Year Released: 1977
Main Stars: Mark Hamil, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alex Guiness, David Prowse, John Earl Jones, Peter Cushing, Antony Daniels, R2D2, Chewbacca
Last watched: February 2011
“These Are Not The Droids You’re Looking For”
“the force is strong in this one”
“That’s no moon”
“That droids got a bad motivator”
“I’ve got a bad feeling about this”
No point asking. I love it. The plot doesn’t matter although it’s not such a bad one as westerns go, with many strange characters, both alien and ‘human’ and with lines that are still quotable decades later.
Ok, the acting from the three youngsters is pretty cardboard but it really doesn’t matter. This is the adventure that kisses you on the cheek, hypnotises you and steals your heart without ever trying. It’s a classic memory that’s your friend forever.
And the scenery? Exactly as needed. The insides of space ships are a bit clumsy and that helps cover over the plot issues with scenery such as useless lights, incredibly dangerous locations for worker in the Deathstar and strange retractable bridges. However, the fact that most of what you see is models, it never appears that way. Really, you kinda accept that it’s all real but that it was badly designed by the characters in the film.
There are a couple of holes in the plot and that Storm trooper that slams his head on the door. All part of the fun. (by the way, I think they added the sound effect of his clunking head in the remaster!)
The force is STILL strong in this one. Always.
2017 UPDATE: Still watching whenever I notice it’s on. Not wearing thin and still the best.
I’d love to have a DVD with all the extras that could ever exist including outtakes and special interviews. Ooo, get’s me excited just thinking about it.
Watch if on TV?
Wouldn’t record from TV but would watch it if it was on. I don’t want to overload on Starwars so much that it becomes passé.
Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Snog and marry, then snog again and have it’s kids or whatever it wants.