The Most Romantic Lines In 'Star Wars'
Can You Feel The Love?
Star Wars might be a fantasy space opera set in outer space and is known for futuristic lightsabers, blasters, spaceships, political intrigue, and various unique creatures. Like a lot of things in media, it would not be fantasy without romance. The franchise has a history of romance for sure. After all, the story of the entire saga stems from the relationship between Anakin and Padme. Some couples were beloved, while others were very controversial among the fandom.
Romantic, familial, and fraternal love are the strongest forces in the universe, and there is no small amount of it represented in the Star Wars universe. The only downside of romance is probably the cheesy lines delivered by the characters. Here is a selection from the films. The good, the bad, and the ugly.
"You're Exactly The Way I Remember You In My Dreams."
In the Star Wars prequel trilogy, cheesy lines did not exactly work in the poorly developed romantic relationship between Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala. Poor Anakin struggled to express his feelings for the woman he truly loved, resulting in some awkward dialogue. We the audience can actually relate to that! In one of his few romantic moments in the saga, he told Padme when he first reunited with her after all these years that she looked exactly as he had remembered. Kind of sweet!
"I Truly, Deeply Love You. And Before We Die, I Want You To Know."
Fans would agree that Attack of the Clones was not the best written Star Wars film. However, Padme had one good line before she and Anakin entered the arena in Geonosis. The strong-willed senator let down her guards to admit that she was "truly, deeply" in love with Anakin and he returned those feelings, leading to a tender kiss. It did take a life or death situation to make you realize your true feelings for another person.
"Hold Me. Like You Did By The Lake On Naboo, So Long Ago When There Was Nothing But Our Love. No Politics. No Plotting. No War."
In the end, the tragic romance between Padme and Anakin was the result of life events that kept getting in the way. Their romance flourish because they were in hiding on Naboo, far away from the influence of politics, plotting, and war. All these led to Padme’s death and Anakin’s fall to the Dark Side.
"You Like Me Because I'm A Scoundrel. There Aren't Enough Scoundrels In Your Life.".
The Han Solo character may come across as an arrogant scoundrel in the franchise even as he wooed Leia Organa in The Empire Strikes Back. Leia did grow up a royalty on Alderaan, became a senator, and led the Rebellion. Their lives could not be much different. Eventually, Han and Leia were drawn to each other as a result of their passionate banter. You could say that opposites attract after all. Leia did initially like Han because of his bad-boy reputation, but we all know there was a caring side to him.
"I Love You." "I Know."
The Empire Strike Back truly made Han and Leia a power couple in cinematic history. While this was not apparent in A New Hope, their love story became a huge focus in the Star Wars saga from this moment on. This simple exchange would have an impact on all of us and became a part of pop culture.
"Who Are You?" "Someone Who Loves You."
The instant chemistry between actors Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher made the romance between Han and Leia believable in the history of the Star Wars franchise. Their romance also broke stereotypes and gender norms when Leia saved a damsel-like Han from captivity inside Jabba's Palace.
"You're Not Alone." "Neither Are You."
Rian Johnson may be a divisive figure inside the Star Wars fandom, but at least the writing for The Last Jedi was acceptable compared to some of the modern-day franchise films.
Rey and Kylo Ren's relationship in the sequel trilogy was one of the best things to come out of it. The characters connect in subtle moments with the Force bond they shared with each other. Rey opened up to Kylo about the loneliness she felt about her attempts at learning more about her lineage fell flat. Kylo assured Rey that she was not alone at all. To his surprise, she made sure he knew that he was not alone either.
"You're Nothing. But Not To Me."
The fine line between love and hate defined the relationship between Rey and Kylo Ren and resulted in several scenes that could be described as either flirting or fighting. One of the final scenes in The Last Jedi featured Kylo Ren making a desperate plea with Rey to join him in creating a new world order. He had been telling her earlier that she was a nobody. Now, in order to persuade her to join him, he told her that while she may mean nothing to most people, she meant a great deal to him.
"I Did Want To Take Your Hand. Ben's Hand."
In the sequel trilogy, Rey and Kylo Ren were enemies, but they cared about each other, despite being on opposites sides of the conflict between the Resistance and the First Order. Finally, during the climactic battle in the wreckage of the second Death Star, Rey healed Kylo’s wounds, and admitted that she had wanted to accept his hand (Remember when Kylo asked Rey to join him in The Last Jedi). This line showed that Rey was not after the power that Kylo Ren offered. She only wanted Ben. It probably helped nudge Kylo/Ben on the path to redemption.
"No Matter How Much We Fought, I Always Hated Watching You Leave."
Shockingly, Han and Leia were no longer a couple thirty years between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. Different career paths and their son’s fall to the Dark Side caused them to drift apart. However, even though they were not together anymore, they still loved and cared about each other as evident in this line. The unique bond would always keep them together no matter what.
Written By Andre Porter
Source(s): Screen Rant
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