9 Dumbest Things In Star Wars Original Trilogy

That's how you killed off one of the coolest villains in the galaxy?!

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While perhaps not quite as slick or as visually jaw-dropping as the subsequent prequels and sequels that followed, the original trilogy is still largely seen as the strongest of chapter in Star Wars' Skywalker Saga.

A collection of beloved and hugely compelling central figures, a genuinely shocking and frequently moving story, John Williams' consistently outstanding score, and some properly groundbreaking visual effects, the Episodes that arrived in this galaxy between 1977-1983 kicked off a franchise that is still dominating the globe today.

But for all of the wonderful and instantly iconic moments that unquestionably occurred in these first three outings for the likes of Luke Skywalker and co., there's also no denying that George Lucas' trilogy is far from perfect.

In fact, there are a great many scenes, developments, and decisions that are unfortunately - and somewhat infamously, in some cases - about as dumb as it gets.

The fact certain characters seem to shrug off devastating moments absurdly fast, legendary figures utter rather silly dialogue, and ridiculously cool villains are dispatched in the most underwhelming way imaginable obviously didn't completely ruin these classic pictures.

But these moments can still leave you wondering how these otherwise talented filmmakers could trip up like they did.

9. Luke And Leia Barely Acknowledge Some Pretty Devastating Losses

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In the wake of his new mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi suddenly being struck down by Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker takes a second to mourn the loss in Episode IV - A New Hope.

And Leia Organa even stops by to console her secret twin brother - it's all very touching.

However, it does bring into focus the fact that neither Skywalker sibling was seen doing something similar in the wake of two far more heartbreaking losses in that first original trilogy Star Wars movie.

After Luke's Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru are horrifically burned alive by stormtroopers on Tatooine, how does Luke react? By simply heading back to Ben, noting how there's now nothing for him on the desert world, and that he fancied being a Jedi. 

Having Luke be more cut up over the death of a guy he barely knew than the loss of the people who raised him was dumb, to say the least.

Then you have Leia barely reacting to the loss of not just her family, but her entire home planet in the movie. The next time viewers see the Princess after the Death Star destroys Alderaan, she's being rescued by Han Solo, Luke, and Chewbacca, cracking jokes and blasting troopers like nothing had happened.

Admittedly, she no doubt mourned the loss of her loved ones off-screen, but the fact Lucas opted to not show either Skywalker taking a moment to acknowledge such devastating events feels bizarre in hindsight.

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