When talking about space, the most famous saga in the history of cinema is probably Star Wars. In this review we will focus on the first film produced: “A new hope”. This film was released in 1977 and won seven Oscars, among them best visual effects, best original score and best costume design.
The film starts with the capture of Princess Leia by Darth Vader, the leader of the Empire, while the droids R2-D2 and C-3PO land on Tatooine. They carry an important message for Obi Wan Kenobi and also the schematics of the Death Star which is an enormous space station built by the Empire capable of destroying planets. Luke Skywalker, the main protagonist, meets Obi Wan Kenobi and they discover the secret message inside R2-D2. The two heroes hire Han Solo, a talented pilot, to leave Tatooine and try to go on Alderaan. However, the planet was previously destroyed by the Death Star, after its commander Tarkin obtained the information he wanted from Leia.
“Who’s the more foolish? The fool or the fool who follows him?”Obi-Wan Kenobi
Then, the three humans alongside the two droids and the wookiee Chewbacca save princess Leia after their spaceship is captured by the Death Star’s tractor beam, but during combat with Darth Vader, Obi Wan dies. The heroes leave the space station and return to the rebel’s main base, but the Empire tracks them down and plans to destroy their planet. After discovering that they’ve been followed, the rebels start to analyze the Death Star’s schematics and fortunately find a weak spot. The rebel’s fleet and Luke prepare an attack against the Empire’s space station and destroy it thanks to the unexpected help of Han Solo and the power of the Force used by Luke. The victory is celebrated with a big ceremony where Leia gives Han and Luke a medal for their actions.
The main lesson that this saga and this episode teaches us is that you must keep fighting in what you believe in and never lose hope even if the chances of succeeding are very low. So, dear Euroavians, I really recommend this movie to you, as well as the entire saga, and may the Force be with you.