Star Wars is a masterpiece of film, it is in a league of its own, what is amazing about this movie is not the acting that isn't all that great, or the sets which aren't all that great, or the special effects, though revolutionary for their time certainly have been since eclipsed, It is what happens in the rare event, that the right script, the right director, the right vision, the right actors, all come together, in a under dog long shot movie, that went over budget, almost was cancelled, everyone who was involved with it doubted it would be successful, and then, by some sheer moment of movie magic, John Williams score breathes life into it, Jame Earl Jones voice Darth Vader, the sound of light sabers and speeding space crafts all explode on the scene. Suddenly the audience is looking at something we had never seen before, a magical movie with a princess, and a rescue, and a death star and space monkeys and what have you. A surprising and addicting blockbuster that anyone who watches the original (not CGI remake) will recognize immediately as fun and entertaining, and an instant classic. Not because its perfect, but because of its unpolished genius, this is a 100%, a real rarity in film. While Star Wars did not have deep characters, or shared deep insights into the human condition, it did share the basic formal of heroic myth in a very light and entertaining movie...that is the magic of movies.