Kicking off one of the most iconic cinematic franchises, "A New Hope" was the beginning of the Star Wars universe and released in theaters way back in 1977, over 40 years ago. It's the film that introduced us to this whole new galaxy of heroes that we love, like Luke, Leia, Han and Chewie, but also one of the most menacing and infamous villains in the history of cinema, Darth Vader. In the midst of a civil war between the Rebellion, led by Princess Leia and the Empire, who aims to build a space station called the Death Star and use it as a weapon, the rebels are captured by the evil Sith Lord, Darth Vader. In order to help the rebels destroy the Death Star, a young Jedi, Luke, must team up with the smuggler Han Solo and his Wookie friend, Chewbacca. The cast is very carefully selected, particularly the main trinity of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher. The film is packed with insanely entertaining and timeless sequences of action, humor and drama. The practical and visual effects are top notch quality and astonishingly refreshing and creative for the time that the film was released and still manage to hold up nicely. The score by John Williams is absolutely epic and unlike anything that has ever been heard. In other words, "A New Hope" is a flawlessly crafted space opera and only the beginning of an unforgettable adventure.