POLL RESULTS: What is the best scene in Star Wars: A New Hope?
Earlier this week, ComingSoon.net asked audiences to vote on their favorite scene from Star Wars: A New Hope, the iconic first installment in the long-running sci-fi adventure franchise, and the responses came flooding in fast, closing out with over 8200 votes! Check out the results below!
- Luke and the Twin Suns (22%, 1830 votes)
Battle of Yavin (15%, 1275 votes)
Obi-Wan/Darth Vader Duel (10%, 830 votes)
Darth Vader Force Choke: “I find your lack of faith disturbing” (10%, 829 votes)
Leia Rescue/Trash Compactor (7%, 602 votes)
Unsurprisingly, the iconic shot of protagonist Luke Skywalker looking longingly in the distance at Tattooine’s twin suns setting has taken the number one spot with a very large margin of over 1800 votes from our readers, followed by the exhilarating and climactic Battle of Yavin, which received nearly 1300 votes. The two were followed by the classic sequence in which Ben, aka Obi-Wan, Kenobi duels Darth Vader aboard the Death Star, Vader using the Force choke power on one of his soldiers and the rescue of Princess Leia, in which the heroes find themselves trapped in a trash compactor. The rest of the results are as follows:
- Rebel Blockade Runner Opening (7%, 569 votes)
- Cantina Scene/Han Solo Intro (7%, 552 votes)
- Millennium Falcon vs Tie Fighters Escape (5%, 396 votes)
- Han Shoots Greedo (5%, 392 votes)
- Obi-Wan Explains The Force to Luke (4%, 310 votes)
- R2 Plays “Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi” Message (3%, 240 votes)
- Rebel Medal Ceremony/Ending (2%, 172 votes)
- Luke & Leia Kiss/Swing on a Rope (2%, 130 votes)
- Alderaan is Destroyed by the Death Star (1%, 83 votes)
- Chewie and the Bots Play Holochess (Dejarik) (1%, 59 votes)
- Jabba Confronts Han (Special Edition) (0%, 21 votes)
The Star Wars franchise has been running for 43 years, going all the way back to the debut installment A New Hope in 1977, which was followed by two very successful sequels The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi before remaining dormant for just over fifteen years. It would then spark back to life with George Lucas’s mixed-reviewed prequel trilogy, beginning with 1999’s The Phantom Menace and followed by 2002’s Attack of the Clones and ending with Revenge of the Sith.
After being bought out from Lucas by Disney in 2012, Lucasfilm brought the franchise back to life in 2015 with the first of its sequel trilogy The Force Awakens, which earned very positive reviews from critics and audiences alike and scored over $2 billion at the box office, becoming the highest-grossing installment in the franchise. It was followed by the controversial The Last Jedi in 2017 from Rian Johnson, then the concluding installment in the nine-film Skywalker Saga The Rise of Skywalker last month, which also saw polarized reviews from critics and audiences alike.
Following its revival in the last decade, the franchise also tried its hand at standalone spin-offs with the acclaimed hit 2016 Rogue One and the Han Solo origin story Solo. The latter received generally positive reviews from critics, but more mixed reception from audiences and was a box office bomb, putting any other spin-offs on hold or cancelled while Lucasfilm retools how the series will move forward.