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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...
Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess and restore peace and justice in the Empire.
Just finished viewing the original trilogy and try as I might I can't seem to compose myself! I'm operating a laptop with a serious Star Wars buzz going on right now! If they pulled my recliner over and gave me a field sobriety test I couldn't walk the line nor stand on one leg without my trusty lightsaber in hand and should they want to give me a breathalyzer test I know my Jedi mind tricks would be an epic fail because I'd get cocky and tell the officer Do! Or Do Not! There Is No Try! so he'll cuff my wookie lovin ass and charge me with operating a laptop while under the influence!
Netflix sent me the prequel…
The Princess has been kidnapped by a bad motherfucker and whom better to save her than an old fuck, a naive teenager, a cocky pilot, a furry wingman, and a couple of fun-loving droids. SPACESHIP! Invasion. Stormtroopers. The first time Vader breathes. Dark side choke slam. Leia's gun. Blast off. The desert. Jawas. Uncle Owen's protectiveness. Droid adoption service. The sneakiness of R2-D2. 3PO's devotion. Sandy fuckers. Obi-Wan and his undeniable swag. Lightsabers are available for use in different colors. The Force. Luke's robe. Barroom amputation. Han Solo and Chewbacca owning every scene like a boss. Fuck you Greedo! Han shot first. Han's vest. I wish I could fly the Millenium Falcon. Blast shield. Wookie knockout. A slight malfunction. Chewie's…
Why five stars I hear you ask?
Well..... here's why:
- It has some of the most memorable film characters ever.
- the Millennium Falcon
- the garbage disposal scene
- 'May the Force be with you'
- Light Sabres
- Peter frickin' Cushing
- James frickin' Earl frickin' Jones
- Alec frickin' Guinness
- John frickin' Williams
- my horrible Chewbacca impression of which I am insanely proud
- 'Stay on target!'
- the choke hold
- 'And now, your highness, we will discuss the location of your
hidden rebel base. '
- Mos Eisly
- the Greedo-Solo showdown
- the best opening scene ever
- 'Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only…
I try to watch A New Hope at least once a year. I have already done so this year, but amidst this cinematic blizzard that is the December challenge and after seeing the horrible latest Lucas mutilation of Return of the Jedi a couple of weeks back, I felt the need to revisit my first love.
When I joined this site more than a year ago, the first sentence I wrote in a review was 'No explanation necessary' and it was for this film. It was later replaced by a 'review' in which I merely summed up the things that make this film so great. I think I perhaps should do it a…
Star Wars. It's called Star Wars. None of this "A New Hope" bullshit. Fuck off Lucas! Oh boy, this original trilogy gets me annoyed as all hell. Not the films mind you, they're fantastic, It's the goddamned changes. George, if you want your complete vision, that's fine, but give us the vision we grew up with. However, with Disney owning the massive property now, the chances of a restored, unaltered Original Trilogy Blu-ray is more likely. Kinda.
Until then, the Despecialized Edition is my holy grail, and I will cherish it until the end of time. Seriously, every Star Wars fan has to see these.
So, I'm reviewing this film as it was originally called, I'm reviewing this film as…
What can I say about this? It's pre-critical for me. It's like asking my opinion on Coca-Cola. I've loved as long as I can remember. A pleasure to watch again (especially in the despecialized edition).
watched the despecialized edition and was really blown away. the film and sound quality is very high and the amount of effort that went into producing this cut is obvious in every frame. it blows my mind that Lucas thinks the special editions are in any way superior to this version
For the record, Star Wars is not a science fiction film. It is a fantasy film set in a galaxy far away and one that happens to use interstellar iconography. The scifi genre is speculative, futuristic, forward-thinking and cerebral; it asks existential questions about humanity and its role in the universe. Fantasy, however, follows the archetypal hero (Jedi knight) on a mythical (long time ago) quest to fulfill his destiny and it usually employs magic (the Force) rather than science. The Star Wars saga has more in common with Baroque opera or Greek tragedy than it does scifi, and Luke Skywalker is the same mythical hero as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz or Frodo in The Lord of the Rings. I do not apologize for being a purist on this issue. Now that we have that out of the way, I must say, as a fantasy film, the original Star Wars is one of the best.
A New Hope is an incredibly well crafted and entertaining ride that includes some of the richest and most beloved characters in the history of cinema. I is a very simple story but it is so well put together and such a fun movie that you absolutely lose yourself in the world of Star Wars.
The Force is strong with this film.
I enjoyed this movie, even though I'm not a star wars' fan.
I haven't watched this in over ten years. I thought that I had gotten past my nostalgia bias and could rate this as the silly children's movie that it is. But, dang it, it is a silly children's movie and it is also dang near close to perfect. Dang it. Essential.
Watching the old trilogy now and will watch the hole six Movies again before going to the 7th in cinema. The old trilogy is simply legendary. I hope J. J. Abrams will do a Great 7th Episode!