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  • Writer's pictureShantanu Rastogi

Star Wars: A New Hope | Retro Review

Happy Star Wars Day! May the force be with you all ✨

Celebrating the day by re-watching the original again and sharing our experience (review).

"Star Wars: A New Hope" is a classic science fiction film that has become a cultural phenomenon since its release in 1977. The film, directed by George Lucas, tells the story of a young farm boy named Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) who discovers that he is destined to become a Jedi Knight and save the galaxy from the evil Empire.

One of the strengths of the film is its world-building. The universe that Lucas created is vast and detailed, with different alien species, planets, and technologies that add depth and richness to the story. The special effects, considering the film was made over 40 years ago, still hold up remarkably well. The iconic designs of the characters, ships, and locations remain just as memorable today.

The film's pacing is good, with a good balance of action and character development. The chemistry between the prominent cast members - Luke, Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) - is also a highlight, with witty banter and memorable one-liners that make the characters endearing.

Even though, the inspiration has been taken from the Dune book series, the lore of the Star Wars universe created by George Lucas, is pretty exciting & interesting.


"Star Wars: A New Hope" is an iconic film that set the standard for science fiction and fantasy movies & it still holds up, even after more than 40 years! You may not get into it the “star wars story” immediately but once you get a hang of it, there is some brilliant lore throughout the series which would keep you hooked.


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