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…
Lowkey feel obliged to rate this movie at such a high spot, and lowkey thinking whatever I say to "review" it really won't add much substance, but lol who cares!!
Han Solo: a dreamboat
Leia: the real boss here with killer hairstyles
Luke: lol what a dork
I had a smile the whole time! Can't help feeling the epic-ness. Towards the end I was like, ".......squad goals????"
The final segment with destroying Death Star felt a bit long or not as captivating.
I sort of saw all of the movies back in like 4th or 5th grade, and yeah I probably thought it was cool but I thought it was much more complicated; lol,…
It was a bleak autumn day in 2009. I was an overly confident and slightly egotistical eight-year-old who had an eager imagination and interest in art. Of course, I absolutely adore films. Happy films, sad films, even cringe-inducing films. I loved experiencing emotions through a visual medium and characters. I was scrolling through some DVDs at the library when I noticed this film named "Star Wars" on the shelf. I read the plot synopsis and was vaguely interested. I checked it out at the front desk and went home. I popped it into the television and hit play. The opening sequence was quite impressive, despite some lackluster fx work, which I was willing to forgive. The second the forcefully executed…
What more to say? A SciFi Classic!
Jeg har som barn af 80'erne sikkert set de tre første Står Wars film, men kan ikke huske andet end scenén med Darth Vader i episode VI...
Har længe gerne villet se filmene, men den manglende streamingmulighed samt dem høje butikspris på DVD/Blu-ray for disse efterhånden aldrende film, har holdt mig væk...
Der var derfor ingen tvivl da Elgiganten Svendborg åbnede og havde smamtlige film (Episode I-VII) på Blu-ray til 200 Kr - her måtte jeg slå til...
Det er derfor reelt 1. gang jeg nu går i krig med stjerne krigen, og sikke da en start.. Humoren er her, spændingen er her og ganske imponerende praktiske effekter af en film fra 1977.. Kan godt forstå, hvorfor mange er blevet bjergtaget af denne film(serie) i 70'erne og 80'erne...
Glæder mig til at komme videre i sagaen (også selvom jeg ved at der venter en Jar Jar Binx et sted derude i en galaxe far far away....) ;-)
Box office $ 775 million
Star Wars is a movie that has had great social impact, a fact that has often gone unnoticed. A harbinger of a changing mood within the United States, Star Wars was one of the few movies rated General that was released in 1977. Where movies had for a decade been depicting ever more dark topics (Taxi Driver, The Exorcist) Star Wars was a lighthearted adventure. While some may decry the move back to swashbuckling from social comment, I for one celebrate the fact that Star Wars made it possibLe.
A cult classic they say . so true it is .
Some memories from my first viewing back in the 70s are vivid, but details of the story line were a bit hazy. So after seeing Elstree 1976 which is one insight into “the making of Starwars”, I was really interested to watch it again.
Wow, it is still amazing. But now I see a lighter side to this “fairy story”, and can see more humour than the first time around – such as the effeminate mannerisms of C-3PO the upright robot who minds R2D2, the smaller robot/droid who has a central role in the drama. So the other 5 Star Wars movies are now on my watch list - but it is a challenge to work out which order to follow.
I want to watch a fun movie.
I love arthouse films, but sometimes I just want to have fun, so…