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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.
The cinematic opposite of stale bread.
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…
This is embarrassingly my first time properly watching Star Wars, apparently I was massive fan when I was a kid having so much Phantom Menace merch even though I still to this day can't sit through that film or even understand it.
But this was actually pretty good. Is it bad I just keep seeing the references made in the Family Guy parodies?
I can't wait for the new one though mainly because of Oscar Isacc and Domhnall Gleeson.
Watching for the first time in years and for the first time with a critical eye and keeping nostalgia compartmentalizations, I see that all the criticisms I had of the prequel trilogy are still here.
Every single scene lasts at least 2-3 seconds after any conversation or action has occurred and starts before anything starts, unless used for a purpose these are generally considered fairly amateur mistakes and yet no one has ever brought this up in any of Lucas' 4 directed SW films
Almost every line of dialogue is narrative exposition, the difference is that it's a little better contained and the actors seem to have more faith in it.
The characters are cartoony in places and laughable in…
Not even George Lucas could fuck up this masterpiece.
Simple storyline, clear to follow. Successful post-production at the time for sure and visually stunning to the audience. As for the soundtrack, it is one of the most perfect that delineates the outer space's atmosphere of unfamiliarity and it's one of the catchiest theme that probably everyone who has watched the film can hum it!
Happy Birthday Nick. Showing you this movie for the very first time is one of the best gifts I could have given you.
Luke's aunt and uncle are slaughtered!!! The score by John Williams emotes in lieu of the actors or the filmmaking, and then everyone moves on immediately.
Leia's whole home planet is blown up!!! The score by John Williams emotes in lieu of the actors or the filmmaking, and then everyone moves on immediately.
Ben Kenobi, Luke's mentor and only remaining father figure, is killed before Luke's eyes! The score by John Williams emotes, this time with some amount of effort from the filmmaking, and then everyone moves on immediately.
"The Empire Strikes Back" shines so bright, the light from it makes this one look better than it is. This time watching it, "Star Wars" just felt so... flat. Everything in…
I don't like Star Wars I am sorry.
The cinematic opposite of stale bread.
So I've been on Letterboxd for almost 4 years yet I haven't logged a Star Wars film. I suck so fucking hard!!!
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!