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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…
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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…
1977 is kind of a blur for me. My dad had just passed away at the beginning of the year, and a couple of weeks later I celebrated my 18th birthday. Those are the two events that are crystal clear in my memory, but one more is too, the day I saw Star Wars.
Star Wars and I didn’t exactly get off on the right foot. I didn’t see it for a month or so after it was released, maybe more, and all I heard during that period, over and over and over, was ‘Best Science Fiction Film Ever …. WAY better than 2001’. People who know me here know my reverence for that particular film, and I had serious…
*Hides from angry mobs of Letterboxd-users*
Laying my cards on the table: I absolutely hate Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. The plot (Luke and Han are pulled in by the death star, they manage to escape, they go back to destroy it) is thinner than the iPhone will be ten years from now. The special effects are next to nothing compared to the decade-older science-fiction landmark 2001: A Space Odyssey. Characters are clichés at best: Luke ‘the chosen one’ Skywalker, Obi-Wan ‘the old master’ Kenobi, Han ‘the money-obsessed solo slim’ Solo. Mark Hamill puts down one of the worst performances I’ve ever seen and the rest of the cast is generally not much better. Princess Leia is…
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…
Known simply as "Star Wars" when first released to massive fan fare on May 25, 1977, this epic space opera quickly became the highest grossing film of all time, earning over three-quarters of a billion, against its modest $11 million dollar budget. Adjusted for inflation, this "fourth" installment of the ongoing-series remains the second most successful film in American history, behind only "Gone With The Wind".
Opening with the iconic tilted text crawl, which, like much of this ambitious fantasy adventure was inspired by the "Flash Gordon" Saturday morning serials of the 1940s, visionary writer and director George Lucas crafted 125-minutes of stupendous cinema. Set "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away", the…
It is amazing how much this movie filled my entire world when I first saw it. 8 years old was the perfect age for the spectacle and it consumed me for years. Solo, Skywalker, Leia and Vader filled my thoughts and we had many adventures together. 20 years have passed since I've seen this and I must say that it was with trepidation that I approached it again. Was it only nostalgia that made this so memorable? Would I ruin my fond memories?
The pleasant surprise is that it holds up remarkably well. STAR WARS (I will never, ever all it A New Hope, and that's all I have to say about that) is as vivid and rich an experience…
justin mcelroy voice: Hell Yes
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The first movie I ever saw in a theatre at the ripe old age of 2. And I still remember how thrilled I was.
IT'S JUST FINE.
I was at the ripe age of six when this film was released, and I can remember seeing it in the theater several times.
The bombastic score, the opening scene of two ships fighting in orbit over a desert planet, the compelling characters who we can relate to, and of course the stunning visual effects (for the time) was exactly what a skeptical nation needed in 1977!
This will certainly go down as one of the classic films of the 20th Century!
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