Review by Nate
Roger Ebert once said that it was difficult to see Star Wars: A New Hope “simply as a motion picture, because it has so completely become part of our memories.” I emphatically agree. As a matter of fact, the film has so thoroughly captured us into its tractor beam we not only get gleefully lost in the galactic tale of jedi knights and the struggle against the Empire, we also long to bring the universe back with us into our own. Continue Reading
Chancellor Palpatine: And you, young Skywalker; we shall watch your career with great interest.
Review by Elliott
Growing up, whenever we visited my Grandparents, the first thing I would do was run down to their basement and watch one of the original trilogy movies on VHS. Before the age of 10 I probably had seen them each a hundred times. As I got older I started reading the books/comics and playing lots of the video games. Needless to say I’m a big fan. The Phantom Menace came out in 1999, which is when I was just starting High School. At the time I was blown away and loved every minute of it. However, as time has gone on, I’ve become a little more objective. My goal with this review is to briefly go over the plot, pull out some moral application and conclude with what I liked and disliked about the movie. Continue Reading