Movie – Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope [REVIEW] – A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far Away…

IMDb Rating: 8,6/10
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Director: George Lucas
Writer: George Lucas
Stars: Mark HamillHarrison FordCarrie Fisher

After reviewing the whole prequel trilogy, we are now reviewing the original trilogy of “Star Wars.” This is one film which shows a fantasy and action genre that was so phenomenal at the time even said as one of the best-selling movies of all time in the United States. “Star Wars,” of course, winning various awards including 6 Oscars and fortunately competing with other Oscar films such as “Annie Hall” and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” This is one of the movies which is known for its pop culture and community that spread all over the world ’till this day. There are many factors can indeed happen why this movie is considered as one of the most influential, even George Lucas himself was inspired by Akira Kurosawa’s various works such as “Seven Samurai” and “The Hidden Fortress.” Although “Star Wars” is considered as an outdated film ranging from the digital effects, awkward acting, to the visual effects, we have highly appreciated it at the time when watching it in theaters. Now, “Star Wars” is considered to be one of the most classic in terms of the story and the imaginary world created by George Lucas himself.

The Imperial Forces, under orders from cruel Darth Vader, hold Princess Leia hostage in their efforts to quell the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, captain of the Millennium Falcon, work together with the companionable droid duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess, help the Rebel Alliance and restore freedom and justice to the Galaxy.

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Star Wars Darth Vader

As with the whole trilogy, Star Wars begins like a fairy tale through a narrative which the story is set in a galaxy far, far away. When seeing the synopsis, we know that the settings taken in this film are the most extensive universe and it seems that there will be many things that appear in it. It started with a charming opening scene from space with an amazingly interesting impression, “Star Wars” is the most memorable opening with its theme songs composed by John Williams. If you watch this trilogy from “The Phantom Menace,” there is absolutely a common thread which it fits between the plots and the characters in the universe. Even though like that, watching it from the original trilogy feels like there is a mystery that keeps away from the universe. For example, a reunion between Obi-Wan and Darth Vader which it still confusedly makes us wonder if there was a great conflict that happened before this began. George Lucas also chose a passive method by introducing all the characters in the film. There is one of the iconic villains ever Darth Vader with his memorable voice-over from James Earl Jones, Han Solo with his puns jokes and always has a cool style, the duo robotic of R2-D2 and C-3PO, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. The rest of the movie focuses on characters who are in a miniature scope and seem like misadventures heroes who try to save the princess. Seems familiar, right? From the appearance of these characters, there is a significant knowledge of the universe but it is still not enough to conclude everything. Furthermore, this is a space misadventure from an innocent young man who doesn’t know anything about Jedi and Force immediately start his journey.

Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill in Star Wars (1977)

There is a lot of memorable scenes which make us nostalgic for this film. One of them is Luke staring at the sunset with the score from John Williams. It feels like there’s something deep and huge outside the world which is waiting out there, waiting for the appearance of the main heroes who are ready to travel around space. There is Han Solo and Greedo while talking and suddenly one of them shoots a laser, forgot who shot first. There is one mistake where one of the Stormtrooper accidentally bumped into a door at the Death Star where the actor was also severely injured. If you are looking for one on one fights between lightsaber, there is only one and it is tedious. But, I watch the prequel which it feels like lukewarm greetings with long-lost brothers who have never met for several years and once again wants to finish what they didn’t finish in the past. Of course, with an iconic character from Darth Vader who is so phenomenal because of his intelligence, his design costume is slightly inspired by samurai culture and his fear when intimidates a person. In fact, R2-D2 and Chewbacca become one of the characters feels memorable in taking their respective roles. With the actors, all of them got a phenomenal performance of the characters they created, although at least they sometimes turn out to be awkward for the small parts. “Star Wars” becomes a movie with a new theme surpassed by an era, as well as “2001: A Space Odyssey” or etc. Sure, some of the backgrounds are still unclear about the characters, who is this character and who is that. However, “Star Wars” is a classic movie known for a marker, a marker between the protagonist and the antagonist on-screen.

4,5 Star

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope” is known as one of the classic sci-fi movies with a technology which has been beaten in this modern era. However, “Star Wars” became a superior seed in a sci-fi, action, and adventure genre. The most memorable tagline of the time, the characters are known for their individual characteristics, the visual effects were so brilliant at the time, and also there are many memorable scenes possible in this film. “Star Wars” instills an idea about the world of imagination, about a complex fantasy in all its details and presented in a stunning way from all aspects.


10 thoughts on “Movie – Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope [REVIEW] – A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far Away…

  1. The original remains the best and when I think Star Wars, this is the movie I always think of. It was just fun and unapologetic about the narrative it was telling which was very fairy tale like despite its space setting. Really fun, iconic, and fantastic music. Everything about this film just hits the right spot.

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    1. Yes, I agree. This is one of the origins of the Star Wars movie which isn’t too complex with a simple story but it always hits in the heart. It has memorable characters, music, sound, anything that’s related to it. Thank you 🙂

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