Ah, the movie that started it all, and began one of the, if not, the biggest film franchise of all time, popularity exploded, hardcore fans were born, and thus Star Wars entered pop culture forever.
But No Movie Is Without Faults, and that includes one of the most popular movies of all time, Star Wars: A New Hope!
Let's start with the good:
When i first saw the movie, i was a kid who had seen more...modern films, the 2000's were a weird time, so old movies were...well, old. But when i saw this movie, the effects were something spectacular, for a movie in the 70'S! But it's amazing, and the characters were iconicand likable, the story was good, the effects amazeballs! Han Solo, Luke, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, C-3PO! They are one of the most iconic film characters of all time. And thus my fanboying love of STAR WARS began. I watched the rest of the movies (even the prequels, i know, WTF, right?) Bought toys, read books, hell, even strawberry flavored yogurt with Darth Vader's face on it.
The Dark Side VS The Light is one of the many themes of this movie, it has good story, hell, even some good dialogue and bad dialogue(but i'll get to that later) but let's start with the bad aspects of the movie:
George Lucas is a....strange man, to say atleast. How could a man so inventive, and imaginitive, and a..rather goodstoryteller he was known at the time of the Originals. But the George Lucas we have now, is just a guy who doesn't give a fuck anymore, he blames us, for blaming him for destroying the Star Wars franchise (which he totally did) And I Personally think Disney is the perfect place for Star Wars.
But the problem is, the bad dialogue (Seriously that 'power converters' line is the most cringeworthy thing ever) but, believe it or not, the lightsaber duels were...kind of laughable.
Look at this:
It looks like two old guys pocking sticks at each other, and not fighting with deadly blades that could cut a man in half.
If one thing that was good about the prequels (Except the watchable 'Revenge Of The Sith') was the lightsaber duels:
Now THESE are Lightsaber duels:
Yes technology was more advanced but people pretending that the lightsaber duels in the originals are better...are some truly naive people.
The Force Awakens is closer than ever, and it's 2015, people! Imagine the badass lightsaber duels! IMAGINE THEM! J.J Abrams did justice to STAR WARS, and i couldn't be more excited!