2017 is here and it will bring a whole new batch of movies. It looks like 2017’s movies will be better and there will be fewer reboots and sequels. One of the many things that 2016 is infamous for is the many celebrity deaths including Carrie Fisher (Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Erik Bauersfeld (Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Kenny Baker (Time Bandits, Star Wars: A New Hope), Alan Rickman (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Die Hard), and David Bowie (Labyrinth, The Man Who Fell To Earth). The franchise that lost the most actors was easily Star Wars. Thus, a Star Wars review (the original trilogy).
Starring Mark Hamill (Batman: The Animated Series, Batman: The Killing Joke), Harrison Ford (Blade Runner, The Fugitive), Carrie Fisher (1956-2016), Kenny Baker (1934-2016), and Erik Bauersfeld (1922-2016) this series made many stars, gathered billions of fans, and transformed the genre of sci-fi. Though the first movie has aged over 40 years and become a little hokey but the other two have stayed brilliant. The franchise is being revamped and characters brought back to life both figuratively and literally (Grand Moff Tarkin) and I am happy to see a new generation of fans join the ranks. A truly impressive trilogy for its time, Star Wars has stayed strong and will continue to do so in coming years.
A young orphan leaves his home planet to join the resistance against an evil government called the Empire and trains under Yoda to become a Jedi. This leads him on an adventure to take down the Death Star, a weapon of mass destruction created to destroy whole planets and try to kill Darth Vader, the leader of the Empire.
The first film has aged considerably and there are a couple of plot holes throughout the trilogy.
Artistic Impression: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
1) The word “Ewok” is never uttered by a character in the original trilogy. Although, the species is identified in the script and closing credits.
2) The phrase “I have a bad feeling about this” or “I have a very bad feeling about this” is said in every Star Wars movie (not just the original trilogy).
3) Yoda’s species is never named and still remains a mystery.
4) George Lucas admired Stanley Kubrick, and when he set out to make Star Wars, he hired so many people who worked on 2001: A Space Odyssey that the group was referred to as “The Class of 2001.”
5) The Ewok language is a combination of Tibetan and Nepalese.
IMDb for ‘A New Hope’: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076759/