'Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope' Review By George Oldale

May The Force Be With This Classic Film...
  • OVERALL
    5.0
    SUPERB
  • Story
  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Visuals
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope is 1977 science-fiction epic film directed by the one-and-only George Lucas. This is the first Star Wars to be released but the fourth of the series' chronological order. Mark Hamill plays Luke Skywalker, Harrison Ford (best known as Indiana Jones) plays Han Solo, Carrie Fisher plays Princess Leia and David Prowse as Darth Vader.

Set in a galaxy far, far away, there is a war between the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire in a sphere-shaped ship called the Death Star. The leader of the rebels, Princess Leia, has the plans of the Death Star but her ship is attacked by the Imperial ship. She quickly hides the plans in the memory of a bin-shaped two-legged droid named R2-D2 who can only communicate with beeps and whistles. She also does a holographic message for a man called Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Before Leia is captured by the white armored knights known as the Strormtroopers, while R2-D2 escapes in a escape pod with his android friend C-3PO, who normally complains at R2. Meanwhile, at a farm in a planet called Tatooine, a young man called Luke Skywalker desires to leave his farm so he can fight the Empire. He soon meets the droids and later follows R2 to a deserted area where he meets an old but wise Jedi knight called Oni-Wan Kenobi. The young Luke Skywalker soon learns that he must fight the armored dictator Darth Vader and save Leia from his evil clutches.

A New Hope is one of the most famous science-fiction film in the world. To me, it is by far the most epic and amusing film I have seen. I praise the special-effects they used to make the laser swords known as lightsabers. My favorite scenes of this film was when C-3PO lightly kicks R2 in little frustration, as well as that famous scene where the convincing smuggler Han Solo shot a alien bodyguard Greedo after it made the first unsuccessful shot. A New Hope will remain as a classic film.

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