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Anti Jesus and derivative.,
This review is from: Star Wars IV: A New Hope (Limited Edition) [DVD] (DVD)
What follows is one ludicrous situation after another involving laser guns, a trash compactor, more stupidity with the cyborgs and more anti Jesus propaganda. Look tries to master the force, a kind of telekinesis as seen in 'Carrie' by Steven Kings. Look also has the traditional weapon of the Jedi's, which is a danger torch, or lightsaver if you go with the films silly explanations. It limps along until Look pilots a ship (that would not fly in reality) into Darth Vaders' trench and shoots a protein bomb into his hole blowing up his Def Star.
All in all, George Lucas wasted an opportunity to do justice to the legend of space jesus and instead gives us cowboys in space with very bad muppets and lazy lasers. He did a great job of ensuring he made a mint on the moichandising and fair play to him. However, in the anals of film history it barely registers a blip on the radar.
In summary, watch this film if you like space films and stuff, but don't expect too much if you are a serious film lover. There is very little in the way of redeeming features, unlike 'The Black Hole' which came out at a similar time, but still far and away a better film than 2001. Recommended, avoid!
First things first, this film, set in the future, is both anti Jesus and pro Green face agenda and has bad special effects. The minor characters, Greedy and Yoga both have green faces and serve only to normalize this insipid crypto nastiness. The central theme of the films 'story' is based on Jesus and associated characters. The Force is also a direct rip off of Jesus' powers.
The story begins with the crazy claim that it is part 4, after a stupid text scrolling intro which is difficult to read, with some cyborgs escaping the clutches of Darth Vaders, a bad Jedi as counterpoint to the good Jedi Obi Wonky Nobi, played badly by some old actor with a beard. The cyborgs have a message recorded by Carol Fisher's character The Princess. One cyborgs in this film can talk a million languages, which don't exist, and the other is a glorified spanner.
The cyborgs land in Tunisia and get attacked and sold by pygmy monks to Look Skywalkers family, who in turn get turned into Skywalkers crisps by Darth Vaders evil white soldier robots. Look survives because of some convenient plot device and goes with the cyborgs to meet Obi Wonky Nobi. Due to Look having no reason to stay, they hook up with Hand Solo and Chewbaccy, a stretched Golden Retriever and fly off to rescue The Princess from Darth Vaders in a space capri.
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Initial post: 16 Dec 2010, 16:18:34 GMT
M. R. Rosenfeld doesn't know what they are on about.
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jan 2011, 16:30:50 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2011, 14:38:55 GMT
Do they put their hands to their foreheads in the theatrical version and say things like "Alas" and "Forsooth"?
Posted on 18 Feb 2011, 13:50:58 GMT
Chris Jones says:
It's only a story, you know. Ridiculous in so many ways, but fun. And it must have had something going for it to spawn so many sequels, prequels - but few equals. Relax and laugh.
In reply to an earlier post on 19 Apr 2011, 23:46:08 BST
Repulsine Klimator says:
i remember watching this when it was first released in the cinema ( i was about 7), i didnt know much about it, back in those days hype was pretty much by word of mouth, all the kids wanted to see it so all the kids had to see it, anyway, i enjoyed the film but the one thing i remember the most is the opening scrolling txt, i think i managed to read the first block before i lost all interest, too many words for a slow retarded kid like myself, i say that because when it said Part IV - A New Hope all i could think of was what about the first 3 parts, i haven't seen them, i then got all paranoid thinking all the other kids had seen the first 3 parts and i somehow missed out, so i sat through scrolling txt pissed off for not seeing the first 3 parts, 25 years later the first 3 parts arrive, 25 years too late. Star wars was great back then, utterly crap now.
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Apr 2011, 11:08:25 BST
It is an allegorical account of Jesus, conflicting religious experiences, cowboys and the persecution of difference. I cannot relax and laugh at something that mocks Our Saviour Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth International Speedway.
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Apr 2011, 11:08:56 BST
I was exactly the same with Babylon 5.
In reply to an earlier post on 28 Apr 2011, 16:23:01 BST
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It's ok, you didn't miss anything in Babylons I-IV.
In reply to an earlier post on 1 May 2011, 19:44:55 BST
Not even any story arcs starting?
Posted on 2 May 2011, 16:13:53 BST
Rutger Spoon says:
The oening crawl of the film states "A long time ago in a far off galaxy...etc". This era could quite easily predate the time of the purported events of the New Testament. The hero myth archetype applies equally to Christ and Luke. The similarities could be coincidental, or both myths could be crystalized on the same archetypal seed, or the Biblical myth could be copying the story of Star Wars. It is a grave charge to imply that Lucas is plagiarizing any other writer living, dead, or born-again.