Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Why not? The first ever Star Wars movie is an enjoyable and awesome classic! Action and science fiction fans will adore George Lucas’s movie, great for kids.


After Princess Leia is abducted and held hostage by Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker must team up with a Jedi Knight, a pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to free her and save the galaxy from the world-destroying battle station created by the Empire.

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Movie details

Director: George Lucas
Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew
Writer: George Lucas
Release Date (Australia): 27 October 1977
Runtime: 121 minutes/2h 1m
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (PG)

The film features thematic elements such as perilous situations and depictions of fantasy creatures.

Violence (PG)

The film features science fiction violence in the form of battle sequences including the use of fantasy weapons.

Coarse Language (G)

There is infrequent use of the words “damn” and “hell”.

mpaa rating

PG (for sci-fi violence and brief mild language)

Aussie boy's thoughts

The birth of the Star Wars franchise forwards straight into the striking cinematography, familiar to fans as a childhood-all-the-way-to-adulthood favourite. From the special effects to the brilliant plot, A New Hope qualifies as one of the greatest sci-fi/action movies of all time. But it’s more of an experience than a typical film.

The film begins with a good hour of steadied pacing. You really get to know the characters, settings and situations. The heroes and villains are incredibly memorable and the soundtrack, especially for an old 70s movie, is utterly amazing! However, there’s probably too much time spent around grabbing your attention to the story, which is A New Hope’s main problem. But at least the dialogue is fairly decent and keeps you distracted.

The special effects will also never be forgotten; explosive action, space battles and lightsabers! Even today’s generation of children will admire the cinema-worthy action. It’s completely and amazingly exhilarating.

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