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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…
Viewed Despecialized Edition
The ultimate adventure. Serials, Westerns, sci-fi, and Space Operas are all combined into an utter masterwork of world building, imagination, supreme characters, and bombastic vision.
I love everything about Star Wars. I love the opening shot, I love Darth Vader's first appearance, I love how douchey R2-D2 is, I love the locations, I love the subtle reveal of character, I love the endless display of unique species and worlds, I love the grounded story, I love Han Solo, I love Chewie, I love Luke, I adore Leia, I'm in continuous awe of John WIlliam's score, I love the duel between Vader and Obi-Wan, I love the final battle, I love how it ends, I love every single second of this timeless masterpiece.
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…
I haven't re watched Star Wars fully since I was a kid.
I was so scared it wouldn't hold up in my mind and that I would be that guy who has to act like he loves Star Wars.
Mind Blown. Amazing. I teared up at the end from pure revel. I am a Star Wars nerd.
What an grand leap in film
I don't deny it's a classic and there was really nothing problem with the movie, but the age of 20 might be not the best time to watch this for the first time. I lost my interest towards the ending, but in spite of that, it was fun all together and that freakin' Chewbacca got me every time.
The first time I've seen this film (and it was the despecialized version!.) A visual, storywise, acting and musical behemoth that has become an untouchable part of pop culture.
But one thing bugs me.
Why is the Death Star's self-destruct button located on the outside surface?
And why do they have to go through the ENTIRE crevice if the entire thing is open? Nowhere near as many had to die if they started closer.
Still an amazing classic movie.
After sitting on my favorite films roster since I joined Letterboxd, I decided it was time to rewatch Star Wars five years after my last viewing.
It's still a technical marvel, and I can't separate how much it's impacted me. But, well, a friend commented on how the droid stuff drags on Tatooine, and I think he's right. It does kind of drag, not giving you really any stakes or characters to invest in yourself. Until Luke is excited that the droids are a part of the Rebellion, the most interesting scene has been Vader stomping around the Tantive IV.
Additionally, for the first time, I see exactly why this first Star Wars might not even appeal to someone at…
What can I say?
Being so indelibly part of my psyche I have absolutely no objectivity on the first three Star Wars films at all.
I just fucking love them.
Had the crazy thought the other day that the only way I'm gonna get through all these 1939 movies is by watching Star Wars in between each one.
My favorite of the Star Wars series. There's just something so magical about the simplicity; the easy archetypes; the constantly moving plot. It gives the movie a timeless quality that I don't think any other Star Wars film manages to capture nearly as succinctly.
The Death Star trench run is one of my favorite scenes in cinema. It's so iconic. The lack of music, except for key swells, is genius.
a very good friend, a lot of Cuba Libre in the fridge which we won't need to much of during the day, Burritos, Guacomole, Nacho Chips, Gazpacho: STAR WARS DAY, HELL YEAH!
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!