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Film REVIEW: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) - ★★★★

Updated: Jan 26



Director: George Lucas


Writer: George Lucas


Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness.


Genre: Action, Adventure Fantasy

Themes: Galactic War, Princess, Space Opera


Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.

It was the first film released in the Star Wars film series and fourth chronological chapter of the "Skywalker Saga".

The film opened to critical acclaim for its acting, direction, story, musical score, action sequences, sound, editing, screenplay, costume design, and production values, but particularly for its groundbreaking visual effects.

Often regarded as one of the greatest and most influential films ever made, the film became a pop-cultural phenomenon, launching an industry of tie-in products, including novels, comics, video games, amusement park attractions and merchandise including toys, games, and clothing.



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Jan (Age 11) - ★★★★

"I think episode 4 A New Hope is equally as episode 1 The Phantom Menace. The only thing I did not like was the slow lightsaber fights. They were quite uneventful compared to the first three movies. For a 46 year old movie it was brilliant. My favourite part was Han solos and Luke's time on the Death star. My favourite character was Han solo as he was funny and really enjoyable to watch. Obi wan Kenobi saving Luke was also good, his death shocked me. I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes anything similar to Jumanji."




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For more sci-fi adventures check out Avatar andJumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, for more fantasy trilogy can't go wrong with The Lord of the Rings. Then there's all the other movies in the Skywalker saga to look out for as well! Check out Mark Hamill in The Boy and the Heron.


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