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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…
This is the film that started it all. The first instalment in the Star Wars saga that would later go on to revolutionise its genre, change the landscape of blockbuster filmmaking & become a cultural phenomenon, Star Wars (also known as Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope) is hailed as a cinematic feat of imagination, vision & creativity that hypnotized an entire generation with its freshly envisioned & awe-inspiring world, first-rate adventure, interesting characters, state-of-the-art visuals & an epic soundtrack.
Having no nostalgic relation whatsoever with this epic space opera, all I can say is that my stint with Star Wars didn't go as well as I anticipated. Where others heaped praise upon its visual effects, set pieces & other stuff, I found…
*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…
Oh yeah I forgot, I watched this on Friday didn't I? I got to someone's house to hang out and the movie was playing. Well, it was only about half of it because they were leaving Mos Eisley as I walked in, but it's not like this wasn't my 205th time watching it so I doubt that matters.
For the very first time, though, I noticed a weird mullet guy during the Death Star debriefing scene and I can't believe I've been watching this movie essentially the past twenty-one years and I never noticed this weird mullet guy. Whoever he is, I want to know his story. He's even more interesting to me than Fake Wedge.
A new hope if most definitely my favourite one in the first trilogy. Princess Leia kicking butt and Han being charming <3
- Leia wordt gevangen genomen en roept Obi Wan in
- Luke, Obi Wan, R2D2, C3PO, Chewie en Han gaan samen Leia bevrijden
- Obi Wan 'sterft'
- Rebellenbasis, Han wil weg, Luke doet mee aan het plan om de Death Star te vernietigen
- Ze slagen hierin. Darth Vader ontkomt.
- Leia is een two-timing whore
- Luke is naïef
- Han is ne player
Star Wars ist einer der besten Filme die ich jemals sehen durfte, ich beziehe mich hier allerdings nicht auf die komplette Saga sondern nur auf den Film "Eine neue Hoffnung" von 1977. Ich habe ihn jetzt schon sehr oft gesehen und kann mich nicht satt sehen. Ein wichtiger Aspekt dafür das ein Film gut ist, ist bei mir das ich noch lange nachdem ich mir ihn anschaute immer noch darüber nachdenke was passiert ist. Super Film! Bis zum Ende spannend, für ein Film von 1977 ein Meisterwerk!
First time watching and it enjoyed it very much, looks great on Blu-ray format.
Before last night, my wife had never seen this movie all the way through. When I suggested we watch it together, it was with the caveat that she should feel absolutely no pressure to love, like or tolerate the film and that we could turn it off at any time and I would not be offended.
This is a short list of quotes that I feel best describe her experience:
- "Why are we starting with Episode IV?"
- "The gold robot is terrible"
- "Are those Ewoks?" (They were Jawas.)
- "Wait, if Vader is actually Luke's dad, what Obi-Wan just said doesn't make any sense." (She already knew about the Luke/Vader relationship, but I don't think she knows…
how much I like it (50): 46
how good it is (50): 46
overall (100): 92
wish I didn't accidentally rewatch the version where george lucas adds in a bunch of garbage
did I mention george lucas is a steaming pile of garbage?
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…
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