Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Critic Consensus: A legendarily expansive and ambitious start to the sci-fi saga, George Lucas opened our eyes to the possibilities of blockbuster filmmaking and things have never been the same.
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Critic Reviews for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
A boy's adventure yarn in the most traditional, unabashedly entertaining sense.
I haven't had as much fun at a movie in years. With its technical wizardry, high-velocity storytelling and spirited good humor, Star Wars dazzles the child in us.
Star Wars is nothing short of pure unadulterated entertainment, something that has been sorely lacking in a great majority of recent films.
It must be nice to be able to spend $8-million to fulfil your childhood fantasies. George Lucas has that much money because of the tremendous success of his last movie, American Graffiti, and he spent it both wisely and well on Star Wars.
George Lucas, who brought us those memorable kids in American Graffiti, is back with Star Wars -- a film that would captivate the Mel's Drive-In crowd as well as enchant the kid in all of us.
Audience Reviews for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
An all time classic and many people's favourite all time film. Well ahead of itself and launched the Star Wars series. Always entertaining, a land mark in film making!!
Created a pop culture phenomenon that probably has no equal and deservedly so as A New Hope is a classic that only gets better the more they try to expand this universe with sequels and prequels. It has a sense of wonder and discovery that no other film in the series can match. The plot is pretty simple, but the characters really make it come to life. Empire Strikes Back would expand on all the things done well in this movie, but because it was darker it wasn't as fun as this one. That's not a complaint, just an observation. A New Hope was as good of a start as you can get for a franchise.
The start of an amazing mythology, and the beginning of one of the most well known movie franchises of all time. This story tells the journey of how a young man gains knowledge of the universe he lives in, and becomes a force to be reckoned with. It is classic storytelling at it's finest. It may not have perfect dialogue, and the action is a bit weak for most of the film, but in the end, that is not at all what matters. The characters, the world, and the meaning behind everything is what really sticks out, and I love this film for that. A movie does not have to be perfect, to feel perfect. "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" is fantastic filmmaking and perfect storytelling!
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Quotes
|Darth Vader:||I am altering the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further.|
|Ben `Obi-Wan' Kenobi:||Use the Force, Luke.|
|Han Solo:||Over my dead body!|
|Princess Leia:||Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?|