All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
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).
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!
With commentary by Goerge Lucas, Ben Burtt, Dennis Mure, & Carrie Fisher.
Unfortunately, since the "original" versions of the first Star Wars trilogy have only been made available on DVD in non-anamorphic transfers from the old LaserDiscs, this commentary track is for the "Special Edition" from the '90s.
There's some interesting stuff here though. Fisher and Mure chim in occasionally, but Lucas and Burtt really shine.
Lucas is at his best when talking about the story and its development through the production. He does fall back a few times on justifying certain additions for this edition and making the prequels, but mostly he sticks to the film we're watching.
Ben Burtt provides a lot of details on the sound design. He…
I'm not sure if it's better than Empire (I keep going back and forth), but it's certainly the most influential sci-fi film ever made, if not movie ever made, period. Would easily make my top 10 of all time (I'd probably put the original trilogy in there as a single "film" since they're all equally awesome). Encapsulates everything that makes movies great.
One of the greatest movies of all time, eclipsed only by its sequel.
THIS WAS A FIRST TIME WATCH FOR ME I HAD NO IDEA WHAT WAS GOING ON MOST OF THE TIME BUT THE BEST MOVIE EVER MADE. APPARENTLY I WAS WATCHING A SPECIAL EDITION OR SOMETHING WHERE EVERYTHING LOOKS LIKE SHIT AND A BUNCH OF PEOPLE ON TWITTER WERE GETTING REALLY MAD AT ME BUT GUESS WHAT I DONT CARE LIKE AT ALL THIS ISNT EVEN A REAL MOVIE ITS A JOKE ID LIKE TO GIVE A NICE SHOUTOUT TO MY DADDY/BABY @AAHILDAYANI ON TWITTER OR letterboXD.com/aahild/ FOR EXPLAINING SOME THINGS TO ME REAL TALK THIS IS MORE CONFUSING THAN PRIMER C3P0 IS A FUCKING REVOLUTION AND THOSE LITTLE CLARINET ALIEN MONSTERS ARE THE GREATEST I FUCKING LOVE FILM AND I…
Apparently I watched an "upgraded" version of the original. The added cgi effects really took me out of the film and I can only imagine how great it must have felt in the original condition. It really prevented me from enjoying the ride and appreciating the world that has been build.
One thing is for certain, I'm definitely going to make sure I watch the rest of the trilogy unaltered.