STAR WARS Film Review
Director: George Lucas
Screenplay: George Lucas
Starring: Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Sir Alec Guinness, David Prowse, Peter Cushing, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker
Running Time: 2 hours 1 minute
Released: May 25, 1977
***** out of *****
Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo mount a daring escape in George Lucas' iconic science-fiction adventure STAR WARS.
When a young farm boy, Luke Skywalker (MARK HAMILL), who dreams of nothing more than to join the rebellion to fight the Empire, lead by Darth Vader (DAVID PROWSE) and Grand Moff Tarkin (PETER CUSHING), finds a distress call from Princess Leia (CARRIE FISHER), he embarks unexpectedly on an adventure with a reclusive hermit named Ben (SIR ALEC GUINNESS), Han Solo (HARRISON FORD), a smuggler, his co-pilot Chewbacca (PETER MAYHEW), a Wookie, and a pair of droids, C-3PO (ANTHONY DANIELS) and R2-D2 (KENNY BAKER).
THIS RETRO FILM REVIEW IS PART 4 OF THE 9-PART RETROSPECTIVE SERIES "THE COUNTDOWN TO THE FORCE AWAKENS."
***** = Outstanding ****1/2 = Excellent **** = Very Good ***1/2 = Above Average
*** = Good **1/2 = Mediocre ** = Fair *1/2 = Poor * = Bad