Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope Movie Summary
On May 25th 1977, an epic tale of heroes and villains comes to the big screen, and it changes movies forever. The film, along with Jaws, creates the summer blockbuster, and marketers adapt their advertising to mimic Star War’s success.
Star Wars is a sci-fi yarn of rebellion, romance, and a story of a boy, a girl, and a universe. The two are actually brother and sister, but that truth only comes out in the sequels. Everyone likes some incest in their love triangles anyway.
A small rebel blockade runner attempts to flee from a gigantic Imperial Star Destroyer. Unsuccessful, Stormtroopers board the rebel ship, which is under control of the Sith Lord, Darth Vader. At this point Vader is the epitome of villainy in the Star Wars universe, and not the misdirected lover. That dark side turn is best left for the prequels, and not the original.
Vader seeks the Death Star’s plans; a moon-sized space station that lays waste to entire worlds. Many Bothans die to bring the plans to the Rebel Alliance, and Princess Leia Organa now has them. She is a young Imperial Senator from the planet of Alderaan, and a secret member of the Rebel Alliance. She is en route to deliver them to the alliance when the Empire attacks her ship. She hides the plans into a droid called R2-D2, and he escapes to deliver the plans to a Jedi Knight in hiding, Obi-Wan Kenobi. The Jedi use the power of the Force, but Vader and his Emperor kill all remaining Jedi they find alive. Obi-Wan is one of the few remaining in the universe…
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