Star Wars

Star Wars

Episode IV, A New Hope

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Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and two robots (R2-D2 and C-3PO) work together to rescue the princess and restore justice in the Empire. Includes never-before-released audio commentary from archival interviews with cast and crew.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jun 07, 2018

This movie is a classic. It started a new generation of incredible Sci-Fi movies, and has constantly inspired so many more incredible pieces of music and film. The plot is a wonderful story that although cliche and cheesy at many points, it still comes across as an iconic story. The visual effects for the time were stunning. The exposition is decently long but the whole buildup is worth it. The soundtrack is absolutely incredible, because of the genius John Williams. This movie is such a wonderful example of the power of creative minds, fusing so many genres and ideas into one perfect movie. - @ecozones of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

SnoIsleLib_CraigB Apr 24, 2018

Star Wars is the furnace in the nostalgia factory of Generation X. If you want to understand us, that is, if you want to understand your mother and father (I don't know why you would, but if you did) you'd want to begin your research right here. This is one of those rare films that gets a historical thumb tack on Hollywood's cork board: pre-Star Wars/post-Star Wars. You may laugh at its archaic boy-saves-girl plot, its hammy acting, and its aging special effects, but you'll have a hard time trying to convince anyone from my generation that Star Wars isn't one of the greatest movies of all time. It's our totem. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds us together.

SPPL_Anna Mar 17, 2018

I’m fairly certain I am who I am today because of Star Wars.

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reginator_22
Jan 26, 2018

One of the best and important movies ever made.

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1aa
Jan 03, 2018

I was surprised at how disappointed I was in watching this film again - its almost all action, very little drama, and the acting was noticeably bad. The writing and the plot was downright childish. Nevertheless, it brought back some pleasant memories. (Contrary to other commentators, this is not a science fiction, its a space opera.)

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BrandonBlanchard
Aug 17, 2017

Best scifi movie ever made.

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PineSisken
Apr 12, 2017

Good to watch this again to prepare for viewing Rogue One. It was fun to see how 70s it is, but it still stands up.

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September09
Jan 02, 2017

I was advised to watch episode IV in order to understand Rogue One, is this true? Hopefully it is because I am a Gen X parent taking my Gen Z son to see it (or wait for the video)....he loved Star Wars Awakens due to that orange and white android, the amazing and pretty lead actress, and the extremely talented actor who played the death trooper with a conscience, lol!

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16baginskip
Jan 10, 2016

My 2nd favorite out of the whole franchise. You can't beat the amazing effects and the timeless characters.

iluvstarwars Jan 09, 2016

I really liked this movie, it's one of the best star wars movies in my opinion. And by the way, mycarolchris, palpatine is not in this one.(and also, I HATE PALPATINE)

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16baginskip
Jan 10, 2016

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May 03, 2014

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Jul 12, 2013

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reginator_22
Jan 26, 2018

Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi: Use the Force, Luke.

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16baginskip
Jan 10, 2016

"Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope."

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Darth777Vader
Jul 12, 2013

Use the force, Luke.

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karatemaster
Nov 14, 2015

Violence: Lightsaber battles, a hand is chopped off in a bar (a little blood spatter on the floor is seen), a beloved character dies but is pretty light.

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