Hoth is a close second ... maybe tied. For most of the same reasons, just replace fleet with army (in the general sense of a land-based force).
Scruffy's gonna die the way he lived.
The battle is the greatest in scifi movies, IMO, cause it is so realistic since they used old dog fighting footage from WWII and tried to recreate many of the moves with the X-Wing fighters. It is also great, cause you are in Lukes seat the whole time, and that is what movies are about, you are suppose be living inside that character through the movie, and when he blows up the death star, it is probably the greatest moment in movie history for me.
"Now all Lucas has to do is make a cgi version of himself. It will be better than the original and fit his original vision." - skyjedi2005
"Miss you, I will, Original Trilogy..."
"Your midichlorians are weak, Old man." -Darth Vader 2007 super deluxe extra special dipped in chocolate sauce edition.
I had to pick The Battle of Yavin, it is such a great climax to the film, and most of the others if not all have their plus points but this one is special, as it has bit of everything in it, and have never got bored with it even after all these years....
That having been said, the Battle of Hoth is an amazing technical achievement, and the Death Star II battle is amazingly simple to follow considering it uses all three axis' and multiple ships (unlike say, Independence Day, in which it's very confusing to tell who is who).
I don't have much to say for the Episode II and III battles but the lightsaber dual in Episode I had some great stuntwork and coreography.
Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here, this is the war room!
There is no lingerie in space…
C3PX said: Gaffer is like that hot girl in high school that you think you have a chance with even though she is way out of your league because she is sweet and not a stuck up bitch who pretends you don’t exist… then one day you spot her making out with some skinny twerp, only on second glance you realize it is the goth girl who always sits in the back of class; at that moment it dawns on you why she is never seen hanging off the arm of any of the jocks… and you realize, damn, she really is unobtainable after all. Not that that is going to stop you from dreaming… Only in this case, Gaffer is actually a guy.
Though all else of the TPM battle is lame, the part I like is the "arm" of that TF ship being blown off and floating away. Tres cool.
The Battle of Scarif is my favorite in Star Wars. When I was in the theater on opening night, the crowd went crazy when Red Leader and Gold Leader appeared. I still remember the reaction every time I watch it, and it really adds to my enjoyment. Great memories!
The original approach to the Death Star with the X-wings and Red Squadron’s run on the trench in Star Wars. That is my favorite.
The best in terms of number of shots and the difficulty in achieving them technically is the Battle of Endor and the final epic space battle. Then the Battle of Hoth and how painstaking the work was to hand animate the stop motion AT-AT Walkers.