The Best Star Wars Movie Lightsaber Battle

The Star Wars franchise has given us one of the best weapons in science fiction and movie history. I am of course talking about none other than the iconic lightsaber. It’s not as clumsy or random as a blaster. It’s an elegant weapon from a more civilized age. We’ve all wished that we could wield a real lightsaber at some point in our lives but unfortunately we’ve had to settle for watching them be used in battle on the big screen. So, in honor of today being May the 4th and Star Wars Day I thought I would share with you what I consider to be the best lightsaber battle in all of Star Wars cinematic history. 

No matter what I say there is no chance that I could get the entire Star Wars fan base to agree with me, so let it be known that this is just my humble opinion. My pick for the best Star Wars lightsaber battle is the final battle between Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon, and Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace. Now I know some of you are probably rolling your eyes at the moment but hear me out. It was ground breaking for the time especially since we hadn’t had a new Star Wars movie since 1983. That was 16 years before the Phantom Menace came out. Star Wars fans were starving for a new movie and more battles. We’d seen lightsabers in 3 movies so far but Phantom Menace took it to a whole new level with Darth Maul’s double bladed saber. Before that we had seen nothing like it.

If that wasn’t enough, we finally got to see young Jedi fighting in their prime. Not old men that had been in hiding for decades, but real Jedi that had been actively practicing the ways of the force. Also, let’s be honest that the rest of the movie was a giant turd with it’s shitty Padme, shitty young Anakin, shitty pod races, and shittest of all, JarJar Binks. The one saving grace to this movie was the epic battle at the end. Through out the entire movie we were waiting to see what this new scary looking sith could do and he actually ended up killing one of the main heroes right in front of our eyes. Not to mention that they used a real martial artist in Ray Park to play the villain. All of that topped with great choreography and emotion makes this the best lightsaber battle in my opinion.

So check out the epic lightsaber duel between Qui-Gon Jin, young Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Darth Maul below and as always let me know what you think Nerd Nation. Do you agree with me that this is the best lightsaber duel to come out of the movies, or do you think another battle deserves the top spot? Let me know why and Be sure to let us know your thoughts on this by leaving them in a comment below, on the Facebook page, or hit us up on the Twitter page @Nerdgasmneeds.

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