Sunday, February 28, 2010

Best Pictures That Never Were: Day 12

Year: 1977
Movie: Star Wars
Best Picture Winner: Annie Hall
Annie Hall over Star Wars? How about no, Annie Hall is a good movie but does NOT have the same excitement, joy and adventure that Star Wars has and Star Wars was seriously robbed!
Star Wars was a leap forward in movie making and If they can hand Avatar a Golden Globe and most likely the Oscar for Best Picture there is no reason they should of deprived Star Wars of that honor.
Yes, I'm a huge fan of Star Wars - the prequels weren't great but the original trilogy had it all. When I first watched Star Wars as a kid it was thrilling and if you watch it today you get the same feeling.
The movie takes place after the Jedi Knights (except for a select few) have been exterminated and the Empire rules the galaxy with an iron fist. A small group of Rebels have dared to fight back by stealing the secret plans to the Empire's mightiest weapon, the Death Star, a battle station that can destroy planets.
The Emperor sends his Apprentice, Darth Vader, to find the plans.
Princess Leia, a captive Rebel leader, sends out a distress message hidden away in R2-D2 (along witht he plans) that is soon discovered by a farm boy, Luke Skywalker. The message is asking for the help of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
One thing leads to another and he soon takes up the challenge to rescue the princess and help the Rebellion overthrow the Empire, along with such unforgettable allies as the wise Obi-Wan Kenobi, the cocky Han Solo, the loyal Chewbacca and the droids R2-D2 and C-3P0.
Star Wars is awesome and if you haven't seen it you are really missing out. Annie Hall was good, but there is something about the original Star Wars that was new and exciting that just had you glued to the screen.

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