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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.
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…
The hype is getting to me.
I know this is a bad idea, because we've all been here before. I know this is a bad idea, because the images coming out of the film have already confirmed my worst fears in a single image: Lupita Nyong'o with motion capture spheres all over her. Others have suggested there is something offensive about the concept art for her character, and I will not be surprised if the history of offensive stereotyping with their "alien" races continues. But even if it doesn't, even if her character is somehow devoid of visual or audible cues that draw on a long history of devaluing human beings by limiting them to small, often buffoonish roles, it…
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 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…
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Well, I Finally Watched This Movie. And I Must Say, While I Was Not Instantly Dazzled, Stars Wars Is A Undeniably Exciting and Whimsical Sci-fi Adventure. Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Alec Guinness and James Earl Jones Use Their Individual Acting Prowess To Carve A Memorable Cast of Characters, Even If Luke and Leia Were Unlikable At First (In My Opinion) The Direction By George Lucas Is a Spectacle. The Manner In Which Things Are Shot Invoke Feelings of Wonder and Exploration. The Special Effects Are Still a Thing To Behold Even If Some of Them Are Fairly Dated. My Biggest Gripe Of This Film Is…
This is the 2nd time watching this movie within a week. It's alright.
An innovative and creatively executed blockbuster film deserving of its iconic status.
86/100 - Excellent
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...the legend begins.
I am one of the few people that is not super extremely hyped for the new Star Wars movie.
That said, having actually seen this while paying close attention brought back some memories of childhood and it was pretty fun. Plus, the story is pretty dang solid.
Will be watching the others in the order of 5,6,1,2,3
Doesn't hold up as much as Empire or Jedi, and has some weird moments of awkward silences. But Star Wars is still, of course- wholly iconic.
Just think... if this came out today they'd build an entire universe around it, with endless sequels, prequels, spin-offs, and merchandise.
*Watched the Despecialized version.
I honestly think this may be the first time I have really sat down and watched this since the 1997 theatrical re-release. I've just never really connected with the Star Wars movies. I think part of it is that I never really watched them when I was young, so there is no nostalgia factor for me.
It is definitely a solid, fun, blockbuster movie. There are definitely some annoying little plot contrivances, but they are mostly forgivable. The space battles were fun and the lightsabre is just a cool concept. However, if I remember correctly everything from the lightsabre fights to the space battles was done far better in The Empire Strikes Back.
For the most…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!