Star Wars (1977) Movie Review
“I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.” – Obi-Wan
In the original Star Wars classic, The Imperial Forces under orders from Darth Vader hold Princess Leia hostage, in their efforts to quell the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, captain of the Millennium Falcon, work together with the two robots C3PO and R2D2 to rescue the beautiful princess and to help the Rebel Alliance restore justice and order to the galaxy from the evil Darth Vader and the Dark Side of the force.
Man. Not only does Star Wars still live up to this day from a visual standpoint, but from a storytelling and character standpoint as well. If you look at the visuals in this iconic movie and compare to some of the visuals in modern blockbusters, you will see how much this film holds up.
The directing by George Lucas is great and iconic. The world that he continually expands throughout is brilliant. The action sequences in this film are awesome. They are so much fun to watch, have jaw-dropping visuals and are intense. Lucas also manages to make such a fun, exciting and entertaining movie that will be appreciated in cinema for many years to come.
The characters are so awesome, and all of them have some sort of motivation or treat about them that makes them memorable. They are also very well-developed, mainly due to the time and emotion spent into exploring them. The actors who play them do a great job, because of how much they dig into their character and the world that Star Wars is. The duo of Chewbacca and Han Solo is one of the best in movie history. Darth Vader is complete pure evil. He isn’t just a bad-guy who likes to kill people and end the world. No, as you will learn in later Star Wars movies, is that he actually has a motivation. He is one of the best villains of all time, and whenever you see him appear on screen, all stakes are raised. He is only in the film more a mere ten minutes, but that is surprisingly enough to make him both notorious and evil. He isn’t under-used at all, in fact. If he were in the film more, we wouldn’t have had more time to develop with the rebels (Skywalker, Solo). The cinematography is absolutely beautiful in this movie, and the visuals are so great.
One of the greatest things about this film is its use of practical effects. Thus meaning no computer generated monsters, but actually real suits and costumes used throughout. This makes the movie feel more real, and the world more believable.
The score in the film is so iconic and beautiful. It has one of the best musical scores not only in movies but in all of the music. You can just listen to the beautiful music in awe, and it fits the movie so perfectly. It conveys emotion, intensity and awesomeness all the way through. The writing in this film is great as well and fits perfectly to this classic experience. The humor in this movie is especially something great as well, of course mainly the chemistry between C3PO and R2D2, two memorable and great characters.
Star Wars has influenced a whole genre of sci-fi films and is a huge cinema landmark. It’s a remarkable, classic and amazing film. It starts off the Star Wars universe perfectly, and with great characters that you love of course. And Darth Vader, the pure definition of evil. Also, the whole idea of the force is just awesome. The action sequences are so much fun, intense and hold up to this day. This film is the definition of a perfect sci-fi film.
Final Rating: 10/10