Movie Review : Star Wars

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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 (IMDB). Not only were the movies box office hits, the movies were also critically acclaimed. Episode VI was nominated for 11 Oscars: including Best Picture, and also won seven Oscars, including a special achievement award (The Academy Awards). The prequels were also nominated for a total of five Academy Awards (The Academy Awards). With all of that aside Star Wars is more than all of that, the franchise has influenced movies and how audiences get involved with movies. Star Wars was not the original blockuster, Episode IV came out two years late to get that title, that title goes to Jaws. Jaws, much like Star Wars, caused the shift from the film industries typical, personal filmmaking, to a much faster paced, big budget movies, aimed towards

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