For when that friend asks you to introduce him to some really great films. This list is not meant to…
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…
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…
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…
*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…
I've never been a fanboy, nor do I have a certain nostalgic attachment to this movie or the franchise. The same could be said about Jurassic Park, The Matrix, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and just about every other beloved or acclaimed franchise that spring to mind--be it they got a larger than life reputation or not. It's sad really. I wish I had a franchise, or at least a movie, that had such a nostalgic connection with me.
With that said; it's been five and a half years since I last watched the original trilogy and the Episode I, and threw in the towel without ever getting around to II and III. I enjoyed the experience, but certainly…
I wanna be a jedi
I know this will be sacrilege to all of the cinephiles out there, but this is probably the most important film ever made.
Not the best film. The most important.
It's essentially the way more people than anyone else got into cinema in the first place. It is the template by which all other films, before or since, can define themselves.
It's the alphabet of cinema, the way you begin to learn the visual language that goes into making a film. It's beginner level at best.
Not that it was ever meant to be this, as it's increasingly clear that George Lucas has had better luck than any other living filmmaker and accidentally got all the right people to surround…
It's still really enjoyable and entertaining - even with all the CGI changes #Hanshotfirst
!!!! WHY HADN'T I WATCHED THIS BEFORE !!!!!
► my reactions: marauderes.tumblr.com/post/143383158175
It was mostly a bunch of “Luke NO”
R2-D2 is my long lost twin, I love that lil droid so much :) :)
There's so much I could say omg
Luke Skywalker is convinced by a group of terrorists to destroy a government facility and kill thousands of people.
Plenty of fun with absolutely wonderful production design and some iconic film moments, the movie is sillier and goofier than I remembered from childhood. The pacing is often too slack and the acting, aside from Ford and Guinness, leaves something to be desired.
still warms my heart every time
don't take it personally
i actually really like and even love some of these, but their fans are awful
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…