Sunday, May 1, 2011
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
A long time ago, after history was made by the first two Godfathers...
There was the first Star Wars, and for its time it was fricking awesome. lightsabers, death star, stormtroopers darth vader, the whole shebang.
Plot: The rebel alliance steals the plans to the death star, a battle station powerful enough to destroy an entire planet. in attempt to get them back, the evil Darth Vader captures Princess Leia who hides the plans in one of her two droids, R2-D2 who escapes capture with his droid companion C-3PO. they come across the ownership of Luke Skywalker and eventually Obi-Wan Kenobi. Assigning Luke to choose whether or not to face his destiny to become a Jedi like his father and aid him to fight the Empire, Obi-Wan takes Luke and the droids to help the Princess with the help of Han Solo and Chewbacca.
This film has changes things for better or worse when it comes to movies. and it was a great way to start telling the stories of the Star Wars from both the both and all the expanded universe stuff that came afterwords such from books to comics and video games etc.
Mark Hamill/Luke Skywalker: what is there to say? there could not have been a better guy to play Luke Skywalker. but like the rest of the original cast, he still had a long way to go when they finished this film.
Alec Guinness/Obi-Wan Kenobi: well as sad as it is that this great actor is gone now, Requiescast in Pace, (Rest in Peace in Italian) it may have been a slightly good thing for all we know that he didn't live to see much of the prequel trilogy. i mean that was a bad trilogy yes, but i do wonder about what what his thoughts would be about what Obi-Wan in general was made to be during the Clone Wars. Not that Ewan McGregor was completely bad throughout the prequel trilogy, but it gets you to wonder how much the character probably changed between III and IV that made his this very wise mentor up to the very end that earned Guinness the Oscar nomination as Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Harrison Ford/Hans Solo: one of the best characters in the trilogy, and he did a great way of starting quite a career to come over the years even outside of Star Wars and Indiana Jones. nuff said.
Carrie Fischer/ Leia Organa: not sure what to say about her than what has been generally said about everything else so there.
Effects:I know they are not much now, but they sure hit the spot considering their time. other than that, it's a darn good thing considering how much it gets better throught the saga especially with the Lightsaber fights.
Music: What the frick do i need to say? It was done by John Williams, most of the music is stuff that practically anybody who is anybody knows, and it's not going away anytime soon.
So that is my review for Star Wars: Episode IV-A New Hope