Jul 31, 2013

The best Yoda quotes from the Star Wars movies

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Yoda quotes from the Star Wars films

Yoda was the curious little green guy that turned out to be one of Star Wars most loved and quoted characters.

Sure E.T. was arguably cuter and could also make things fly, but he didn’t have the power of the Force and a command of a certain kind of lexicon that was was as unique as has ever been in film history.

That lexicon has meant many of Yoda's quotes and sayings have fallen into every day use by many Star Wars fans. 

Here's Yoda's best and funniest quotes from the 6 Star Wars films he appears in. That's right 6, as he has a sneaky cameo quote in The Force Awakens!

Let's go straight to the most classic quote from ANY of the Star Wars movies, including the prequels in which Yoda had a lot to say about prophecies.

From Empire, Yoda is explaining to a frazzled Luke Skywalker that in terms of using the Force to pull a sunken X-Wing from out of the swamp that he's in a pass or fail situation. And then to show his young learner who's really in charge, he does do the do and lifts the ship out himself.

“Do or do not. There is no try.”  

This quote from the same scene sums up what Yoda appears to be all about:

“Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us.”

Luke and Yoda

“When nine hundred years old you reach, look as good, you will not, hmmm?”  

Yoda jests with Luke a little. Before he then dies. Yoda was quite fond of jesting his Jedi - remember this one?

Yoda to the bearded Obi-Wan in Attack of the Clones.

"Lost a planet, Master Obi-Wan has. How embarrassing. How embarrassing!"

In the same scene Yoda also comments: "Truly wonderful, the mind of child is".

If you recall that Anakin, now as Darth Vader murders Yoda's class of younglings in Revenge of the Sith this line retains a greater poignacy that may have been first intended.

There is another!

Old Ben and Yoda are having a wee Force chat about Luke and his chances of taking down Darth Vader. Obi-Wan laments his fears that 'they' have already lost.

Yoda then curiously mentions that there is another Skywalker! This blew everyone's mind in Empire. It wasn't until Jedi that it was revealed that Princes Leia was Luke's sister.

The prequel film Revenge of the Sith was used as an opportunity to demonstrate that Yoda has this knowledge, in the last scene that Obi Wan and Yoda had together when they were alive. 
“You must unlearn what you have learned.”  

Some say you can't teach an old dog new tricks. Yoda seemed to think Luke could. And he did.

Believe it or not, Yoda also had a quote in The Force Awakens.

We swear it's true!

In the 14th second of Ray's flash back / dream sequence both Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi have the briefest lines - as a disembodied voice, Yoda says "surrounds us… and binds us." This is of course Yoda talking about the Force.

If we have The Phantom Menace to thank for anything (actually there are MANY reasons) we should thank George Lucas for writing this classic Yoda line:

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”

Yoda said it when he was sitting with the Jedi Council in the interview with young Anakin to determine whether he should be trained as a Jedi.

This quote became a strong foreshadowing of what would troubles would befall young Anakin. The fear that ultimately brought Skywalker down, was the fear that his beloved Padme would die.

This was some clever writing by George Lucas as it mirrored a tale that Luke Skywalker was told by Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back during Luke's training period:

“Yes, a Jedi’s strength flows from the Force. But beware of the dark side. Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will, as it did Obi-Wan’s apprentice.”

This time round, Yoda would have had no doubt about the meaning and truth of his words.

Let's jump back to Attack of the Clones where Yoda got to say the last line of the film:

"The shroud of the Dark Side has fallen. Begun, the Clone Wars has."

Some other sweet Yoda quotes:
  • “Named must your fear be before banish it you can.”  
  • “The boy you trained, gone he is. Consumed by Darth Vader.”  
  • “To answer power with power, the Jedi way this is not. In this war, a danger there is, of losing who we are.”  
  • “Powerful you have become, the dark side I sense in you.”  
  • “Control, control, you must learn control!” 

Jul 29, 2013

Kennedy wants SW to use "all the tools"

Kathleen Kennedy has made a few movies over her time, so she knows her stuff. When she says the below you believe it and just get more of a feeling how well intentioned the production of Episode VII is.

“Much like many of you, looking at all the Star Wars movies and getting a feeling in what the early films did in combination with real locations and special effects — that’s something we’re looking very seriously at. We’re going to find some really cool locations for Ep VII. We’re going to use every tool in the toolbox for this movie… It’s using artwork that you can touch and feel in combination with CG effects… We know that if we don’t have great stories and great characters, then effects mean nothing… We have an opportunity to create some amazing new characters.”

Another take away from the quote is I think the first confirmation that there will be new characters - even though it's obvious that will be the case! 

Is this the new Holy Trinity of the Star Wars universe?

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Is this the new Holy Trinity of the Star Wars universe? Lucas being god, Kennedy the Holy Mother and JJ the Messiah? Ha, who am I kidding, we know there are no gods in the Star Wars universe, only the Force!

Jul 28, 2013

Kathleen Kennedy meet JJ Abrams when he was 15 years old

At the recent Star Wars Celebration Event the CEO of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy was asked a question about the selection of auteur JJ Abrams to direct the forth coming Episode VII. Her answer was really cool!

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Mrs K

'I’ve actually known J.J. Abrams since he was about 15,” Kennedy says. She was working for Spielberg, and someone called her office, saying he found some Super 8 films of Spielberg’s — the films he made as a kid. These were the films. Simultaneously, Kennedy read an article about high school students who won a video award, and she thought to hire them to restore the Super 8 tapes. The students were Abrams and Matt Reeves.'

The rest is obviously history!

Jul 18, 2013

Who is Bossk from Star Wars?


This is Bossk. He's a bounty hunter that first appeared in Empire and then was seen for a split second in ROTJ on Jabba's Sail Barge. I think...