and obi wan went there to watch over luke

  15. People shoot guns, there are droids and space ships. All things that happen in Star Wars movies and you never noticed.
    Looper. I thank you.

  16. You forgot to mention that in every Star Wars movie, somebody says “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.” Not entirely sure of “There’s too many of them!”

  17. This Happens In Every Star Wars Movie And You Never Noticed
    ______ Happens In Every Star Wars Movie And You Never Noticed
    Lightsaber duels Happen In Every Star Wars Movie And You Never Noticed

    ….uh….

  18. They made a mistake in this video they said in the phantom menace R2D2 fixes the hyper drive on the outside of the ship but that is wrong he fixes the shields

  19. Forest moon of Endor tells me two things: 1. forest moons are rare enough to bring it up in titling where they're at. 2. Endor is the name of the planet that the moon orbits. Between the facts that it's a rare moon type and that moons themselves get named, why doesn't anyone seem to know the name of that particular moon.

  20. ROGUE ONE, could have been a classic had it been more better edited and a more balanced script. The retakes/ 2nd half were brilliant and emotional and wholly fuck THAT ENDING THOUGH !!.We all feared Vader once more after this movie, huh??

  21. The one thing that has we wondering is how Tatooine has Oxygene.
    You never see a shred of plantlife, trees or oceans, which as we know from our own little blue marble in the universe, is the key for producing Oxygene.

  22. "ROTS is one of the few entries to not show a military battle".
    Battle of Coruscuant exists
    There's a lot of things this guy missed. You can tell he was just reading from a script someone gave him that probably saw every movie only once.

  23. Excellent! Most Excellent! a couple of questions if you don't mind, 1. Will they ever include the Chewie/Unkar Plunkt arm removal in a bluray deleted scenes(or be still my heart) actually included in the re-edited/directors cut of the movie? and 2. Will we find out Shmi is really Rey in ep 9? Thanks in advance for your assistance.

  24. Wow. As a society we’re running the well pretty damn dry. If this is what is considered new content, we’re screwed. This is just mindless clips. Yes, we did notice all of that. We did before you did. That’s why you made the video.

    Wow.

  25. nothing bad happened when Obie wan was over the shaft turning off the shield generator I don't see how that fits in this equation

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