No. 17: STAR WARS
Reviewed by Sam Hatch
AS THIS IS PART OF A RETRO NOSTALGIA BINGE AS OPPOSED TO A TRADITIONAL REVIEW, THERE MAY BE SPOILERS PRESENT IN THE TEXT.
This was the first film I really remember seeing in the cinema. And boy did I see it a lot in the theaters. This was helped by the fact that Lucasfilm regularly re-released the film on a yearly basis on the release model supplied by Disney with their animated films.Everybody knows why Star Wars is cool, so I'll spare you the verbosity. John Williams. Giant Starcraft flying over your head. Comedic, bickering robots. Whining about Toshii Station and Power Convertors. The Casablanca-referencing Cantina scene with its amazing creatures and catchy music. Han shooting first . Princess Leia explaining that Grand Moff Tarkin has a 'stench'. Darth Vader choking snotty bureaucrats. Letting the Wookiee win. The Millenium Frickin' Falcon. Hiding in secret compartments. Stormtrooper head bumping. The mouse robot. The cool sounds of the Death Star tractor beam. Han's effeminate ad-libbing. Laserfights. 'What an incredible smell you've discovered!'. The walking carpet. Slowly closing blast doors. The lightsaber duel. Getting cocky. Targeting womp rats. The jaw dropping dogfight. Porkins. Using the frickin' force! Getting medals. George Lucas.