Tags: Star Wars: Original Trilogy

Review: Star Wars [Episode IV – A New Hope] (1977)

A+ | **** | +2-1| Kids & Up*

An orphaned hero. An imprisoned princess. A wise old hermit. A magic sword. A fearsome dark lord. Such conventions are the stuff of myth and romance — yet, inexplicably, the first Hollywood film to give these mythic archetypes their due was not some Arthurian romance or epic costume drama.   Read more >

Review: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

A+ | **** | +2-2| Kids & Up*

The Empire Strikes Back is the backbone of the Star Wars saga. It takes the story and themes of the first film into deeper waters.   Read more >

Review: Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)

A- | ***½ | +1-1| Kids & Up*

Thematically, where the first Star Wars movie offered a simple vision of good triumphing over evil, and The Empire Strikes Back expressed the problem of evil and the necessity of sacrifice, Return of the Jedi tackles nothing less than resisting temptation, compassion for enemies, and the possibility of redemption for even the most evil.   Read more >

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