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…
It was my birthday, so I watched the original cut of Star Wars again.
It is, of course, an endlessly brilliant mash-up of sci-fi movie, serial, WWII flyer flick and western that will never, ever get old. I’m always amazed that it’s as popular as it is: objectively, Hamill is wooden, the script is as full of jargon and corniness as it is wit and credible emotion, and it ends with a battle won but the war only just beginning – but who wants to be objective? It’s bloody amazing. Here are 10 assorted things I love about the greatest B-movie ever made:
1. Luke looking out into the galaxy, as two suns loom above him.
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…
Directed by George Lucas for the cinema in 1977, originally labelled by rival studios as a "disaster" or a "flop idea" this very movie was the catalyst behind a billion dollar franchise that changed the face of Hollywood forever.
Crafting a beautiful and dystopian universe, where an Empire rules supreme over a galaxy where the Rebel Alliance looks to dismantle them. Luke Skywalker, a farm boy from the desert planet of Tattoine, is chosen by Obi-Wan Kenobi to fulfil his destiny by becoming a jedi knight and helping the Rebels defeat the tyranny of the Empire.
Star Wars is a monument to cinema and features tonnes of iconic segments and characters. This influential space opera's original and unaltered release is the only true way of experiencing this marvel for all time.
Ah, the incomparable joy of watching a movie that's actually wonderful and good.
After wading through the abomination to man, alien and droid that was the Prequel Trilogy, I have finally reached the film that started it all, Lucas' original 1977 film, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
And its just as fun and awesome as I remember it to be.
Its plainly obvious watching this that this was Lucas' passion project. For one thing, his camera work and direction has actual life and verve to it, the camera moving frequently and dynamically, and the action sequences are handled very well, especially considering the technological limitations of the time. Additionally, the screenplay has actual, legitimate dialogue, and not the…
My little brother hasn't properly watched the Star Wars series yet, so yeah, we're watching all of 'em.
I've watched several different VHS and DVD versions of the series, and this was my first time watching it on Blu. Of course, all of Lucas' revisions (granted, a lot of 'em were unnecessary and shitty, but some worked) are still there and then some...but in hi-def.
One of my most watched movies ever.
I took a few years off of Star Wars so I could come at it with somewhat of a fresher perspective. It struck me this time that surely this is the best Star Wars film, not because it has the best story or looks the coolest or whatever, but because it gets most directly to the essence of why Star Wars is great. The blend of genres feels freshest here. The range of influences from Kurosawa to Westerns to Flash Gordon is evident. Star Wars, looking back, feels like the little movie that could. You can easily imagine Lucas taking a chance on it just like other directors were taking chances on Conan, Krull, Logan's Run, and a bunch of…
La película no me decepcionó, lo que sí me decepcionó fue descubrir de que para mí está lejos de valer ese 8.7 que tiene en IMDB o ese 93% (y 8.3 de 10) que tiene en Rotten Tomatoes.
La primera hora se me hizo algo lenta, no fue si no hasta que fueron hasta La Estrella de la Muerte (Death Star) para rescatar a la princesa Leia que logró atraparme y admito que ya en las instancias finales cuando el éxito de la misión dependía enteramente de Luke me puso los nervios de punta gracias al soundtrack.
El encuentro entre Darth Vader y Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi me pareció más que decepcionante, esperaba que sea uno de los momentos más memorables…
Thought I'd re-watch this after people were pretending they cried at the trailer for the upcoming one.
For as much shit we give Lucas now, this is a beautifully shot and told story of adventure. Still a delight.
Star Wars is magnificent, there's not much else to say really.