Runtime: 131 minutes
Directed by: Richard Marquand
Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, Frank Oz
The film starts slow and seems to linger just a tad too much on scenes which makes me impatiently waiting to get to the meat of the story. And that, for me, was the last half hour, (which is excellent.) On the whole it lacked impact.
I feel like the story is really thin and my main question throughout was, Why? I never see, or am told, what the bad guys are after? Why the good guys are fighting them? How is it affecting the rest of the world?
I’m never shown this, just the rebels fighting the Empire. What exactly is it they’re doing? Maybe I’ve just completely missed it or something, but yeah.
There are a few plot twists in this movie, which are shocking and yet the characters are never surprised or affected by them. I never feel like the characters are in danger either.
The action scenes are excellent and I love the music, especially when Darth Vader’s music kicks in as they come on screen.
But the film just seems a little shallow. They go here, they go there and the finally meet up for a lackluster climax.
I know the original trilogy had an a major effect on people when they first came out, but I failed to fall in love with it. Maybe it’s because I’m watching them for first time in 2015 and so aren’t as awe inspiring. I don’t know. In the end, I still prefer the newer trilogy.
To sum up, no story, great action scenes, great music
Was it worth the watch? No
Would I re-watch? No
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