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.
Easily the biggest piece of Right wing non sense propaganda I ever saw.
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Star Wars came around at the right time. People were feeling down and needing something fun to take their minds off the late 70's which were a crummy time. Star Wars blasts across the screen from the opening shot (still amazing today) to the final. And if there had never been another movie, that would have been ok simply because this is so great. But it gave birth to a phenomenon and for that , I am totally thankful. Just a great, enjoyable, wonderful movie.
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Star Wars by George Lucas was the first film I ever remember seeing and it still holds up today as one of the most marvellous spectacles in Sci Fi history.Everything from the effects to the characters to the world building! All these things add up together to make one of the greatest Sci Fi Films in cinema history!
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Still the best Star Wars ever. Great heroes. Great villians. Amazing music. Amazing special effects (yes still some of the best even better than most cgi) All of George Lucas's later edits were not well done, but the greatness still shines through. Yes, Han did shoot first, but he was told he was going to be killed, so what's the problem George? The later plunked in CGI definitely throws off the timing of those scenes, especially on the entry to Mosisli and it doesn't even look good. Yuck, oh well. Maybe some day they will release the real original again on high def digital.I'd have to guess that this movie was the best selling of all time. I was 7 when it came out and I remember people saying they went to see it at the theater 10 times or more! Revenue will not tell you the truth because the value of the dollar has changed as have the number of peopl in the US. I think if you wanted to really compare a movies sales against other movies you would have to take the tickets sold and divide it by the population of the country at the time. Star Wars would blow everything else away. I guarantee it.The most important thing about this movie is that it leaves you feeling good. Good conquers evil and you are thoroughly entertained. I think on IMDB "The Godfather" is actually rated number 1. A good movie, but oh please, and how depressing.
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NEW HOPE - a film that does not require presentation. The phenomenal creation of George Lucas for decades has become the standard of a fantastic adventure in the best possible form.Now it's hard to believe that in the distant seventies the studios did not believe in the success of the Star Wars. In the movie series that broke all box office records and spawned the world's most gigantic army of fans.Of course at that time in America, light cinema was not in high esteem. The Vietnam War, mass rallies, crises ... The situation was just like the then movie. And the young Lucas decided to wake up the society from this gloom and show that there is still a hope for peace and happiness in the world.Having written a somewhat unsightly script called The Adventures of Mace Windu - the Reverend Jedi-Bandu from the planet Ofucci, and afterwards having rewritten it several times, Lucas got the go-ahead from the 20th Century Fox studio. Basically thanks to the same as he is a revolutionary with Fox-Alan Leddu-jr.About those troubles that hit the film crew can be spoken for hours, but it's best to watch the wonderful documentary film The Dream Empire - the story of the original Star Wars trilogy.Looking for the first time Episode 4, I began to look at the movie differently. This is the ideal mixture of various components - from the Star Trek to the Lord of the Rings. Lucas took the best stories from different stories and put them together into one. Probably, Star Wars is the most organic fantasy of all time! And although the story takes place in the Far-away galaxy, it will directly affect each of you.As for the soundtrack, you can say one thing - He's great! Taking composers John Williams (who constantly works with Steven Spielberg), the creators also took a little of their main special effect. Well, who does not agree that the March of the Empire and the Introductory melody are the most memorable melodies of the cinema!Just as true was the decision to take on the main roles unfamiliar to the mass audience of actors, because they will not obscure their starry history itself. And the more it is pleasant to know that New Hope gave the world Harrison Ford.Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo and Chewbacca, Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine, Princess Leia and Wedge Antilles - each of us in our dreams associated ourselves with some of those icons. Empire and Alliance, Jedi and Sith - in all of us there is something from them.I watch Star Wars 33 years after their premiere and clearly understand that they give odds to each of today's megadoro blockbusters.In 1977 Lucas released STAR WARS to raise the spirit of people, to make them believe in a dream! It's 2010 now. Turn on your DVD and relax. All will be well, and may the Force be with you!