Monthly archives: May, 2017

Review of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens

All art should more or less be assessed in a vacuum, but that’s not always easy. Personal preferences or past experiences are going to shape our opinions. This is especially true with a film series. Every movie is going to be compared to the ones that came before it, even if there are decades between…


Review of Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi is one of the most well-known pieces of science fiction cinema in the world, and despite the fact that many fans of the series were underwhelmed with the final film in the original trilogy, it was thoroughly entertaining and an excellent summation of the events presented throughout…


Review of Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back

“Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back” is the second installment in the original Star Wars trilogy. In this film, we see further development of the characters and of the titanic struggle between the evil Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance that is attempting to restore freedom to the galaxy. This movie was beloved by…


Review of Star Wars IV: A New Hope

It’s not often that a movie bursts out of nowhere, captures the imagination of a generation and obliterates box office records like asteroids shot out of its path. When that same juggernaut changes filmmaking as we know it and leaves a permanent stamp on popular culture, you must be talking about writer-director George Lucas’ Star…


Review of Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith

George Lucas’s film, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (released in 2005), is a gripping space opera and rich in emotional depth. It is a significant improvement over the previous two installments in the prequel trilogy, The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones. Revenge of the Sith goes farther in exploring the…


Review of Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones

Part of the endearing quality of the Star Wars films is the ability to transport audiences into a fantastical galaxy filled with compelling characters embroiled in a high stakes story. Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones contains just enough of those elements to make it a disappointing could have been great film. Instead, the…


Review of Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace

“Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace” had a difficult task ahead of it from the beginning. As the prequel to the beloved original trilogy of Star Wars, it was one of the most hyped movies of all time. It didn’t need to just live up to fans’ expectations, it needed to live up to…