Runtime: 121 minutes
Directed by: George Lucas
Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness
The beginning of the film seems to drag on and, except for the traditional summary at the start, I don’t know really what was going on in this film. It does pick up halfway through the film, but it feels as though they do a lot of setting up for the future films.
I don’t find the telling of the story impressive, but the story itself is. The music as well is amazing. (Of course it is, it’s Star wars!)
There aren’t a lot of different species in the film which is disappointing, but I was suppose it was easier not to have them then.
I’m going to say something that’s probably going to horrify many people, but I prefer the newer ones. BUT! I’ve only seen this one of the original trilogy so far, so don’t hold me to that! Concerning this one, I unfortunately didn’t feel glue to the screen.
I love all the robots in the film, as well as chewbacca. I don’t find Darth Vader very menacing or his voice, (Sorry, James Earl Jones).
Harrison Ford obviously gives a great performance and I like Mark Hamill’s portrayal of Luke Skywalker, but other than that no one else stands out for me. (Sorry Dad, I know how much you like Peter Cushing.)
Was it worth the watch? Yes
Would I re-watch? No
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