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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…
"The force will be with you. Always."
I'm not here either to rationalize my love for Star Wars or to think critically about it. I grew up with it, and while I recognize that it has some problems, I still have an immense nostalgic affection for it regardless. Over the years it's steadily fallen from Great Film to Guilty Pleasure, but the magnitude of my love has never changed. In any case, along with Jaws two years earlier, it helped change American cinema forever. The more I explore the 70's the more I think that change might not have been for the better, but no one can deny its immense lasting influence.
It's interesting to look back at Star Wars…
"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.
WOW.I cant believe I haven't watched this in so long. Star Wars man. It helped make my childhood what it was. I had a deep fascination with this galaxy far far away. I played those VHS tapes of the trilogy like they held the secrets of the universe within the celluloid (I still think they actually might).
A few things I thought about during the screening....
1. I forgot how freaking funny C3P0 & R2-D2 are. Their banter had me rolling. The Rocket and Groot of their day.
2. What was the point of introducing the viewers to Aunt Beru by having her remind Luke about the droid speaking Bocce language if we then cut to Uncle Owen asking if the…
Como ya algunos sabrán, nunca he sido un seguidor de sagas y hasta el año pasado no había visto prácticamente ninguna. En el 2014 me dediqué a darle un visionado a sagas tan emblemáticas como The Lord of The Rings, la trilogía Before, y Harry Potter; de las cuales no había visto ninguna. Este año me propuse seguir la línea con algunas faltantes, en enero me dediqué a Back to The Future y ya viene siendo tiempo de que por fin le dé una oportunidad a Star Wars.
Ahora al film como tal:
De haber sido una producción independiente, habría dejado mucho que desear en el plano argumentativo. El inicio de los personajes pudo ser un poco más representativo, pero…
Hands down one of my favorite movies of all time. This film is the foundation of my childhood and the reason why I became the Star Wars maniac I am starting at the age of 4. Nothing beats a suspenseful twisty-turny adventure filled with action, evil plots, war, and I guess you can add romance in there haha. This is one of those films I could watch over and over again and not get tired of it. it is well made with a handful of quality actors. "May the force be with you...always."
This Galactic masterpiece was not just created by George Lucas, but also directed and written by George Lucas. George Lucas has always been considered an authority in these three disciplines. Star Wars is considered the perfect movie, due to all the innovations in sound and special effects it brought to the film industry. Such was his influence that he founded Industrial Light and Magic Inc. to be able to produce the audio / visual effects he needed for the film. This allowed him to develop and standardize sound reproductions and the sound waves to signal or anticipate some characters (Dearth Vader, Emperor Sid) presence on the screen.
han solo can fuck me up
I can totally understand how Star Wars had such an impact on cinema and how good it must have been at that time, but they just aren't for me.
I guess I don't "get it".
STAR WARS IS EVERYTHING.
- 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