A list of Edgar Wright's favorite 1000 Movies per his list on Mubi on July 27th, 2016.
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…
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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…
Star Wars is without a doubt my favorite mainstream franchise, yet the original speaks to me in a special way that none of the following films have. Each one is spectacular in its own way but something about the innocence and youthful awe present in the cast and crew, before they new how this would change the world, adds something genuine to the tone. Every Star Wars film is great, but a New Hope will always be my favorite.
La princesa Leia, prisionera del imperio envía dos androides buscando por un legendario hombre llamado Obi Wan Kenobi, pero son comprados por el joven Luke, quien empezará una aventura que nunca imaginó.
Es una película que para su época tiene unos muy buenos efectos especiales y está muy bien lograda, pero tiende a aburrir y el gran villano "Darth Vader" no es que haga mucho, genera algo de respeto, pero es vencido fácilmente.
El mejor aspecto de la película es Han Solo y su relación con Chewbacca.
En tot el seu esplendor.
PD: La forma de proveir combustible de les naus no converteix Star Wars en una aventura Steampunk?
After all these years, it's still hard to say which of the original trilogy films is my favorite. Jedi is the first one I saw in theaters on opening day in 1983; Star Wars I saw on HBO a year before; and Empire I didn't end up seeing until after Jedi. As an adult, I prefer Empire as a "film" because of its wholeness and even tone, but Jedi still holds a special place in my heart. But for the pure magic - the same kind of magic that say a Wizard of Oz has - then nothing beats the original. It's no wonder that Force Awakens worked so well - hitting on all those original beats of the first…
One of my biggest film regrets is that I'll never be able to watch Star Wars for the first time. Our collective culture has absorbed this movie so deep that it's hard to recognize that this was the trendsetter. In some respects it feels timeless and mythic but at times its age shows. It takes a while to get interesting, the finale honestly isn't great, and I noticed a ton of hiccups in the sound editing with regards to dialogue quality. There are many elements I can admire, from the great puppet work to the timeless score to the good acting (though not all of it is great). I just never truly buy into it because of the age I live in having kind of ruined it for the rest of us.
Also, the CGI in the special edition is atrocious. It's so awful - it dates the movie more than anything in the original, honestly.
This movie is pure sci-fi action fun with some very well written characters and absolutely amazing set designs. It's freaking Star Wars.
this site has gone to shit. i didn't join lb to have petty, stupid arguments about movies. i joined to enjoy myself, to watch, discuss, and learn more about movies. all of this everybody wants some shit is killing my brain cells. i say this in the sincerest way possible, to both sides of the argument; grow up, or get the fuck off of my site. i'm sick of it.
star wars is reeeeeeeal good.
This is my fifth favorite Star Wars film
inspired by Jack Bower's most recent list, I decided to do an interactive list where you just comment your favorite…