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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…
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.
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…
The cinematic opposite of stale bread.
Sure it's fun and classic and all that, but the writing isn't necessarily stellar and their are a few glaringly unbelievable moments (even within the film's realm of logic - you're telling me those guards DIDN'T see you "creep" past?).
Where: Theater room
How do you begin to review Star Wars? It's a perfect blend of adventure, drama, action, romance and humour. The special effects are still great and were utterly revolutionary at the time of release. The characters are well defined and fun to spend time with. It mixes fantasy, sci-fi and fairy tales together to make something very special and still feels timeless.
So, I'll instead write about my own personal love of Star Wars. The first two films were made before I was even born, but I grew up in the 1980s at the perfect age to watch the original when it was on TV. My earliest memory of seeing it is watching our video recording which was the UK…
It's incredibly difficult for me to view Star Wars critically. With my many viewings at an impressionable age and the cultural saturation it feels less like a film and more like just part of my DNA.
Docked it half a star not because I don't think it's a perfect film, but because I do think the sequels have a better variety of imagery, a richer world, and because Luke's dialogue in the first act is truly cringe-worthy. If I were to be really picky I'd say the climactic attack on the Death Star is a bit underwhelming. In terms of action scene choreography I find it unclear where the Imperial fighters are in relation to the Rebels (above the trench…
Do do dodo do doo, do do do dooo. Pew pew pew. - Solid review of soundtrack & gun sounds.
Still fun, takes time to get going & bloody hell a lot of people died.
Not nearly as good as I remember it being.
Alternative title - Grinning at Robots
Shout out this time to John Williams' iconic score. I mean, what else is there to say?
The year he was born. (8/10)
Lástima que llegue tarde en verla, debido a que la cultura general del mundo me hizo saber prácticamente todo lo que pasa en este y sus siguientes episodios, pero aún así considero que se queda en una película entretenida y nada más que eso.
No es un clásico de la ciencia ficción ni tampoco una grandeza magnífica en cuanto a guión. De hecho, los diálogos son muy tontos y los personajes poco desarrollados, lo salvan una excelente escenografía y extraordinaria banda sonora.
Para un sábado por la noche en casa, con abundante comida.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!