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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…
"I find your lack of faith disturbing."
My love for cinema started with this film. And it has firmly remained in the Top 5 ever since. Not as clumsy or random as the woodenly acted prequels. An elegant adventure...from a more sophisticated age.
"Use the Force, Luke."
3 δεκαετίες μετά και παραμένει το ίδιο rewatchable,φρέσκο και διασκεδαστικό όπως όταν πρωτοβγήκε.Κανένα ίχνος για expanded universe,ή για πολλαπλά σίκουελ μέχρι το τέλος της επόμενης δεκαετίας.Πρωτότυπο,χωρίς όμως να εξαρτάται από μια περίπλοκη υπόθεση,τρεις πρωταγωνιστές,δύο ρομπότ,ένας μέντορας ταξιδεύουν στο διάστημα,πολεμάνε το κακό,γελάνε,τσακώνονται αλλά στο τέλος της ημέρας θριαμβεύουν γιατί πολύ απλά "Έτσι πρέπει".Και δεν νομίζω πως χρειάζεται κάτι παραπάνω μια ταινία για να σε ικανοποιήσει κάτι που πολλά blockbuster σήμερα ξεχνάνε.
Η αλήθεια είναι πως η τελευταία μάχη στο death star με τα διαστημικά σκάφη πάντα με κάνει και βαριέμαι αλλά τι να σου κάνουν 10 λεπτά μπροστά σε τέτοιο μεγαλείο ;;;
Awesome, no need for anything more
¿Qué decir a estas alturas de 'Star Wars'? Simplemente tres apuntes:
1. No la recordaba tan 'pasillera': buena parte del metraje se va en los pasillos de la nave imperial, con los droides y los héroes correteando de una sección a otra.
2. Los injertos digitales presentes en todos los montajes que he visto de la película desde su reestreno en cines han envejecido ya bastante peor que las magistrales maquetas de ILM.
3. Me quedo con la recia voz del doblaje de Darth Vader de Constantino Romero antes que con la original de James Earl Jones.
The first time I saw the original trilogy since the 1997 theater re-release. Aside from one bad Jabba CGI and the infamous Greedo Shot First scene, the film lived up to my childhood memories: it's an amazingly well-created world, way more complex than a 2-hour movie could ever explore. That can be overwhelming to the plot, but the action beats and the novelty of it all make up for it really well.
That being said, it's the worst of the original films, with too much exposition and pretty much a non-ending. As a trilogy, of course, it's awesome, and its influence everywhere is undeniable.
I Too Was a star wars fan. Was, but that was before I turned into the contradiction I am now. So why did I stop loving star wars?
My girlfriend broke up with me, and she often wore her hair like princess Leia. her reason for breaking up with me was pure hogwash saying I was forcing her to stay inside, and wear her hair like that. Saying I was misogynist. I say Nay, it was for her to feed me, after all she was inside a real life replica of the millennium falcon. quite a trade off if you asked me.
after the break up, and a string of women who refused to play role play I decided that…
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD THIS IS SO AWESOME. movies like these get me hyped. for like, good vs. evil type stuff. to me, and presumably the world, Star Wars is the epitome of representation for that classic theme of good against evil. Stars Wars is the batman to Star Trek's robin i'll just say that
I never really considered myself as into Star Wars as a kid, which sounds odd considering my religious collection of the Lego sets, my obsession over the various video games, my many watches of the films, both prequel and classic, and all the merchandise I own. But I always thought of my childhood as centered around things other than Star Wars- though they were closely related. Comic books, drawing, Lego, action figures, superheroes. This is what I think of when I think of my youth. Who am I kidding. I'm still in my youth.
I mean, Star Wars was always present. I used to have a big A New Hope poster in my room until I was 15. It was…
There's so much that rocks and just as much that sucks about this movie.
Um, not really on a 'side' with these. My mom and my (much) older brother were always pals and I was too young to 'get' anything, so I tended to stay away from movies they loved to a fanatical degree (with the exception of Monty Python's Holy Grail). So, while I can't say I dislike any of these movies, they just aren't the ones I reach for when I want to see a comforting favorite. At least my brother and I were on the same page about 2001 being weird and boring (when I was old enough to be counted as a legitimate member of my household, that is).
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- 12 Angry Men
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- 25th Hour
- 3 Women
- The Godfather
- Seven Samurai
- The Godfather: Part II
- 12 Angry Men