reviewed by Tom-Tom
How does one even begin to review this movie? It’s like reviewing the ABC’s or the Green Lantern oath or the Konami up up down down etc code. Star Wars is an integral part of our culture, language, idioms, and even philosophy, whatever apocryphal horrors inflicted on the franchise by its very maker, which sounds like an oxymoron and it is. I will endeavor to view it as a first-comer. Who knows what I’ll find?
The film captures you from the beginning with the 20 Century Fox fanfare and then explodes into the inimitable John Williams Star Wars theme from which the cool font heads into the distance and the written prologue scrolls up serial style from bottom to top. This alone convinces the viewer that this film is large scale and not to be taken lightly. There aren’t even credits at the beginning aside from 20th Century Fox. This is serious stuff.
The final film of the Original Star Wars Trilogy doesn’t have much to offer in the way of originality.After a brief glimpse of a second Death Star and Darth Vader intoning in James Earl Jones’ beautifully deep and rich voice about the coming of the Emperor, it begins on Tatooine with two droids wandering in the desert, just like in A New Hope. They have a purpose this time, however. They’ve come to deliver a message (sound famiilar?) to the nefarious gangster Jabba the Hutt. Continue reading