Welcome to the sixteenth Star Wars ComLINKS! Star Wars ComLINKS is the very first monthly link up centered around a galaxy far, far away. The purpose of this link up is to inspire fans to write/talk about various topics (which are assigned each month) pertaining to our favorite fandom. Each link up will take place on the second Wednesday of every month. You will be able to share a link to your Website, Blog, YouTube, Podcast, etc. on a special widget here on AAHA and also view other posts from fans!
The Topic for January is "Favorite Rogue One Scene" and begins today through January 25th!
Which scene from Rogue One was your absolute favorite and why? How did it stand out from the rest of the film? Did it impact you in a special way? These are just a few prompts to help you get started.
1) Your Website, Blog, YouTube, Podcast, etc. does NOT have to be SW related.
2) Your entry must be family-friendly.
3) Please include a link to (or mention) "Star Wars ComLINKS" in your entry and don't forget to use the hashtag #starwarscomlinks when applicable!
It may seem like an easy out to say that the final Darth Vader sequence is my favorite scene in Rogue One, but it couldn't be more true. For a long time before the movie hit theaters I had guessed that Darth Vader would be the one to wipe the Rebels out, specifically the main characters. But after witnessing their saddening demise one by one, I was not expecting the Sith Lord to show up during any action sequence quite like I imagined for the remainder of the film. But I knew I was in for a real surprise once his crimson red lightsaber lit up. My eyes widened with excitement and at the same time I could literally feel the fear that engulfed the Rebels once they realized what they were up against. The terror on their faces and their haunting screams were so incredibly authentic as Darth Vader brutally took out each and every one of the crew members who couldn't break free from the jammed door that would allow them to escape to the Tantive IV. As horrific as this scene was, it was also amazing to see my favorite Star Wars character in action! Besides Star Wars Rebels, we have not seen Vader handle a lightsaber and use the force like the way he did in this scene and though short, it was very satisfying to see him so determined to take back the Empire's property in such an assertive way. It's no wonder that so many fans have voiced that they want a Darth Vader movie after seeing that epicness.
I also loved the very last shot of Vader walking up to the edge of the Profundity's docking bay hatch - lightsaber still activated and cape swaying as he watched the Death Star plans take way into hyperspace. Can you imagine how much more infuriated he must've been? From beginning to end, this scene could not have been executed more beautifully. The actors, the score, the visuals. Everything was perfect! Later on I realized that what had just taken place was literally just moments before the events of A New Hope. I have yet to watch the first Star Wars film since but I know that I will never be able to watch it the same way again.
So, what did you think of this scene? I'd love to know your thoughts! Leave a comment below or Tweet me.