But in a series that runs three hours each in the theaters (or four hours each if you watch the Extended Editions on DVD/Blu-ray), there’s some extraneous material that probably should have been purged in the scriptwriting sessions. They might serve as a mild amusing aside, or be a nod to the folks who have obsessed over the trilogy as youths, but they really don’t add that much to the story. Others are tropes that get tiresome after they’ve happened several times.
With that in mind, we present 11 moments that can be ignored or quickly passed over in favor of the next scene. It goes without saying that there are spoilers ahead, but how many of you reading this site are likely to have not seen the films?