Star Wars, A New Hope  APR 01 2005  rating: 5.0 stars

I didn't realize how much the recent two Star Wars movies had sullied my once-fond memories of the first three films until I sat down to watch the original Star Wars. The acting is marginal at best and the story is a little clunky in places, but that's really beside the point, isn't it? The special effects have been digitally retouched and remastered on the DVD, but even without all that, I can see why SW was such a huge deal when it appeared in theatres in the late 70s. Space opera indeed. And the last scene with the X-Wing fighters and the Death Star -- don't worry, I won't give the ending away if you haven't seen it -- I've seen that scene about 30 times and it never fails to entertain; I know every line by heart almost and I was still on the edge of my seat.

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