(This review may contain spoilers).
Star Wars is probably one of those really iconic film series. I remember I used to be addicted to watching them over and over again when I was much younger. I adored watching them. And I collected loads of figures, too, which I’ve since misplaced, which is a little annoying.
Anyway. I watched episode IV tonight for the first time in a long time – and I remembered why I liked it so much.
The words moving across the screen do a really good job of setting the scene and the film opens straight into the action. This certainly isn’t boring to watch.
This film is a little simple in that the bad guys are quite obviously the bad guys. Despite the little rounding out of the villains, though, I liked the characters – or at least the good guys. Han Solo was particularly interesting. He does fulfill one of the stereotypes for characters, but the actor does a particularly good job with playing the character.
I think all of the actors do really good jobs in this. The different alien species are really creative and the different languages are fairly good, too.
I particularly like C-3PO and R2-D2. I like the fact that the droids have their own personalities and that R2-D2, particularly, is quite sneaky.
The special effects are pretty mild compared to special effects in films nowadays, but I still think they worked quite well. Star Wars is old, but in my opinion, it’s still a good film series to watch – at least the original trilogy – with actors who do a really good job with the characters they play and an engaging plot. I would recommend this to people who like science fiction.