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FILM REVIEW: STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE

For the longest time, I have been a fan of Star Wars, one of the greatest franchises ever created by man.  When I first watched Episode IV, I was amazed by the concepts that were used to make this masterpiece.  I noticed a number of religious elements in the story, such as when Obi-Wan Kenobi said to Darth Vader: “You can’t win Darth. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.” That iconic quote made me think of life after death and resurrection.  As for Luke Skywalker, he demonstrated that even a person coming from the most humble of origins can change the course of history, which was illustrated when Luke destroyed the Death Star, an action that robbed the Galactic Empire of one of its most powerful weapons.  It is a powerful strong revolving around coming-of-age, courage, and fighting against the iron fist of tyranny.  I would recommend this film to anyone looking for a good science fiction story.