"May the force be with you"
Know it or not, that is one sentence almost everyone on this planet has heard at least once in their lives. Star Wars. That's where it came from from. In 1977, George Lucas (before he turned to the dark side) gave birth to his vision, aka, the motion picture - Star Wars. Now known as Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, this film changed the face of cinema in the blink of an eye. Set a long time ago in a galaxy far far away, the Star Wars Saga has become a global phenomenon. Lucas initially had ideas for 4 trilogies, but he worked on one of them, and that became the Original Trilogy consisting of Episode IV: A New Hope, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Spanning from 1977-1983, this trilogy changed the way people looked at special effects. Lucas changed the impossible into a world of wonders, and gave us some of the MOST iconic characters ever created, namely - Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, R2D2, C3PO, Princess Leia.
|STAR WARS IV|
One film that stands out in the trilogy is Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. The perfect sequel! The best Star Wars till date. One of the GREATEST films ever made (and in my top 10), this second installment of the Original Trilogy is everything one could ask for. Lawrence Kasdan and Lucas did a tremendous job with this one. And the big reveal - *SPOILER FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN'T WATCHED IT*
"Search your feelings, Luke. You know it to be true. I am your father."
|HARRISON FORD AS HANS SOLO|
Leaving the Original Trilogy's territory, 16 years after the release of Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, began the Prequel Trilogy. Some hate it, some abhor it, some really like it, and some like it. I come in the latter. In 1999, the Prequel Trilogy began its journey with Episode I: The Phantom Menace. To most, the film is the single most terrible Star Wars ever, maybe with an exception of the Holiday Special. Telling us the story of how Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader, the trilogy proved to us that Lucas is not a very good screenwriter.
|THE LEGENDARY DARTH VADER|
The next installment, Episode II: Attack of the Clones was an improvement over The Phantom Menace for some people but not for me. Attack of the Clones is my least favourite Star Wars. Then comes its conclusion, and the one I really like - Episode III: Revenge of Sith. This is the Prequel Trilogy's best outing, and certainly a very good movie.
Remember how Lucas had ideas for 4 trilogies? Over the years, he said he has ideas for only 3. But we never saw it come to reality, until Disney bought Lucasfilm. And now, with JJ Abrams in the director's chair, co-writing with Lawrence Kasdan, we have STAR WARS EPSIODE VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS! The film is set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi and is also the first installment of the Sequel Trilogy. With John Williams returning to give the film's score, this couldn't be any better. Released worldwide on 18th December 2015, this cinematic spectacle is receiving rave reviews from audience and critics alike, with some calling it the best one since The Empire Strikes Back! Have'nt watched it yet? IT'S HIGH TIME YOU DO!
May the force be with you.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR :-
Aditya Vyas, from College of Medical Sciences, Nepal, is a big movie buff, a comic fan and a TV-series follower. This Tech-addict is also a columnist for ExPRESS MAGAZINE. Some of his other articles being :-
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