Published On: Sun, Feb 8th, 2015

Five Star Film Reviews: ‘Star Wars’

This is the first in my new series on “Five Star Films” of all-time. I’m a self-confessed “hard critic” and have taken some heat over the years for not handing out “5 star reviews.”

So, first off, everything is subjective. I believe there are great films, award-winning films and ground breaking films which I would NEVER honor with 5 stars because I wouldn’t or won’t watch them again.

Harrison Ford as Han solo in Star Wars New HopeA “5 star film” for me is one that I truly enjoy watching over and over. That said, no film has had greater influence on my life and qualify as a “5 Star film” as Star Wars.

Award-winning, groundbreaking, revolutionary… all of that can be said, but if we could count that number of times I’ve watched this film – well, nevermind.

Sadly, the other films of the franchise falter greatly.

While I’ll confess that Empire Strikes Back is the ‘Best’ film of the series, I seldom watch it again because Luke’s training is so tedious and the film became more filler than entertainment once Vader’s secret has been revealed.

In fact, I watch Return of the Jedi more than any other film in the series, but I could never give the flick more than 4 stars.

1977 was a remarkable year thanks to Star Wars and the phenomenon that swept the country. From action figures to TV appearances to more toys and beyond – each time I watch A New Hope, I feel swept back to that experience.

I remember even watching the Oscars to see if Star Wars would win…”What’s Annie Hall?” I asked my mom. (10 nominations, 7 wins – no bad I think)

Call it luck or genious, I don’t really care. Star Wars was and is amazing and deserves to be the first honoree into my “Five Star Film” club.

Chewbacca Han Solo Star Wars classic photo

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professionally in 2003 on Crazed Fanboy before expanding into other blogs and sites. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) and completed the three years Global University program in Ministerial Studies to be a pastor. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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