Star Wars is a space opera film series (created by George Lucas) that has become one of the most successful and influential franchises in film history. Star Wars films were developed into an enormously profitable merchandising industry in the 1970s and ’80s and resurrected at the turn of the 21st century. The Star Wars brand has gone from strength to strength in pop culture; there have been dozens of feature films, dozens of television series, novelizations, comic books, trading cards, video games, and theme parks, not to mention hundreds of toys and licensed merchandise (oh, the merchandise! ), and one awesomely terrible holiday special since the series came out in 1977. From reviews to fan theories, millions (if not billions) of words have been written about the films. The final Star Wars film in the Skywalker saga was released in 2019. Besides the nine Star Wars films, three other films—distantly related to the main plot—were made to keep fans interested. It is estimated that the 12 films have made more than $10 billion at the box office.
The original trilogy is still regarded as a classic. Simple; it’s just good, classic storytelling. George Lucas was interested in the mythologist Joseph Campbell’s writings about the monomyth or hero’s journey, a common template in myths and folktales. Throughout the monomyth, a hero goes on an adventure, faces adversity, and learns something. In the play, seventeen stages are unfolded. There are heroes, mentors, villains, and loyal companions with friendly beasts. This archetype can be found everywhere, from Homer’s Odyssey to The Epic of Gilgamesh, to The Lord of the Rings. It’s an immortal story because it works, and Star Wars sticks to it to the letter. There are also elements and iconography from other classic works of fiction in Star Wars.
Star Wars is a favorite kid’s sci-fi fantasy. Star Wars movies probably trigger great childhood memories for those who grew up watching them. Those movies will bring back memories of being around that age when watching them later on in life. The same excitement you felt when you first saw Star Wars makes these movies so popular in adulthood. It would be best to watch the films first, as Star Wars jokes might spoil the experience. In honor of the most popular space opera movies, we have compiled a list of hilarious Star Wars memes. There are probably more Star Wars quotes from Yoda than from Luke Skywalker because it’s always fun to poke fun at his particular way of speaking. You will find a funny Star Wars meme about your favorite character in our list below.