A New Hope

And now we get to the original series. Which is… interesting.

A New Hope: things that were quite good

  • James: “listen to that analogue sound. Beryllium bells!”
  • Ah, the childhood reminiscences. For a very long time, I thought the trumpets for 20th Century Fox were actually for Star Wars.
  • That opening, with those starships? SWOON.
  • At least you didn’t retcon the voices of the stormtroopers.
  • Feisty Leia!
  • You managed to convey so much emotion from a rolling rubbish bin and a few beeps. Bravo, George.
  • The prequels made me feel far empathy for Owen and Boru than I had previously experienced (this may also be due to Age).
  • I am totally fine with the idea of Ewan McGregor growing up to be Alec Guinness.
  • Most of the additions to Mos Eisley are basically ok.
  • The cantina song. Which was nearly our wedding processional.
  • Han Solo!
    • Who totally always shot first.
    • And is responsible for a lot of ladies (and not a few fellas, I would guess) having their first ‘scoundrels are swoon-worthy’ moment.
  • Alec Guinness.
  • Darth Vader v Obi-wan is surprisingly more poignant coming right off the back of the prequels.
  • Han Solo.

What were you thinking, George?

  • You FRIDGED Owen and Boru, George. That was callous.
  • Even though the additions to Mos Eisley are mostly ok, I still don’t know why you bothered. Seriously. Leave well enough alone, George.
  • Stormtroopers are really bad shots.
  • Luke is So. Whiny. “But I was going into Tosche Station to pick up some power converters!” said every self-absorbed adolescent ever.
    • Which I get, there has to be some development, but does he have to be SO mopey?
  • The throne room scene. So cheesy. So very cheesy. Grins for everyone! Teeth out in the hope of a sequel!

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