Movie Review : Star Wars

1848 Words Nov 15th, 2015 8 Pages
When George Lucas first pitched the idea of Star Wars, a space-western, to movie executives back in the 1970’s; he probably never imagined it to be the cultural phenomenon that it turned out to be. The original Star Wars trilogy (Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi), earned more two billion dollars, after adjusted for inflation in North America (IMDB). Then sixteen years later the next three Star Wars movies were released (Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith), and earned more than 1.5 billion dollars at the box office in North America, adjusted for inflation …show more content…
Christopher Nolan made the successful reboot of the Batman series and directed the confusing Inception. Joss Whedon went on to make the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer and direct The Avengers, and Ridley Scott who directed The Martian and The Gladiator (C. Taylor). Before Star Wars came out there was nothing similar to it before 1977, with the exception of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Even then they are not very similar, yes they are both set in space and filmed similarly, nevertheless both movies have very separate themes and one was more for a wider audience while the other was not (C. Taylor). While 2001 is credited to be the first Science Fiction movie, Star Wars made Science Fiction widely accepted and cared for. Star Wars had themes and characters that were relatable and that audiences liked, Star Wars also had the budget to make the movie good. Having a big budget is something that very many science fiction movies in the past did not have (C. Taylor). Star Wars also had another effect on film, Star Wars managed to reinvent modern cinema and remind people that movies were to inspire the audiences as well as be an escape (C. Taylor).
One of the key reasons why Star Wars was able to in capture audiences the way that it had was because of the characters. The characters are very relatable, most people who watch the movies will be able to find parts of themselves either in one or multiple characters (Jowett, Garth, I. C. Jarvie,

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