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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

21

Avg. Rating:

3.32/4

# of Ratings:

1490

Genres:

Sci-Fi, Adventure

Rating:

PG

Language:

English

Theater Date:

05/25/1977

Director:

George Lucas

Actors:

Mark Hamill
Harrison Ford
Carrie Fisher
Alec Guinness
Anthony Daniels
James Earl Jones

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A kid named Luke Skywalker, flees his home after his family is murdered, goes into outer space to face Tie Fighters and the evil Darth Vador, while making friends with Han and Princess Leia.

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Matthew Brady 01/26/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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4/4 

A kid named Luke Sky walker, flees his home after his family is murdered, goes into outer space to face Tie Fighters and the evil Darth Vador, while making friends with Han and Princess Leia. This movie is epic Sci-fi movie with classic characters and outstanding visual effect's.

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Ivana 06/07/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3.5/4 

I think it is a kind of movie to watch for many reasons: the story have some ideas about the future where the technology would be so evolved, the orchestra soundtracks is awesome, good actors performances, scenes effects and quite funny develops.

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mitchellyoung 03/10/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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4/4 

Despite how expansive and intricate the Star Wars universe has become, the original film will always hold an inimitable spirit of adventure and freshness. From the introduction of such iconic characters as Darth Vader and Han Solo to its use of practical effects and models to create some of the more exciting action sequences, Star Wars still holds up as an exciting, sometimes funny, and always entertaining sci-fi epic. This is the franchise at its most unadulterated - before it got bogged down by too much CGI and alien races.

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  John
John
Rising Star
 

03/24/2018 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) Movie Review

Plot: The Film Focuses On A Farmboy Named Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) On Tatooine Who Lives With His Foster Aunt And Uncle. Luke Is Bored With Life And Hopes To Become Part Of The Rebel Alliance Against The Galactic Empire To Bring Peace And Justice To The Galaxy. One Day He Discovers That His Aunt And Uncle Have Been Murdered. He Meets A Jedi Knight Named Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness) Who Tells Him His Father Was A Jedi Murdered By The Evil Sith Lord Darth Vader (James Earl Jones/David Prowse) And Trains Luke In The Ways Of The Force And One Day Become A Jedi Like His Father. Along They Way He Meets A Smuggler Named Han Solo (Harrison Ford), A Wookie Named Chewbacca And Two Droids Named C-3P0 And R2-D2 To Rescue Princess Leia (Carrie Fischer) From The Clutches From The Empire. As The F...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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  Pat
Pat
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10/13/2016 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope is the best! Why?

Don't get me wrong, empire strikes back is one of the most impactful and deep and greatest films ever made. I like return of the Jedi too! However, if you look at each movie as a whole, Star Wars 1977 has the most coherent closure, direction, and sensibility. While every Star Wars movie has flaws, a new hope has the least while Jedi has the most (out of the OT of course). I will begin with Star Wars 1977's biggest flaw, which is the design of the Death Star. That design makes no sense at all, however the rebellion would not have been able to achieve victory for the first time against the empire. Now in empire, the largest flaws, I am afraid to say, are the teachings of Yoda. I love Yoda as a character, but not as a mentor to Luke. To explain, Yoda tells Luke in degobah that if you let ang...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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  Bryce
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11/05/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Star Wars

"Star Wars" practically invented the blockbuster film and is, to this day, one of the finest examples of escapist entertainment ever made. It's the perfect conglomeration of a multitude of genres, blended together to make something completely original and groundbreaking.

George Lucas and his team created an entirely new universe that feels authentic and lived-in, full of history and compelling characters who have become icons in the history of film. "Star Wars" is as fun and light-hearted as any film in the action/adventure genre but it's the underlying depth, which permeates the story, that turns it into something more - something transcendent.

The imagination behind the film's visuals (which hold up remarkably well today) is unprecedented and the legendary score by John Williams...

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4/4 

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