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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.
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.
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…
A modern cinema classic - there I have given away how I view this movie already.
Everyone out there has seen it at least once in their lifetime (It deserves more viewings than that).
I re-watched it a few weeks ago and throughly enjoyed it! I got all excited, tense, sad all over again.
I won't explain the plot - it should be known to all.
My favourites ...
Darth Vader - the best screen villain EVER!
Han Solo - Harrison Ford at his most charismatic ... a rogue daredevil space pilot with a heart of gold. You can't go wrong really.
Peter Cushing - the sinister and menacing Governor Tarken. A great addition.
Mark Hamill (Yes) - I liked…
Been talking a lot lately about Star Wars. I am very excited about the new films and, for me, this bodes well. I wasn't excited for 1-3, I just knew they were going to be terrible and was proved right (don't come at me, I'm right, you know it). Typically I loved Star Wars. I am one of those 40 somethings who latched onto it as our keystone cultural reference and hate the special editions. I haven't watched 4 since I saw the SE and, well, I'm sure you know what's I mean (Han shot first etc).
If we are being honest there is stuff wrong with 4, but the things that are right out weight it by far.
NOT FINISHED- ONGOING THING ABOUT STARWARS MAYBE IDK
My favourite Star Wars movie and one of my favourite movies of all time
How can I review Star Wars? The first movie in a franchise that is perhaps the most famous in cinema is entrenched in our consciousness, from pop culture references to being one of the first movies we remember loving. What is it about Star Wars that we love so much? Is the first movie, either Episode IV or simply Star Wars if you choose, even a critically great film? That's what I'm here to investigate, and I'm guessing it helps, from a more objective standpoint, that I don't think I've seen it in nine years or so (which is odd, I suppose). I actually think I've seen some of the prequels more recently, which makes sense considering Episode III came…
μόνο αγάπη. μόνο.
Such a fantastic adventure, insanely well paced and just so fun, always a great watch!
After forcing them to watch the new Force Awakens trailer with me over and over again, I finally introduced my 9 and 5 year old brothers to Star Wars. Watching their reactions and being able to share their excitement as they experience what will no doubt be an important part of their childhood just like it was for me was amazing.