Directed by George Lucas
All right, ladies and gentlemen. It's happening! Star Wars is here. Star Wars is here!!
Would I consider myself a warsie? The term makes me think of some frightening, overweight creature with a collection of Jabba the Hut pez dispensers (sorry, warsies). I have seen the series several times, own the prequels (I know, gasp) and several posters, and have had in depth arguments with my ex boyfriend about the nature of the new lightsaber hilt. So I guess, yes, I have to start liking pez.
Wow, suddenly the plot seems complicated to explain. Or, at least, complicated to explain without giving away spoilers. Of course, if you are going to get mad at me for spoiling Star Wars, just know that I am flipping you off all the way from London.
I know some people simply don't "get" it. I am not old enough to have nostalgia be the motivator behind my obsession. I just think it is fun. The dialogue is fun (how can it not be when someone is called a nerf herder?), the characters are entertaining, and the action never stops. Special effects never exactly age well, but I think that is part of the enjoyment! Just have a good time with this one.
Brian De Palma reportedly called this "the worst movie ever." Oh, what do you know?
First science fiction film to be nominated for Best Picture.
Carrie Fisher was only given the role when she agreed to lose 10 pounds.