Our daily series where Allison Keene watches the Star Wars movies for the first time. Read her intro/explanation here.
First of all, I can see why A New Hope was a surprise hit. Though there’s a great amount of world-building that could leave room for prequels, and a satisfying, but still open ending that could pave the way (and obviously did) for sequels, the core story is both compelling and entertaining, and introduces a cast of instantly likable characters. There’s something strange too about how even the non-human elements (the droids) and alien forms (the Jawas) are kinda, well, cute with their bleeps and blips and bloops. There’s a little something in A New Hope for everyone, and I found it to be a pleasant surprise (admittedly I came to it with haughty reservations). Hit the jump to explore a slight disturbance in the force.