STAR WARS: Episode IV – A New Hope

STAR WARS IS THE BEST EVER! FOR A WHILE I THOUGHT THAT WITH STAR WARS AS A SUBJECT, ANYTHING COULD BE GOOD. I FOUND OUT I WAS WRONG WHEN I SAW the force awakens. HOWEVER, THAT WILL BE THE SUBJECT OF A DIFFERENT POST.

Description

A boy on a planet in a galaxy far, far away gets caught up in an adventure to save the galaxy from the evil Galactic Empire and must help the small rebellion blow up a super-mega-weapon.

Themes

Good vs. evil, friends are more important than money, the little guy is just as powerful as the big guy with the power of the Force

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Isaiah 5:20

Summary–Spoiler Alert! Although, seriously, if you haven’t seen Star Wars yet, I hereby order you to.

The Empire’s new battle station, the Death Star, is the most dangerous threat to the galaxy yet. Princess Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) is carrying stolen blueprints of this weapon to analyze for a weakness. When her starship is attacked by the Empire’s sinister agent Darth Vader (David Prowse), she sends the plans down to the nearby desert planet of Tatooine with a droid named R2-D2 (Kenny Baker). He drags his friend, a protocol droid named C-3PO (Anthony Daniels), along with him.

The two eventually find themselves under the employment of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), an energetic farmer who wants to go on a big adventure. R2-D2 is determined to get to an Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness) to relay a special message from Princess Leia. He runs away, so Luke and 3PO, trying to find him, get caught up in his “mission.”

When the Empire, in search of the stolen plans in R2, destroys Luke’s farm and kills his aunt and uncle, he joins Obi-Wan, or Ben, Kenobi on a mission to get the secret blueprints to the planet Alderaan. To get there, they employ the services of a smuggler pilot named Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and his co-pilot and first mate, the Wookie Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew). They arrive at the coordinates to find that Alderaan has been replaced by a meteor shower, and a strange, dangerous battle station the size of a small moon has used a tractor beam to draw them in. They escape capture on the Death Star (Yes, that’s what it was! Whaddaya know!) and escape with the previously captured Princess Leia, but without Kenobi since he sacrificed himself in order to make Luke see how evil Darth Vader was.

The Rebel Alliance, now targeted by the Death Star, quickly analyzes the plans and defines a weakness. They organize a team of one-man fighters to try and hit a teeny-tiny weak spot in a two meter wide hole at the end of a trench. After two teams try and fail, his best friend from Tatooine is shot down, and the Death Star is within a few seconds of destroying the Rebel base, Luke finds himself using the Force (which he is strong with, BTW) to get the perfect shot and blow up the problem.

There is a big medal ceremony and everybody is happy. Yay!

Comments

Artoo and Threepio are the best characters, because they are the main characters. They are the only ones in all the movies! You could say that Anakin is in all of them, but HE’S NOT! EPISODE’S IV AND V HAVE DARTH VADER! HA!

Anyway, It is sad that at the medal ceremony Chewie doesn’t get a medal. He didn’t really do anything, but he still should have gotten one.

Star Wars is so timeless, and Episode IV is the ultimate classic. I love watching the scenes, being in the world, and seeing all the different creatures and technology!

Princess Leia’s hair is  sooo cute. Everybody knows that, but still!

My favorite part about lightsabers and laser blasters is that there are mostly sear marks so there isn’t too much blood, but there are still good fighting scenes, and lightsaber fights are the best! Even the one in A New Hope is still cool just because it has lightsabers. And when you think of the technology of the time of the movie, and how old Vader and Kenobi are, it is really impressive.

There might not have been the best special effects of all in A New Hope, but it’s got the wonderful, exciting story that is prevalent throughout Star Wars, and it means all the cool creatures and sets are legit. No tricks. No lame CGI.

Recommended goes without saying. As before, I order you to watch it! In fact, if you already have, I order you to watch it again!

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