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Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope is a space action drama film that came out in the year 1977. It is a movie about a young man who teams up with a Jedi Master to help rescue a princess and restore freedom to the galaxy. This has been one of the most popular and influential films in history. The movie has become an iconic part of cinema and is one of the greatest films of all time according to many critics.
During a Galactic Civil War, the Empire is looking to retrieve plans for the Death Star. The Death Star is a large space station facility that is capable of destroying entire planets. This is one of the more powerful things that the Empire is using to establish their control. A large ship pursues a smaller ship being flown by the Rebel Alliance and Princess Leia. One of the leaders of the Empire Darth Vader walks in after following a group of storm troopers. The storm troopers stun the princess and capture her. At the same time two androids known as R2 D2 and C3PO escape in a pod with the plans. They land on a desert planet named Tatooine. There they meet a young man named Luke Skywalker who is a farmer for his uncle.
Shortly after the droids are bought by Luke and his uncle, R2 D2 leaves the home of Luke and he looks for the android with the help of C3PO. Luke finds R2 D2 but is attacked by the Sand People who are a group of indigenous beings on the planet. However Luke is rescued by a mysterious man named Obi Wan Kenobi. Obi Wan is an old Jedi Master who is familiar with the Empire and the fate of Luke’s father. He offers to train Luke to be a Jedi. Luke is at first reluctant to but decides to proceed once he finds out that his aunt and uncle have been murdered. Shortly after this, they meet a smuggler Han Solo to rescue the Princess, and in the end Luke helps the Rebel Alliance destroy the Death Star.
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