Friday Flix – Star Wars

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So…I finally started watching some classics and Stars Wars was first on my list. I’m talking about Episode V-VI. So here’s my humble opinion about this epic series.

Star Wars, Episode IV: New Hope (1977)

New HopeStarring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher Directed by George Lucas

Plot A young, orphaned boy discovers the world and the secrets of the Force that control the universe.

Now I see why everyone wanted to be a Jedi. And I want to be one myself. God knows I tried. This visual magnificence has as much to offer to the sci-fi buff (and has done so over the years) as much as to the plot driven junkie. The best of introductions to a world that is still relevant.

 

Star Wars, Episode V: Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Empire_strikes_back_oldStarring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher Directed by Irvin Kershner

Plot Luke is trying to master the art of the Force and be the Jedi he was meant to be, while Princess Leia and Han Solo fight the Empire.

A sequel that definitely lives up to the original. The story keeps blasting us with surprising turns, as are the visual effects. I adored the introduction of love in this film although it came out of the sudden with nothing leading up to it. A great transition to its final film.

 

Star Wars, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)

Star Wars Episode VIStarring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher Directed by Richard Marquand

Plot Luke fights with his feelings about the news he received in the last film and tries to bring the Empire down and save the universe.

Although I found it was my favourite out of the two sequels I did find the sudden internal fighting of Darth Vader quite abrupt and out of place, but I enjoyed the film to its fullest despite that and the ending was liberating.

 

Weekly Quality of Flix

10-10

 

 

A top notch trilogy that deserves its status. Highly recommended for movie marathons.

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