This is a list of the full Star Wars movie series. I have to include everything. Even the only 3 that are considered bad. I could put a note on it that says "Unofficial". PG min Action, Adventure, Fantasy. Two Jedi escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to claim their old glory.
PG 98 min Animation, Action, Adventure. After the Republic's victory on Christophsis, Anakin and his new apprentice Ahsoka Tano must rescue the kidnapped son of Jabba the Hutt. Political intrigue complicates their mission.
During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion. As Obi-Wan pursues a new threat, Anakin acts as a double agent between the Jedi Council and Palpatine and is lured into a sinister plan to rule the galaxy. The last Jedi fight to survive when they are hunted by the Empire. Votes: 1, The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the Death Star plans.
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader. Chewie's family passes the time with various forms of entertainment. BY: Kristin Baver. BY: Dan Zehr. Vader continues his journey on Naboo, home of the one he loved most. BY: Amy Richau. BY: Kelly Knox. Can the Duel of the Fates beat out a duel between father and son?
Opinions JULY 31, Opinions JULY 30, Creativity JULY 29, BY: Jenn Fujikawa. This did not materialize, but on September 28, the official site announced the 3D release of Star Wars : Episode I The Phantom Menace coming to theaters in Lucas also hinted in the past that he would release his definitive, often called "archival," editions of all six Star Wars films in one set on a next-generation home-video format in These "archival" editions were never released, or announced.
Fox was also to retain theatrical, nontheatrical, and home video rights worldwide for the franchise's five subsequent films, which Lucasfilm produced and financed independently, through Mayat which time ownership was to transfer to Disney. This complex relationship between Fox and Disney, particularly in regards to Fox's perpetual rights to Episode IV, was to create an obstacle for any future boxed set comprising all nine films. Splinter of the Mind's Eye. The Expanded Universe or EU is the continuation of the movies.
It plays a major role in the storyline. One can read books from the prequel era, between the movies, or post-Episode VI. There are also several books dealing with the lives of Han Solo and Lando Calrissian just before the movies. There are even books about the briefly shown Wedge Antilles. In the Expanded Universe, the Galactic Empire suppresses alien species because most Imperials are xenophobicbut this idea appears in the films only subtly or, arguably, not at all.
The idea of the Empire enslaving aliens is an analogy to racism. In the Young Jedi Knights series, there is even an example of reverse discriminationwhen a group of aliens form the "Diversity Alliance" seeks revenge on all Humansby means of a viral plague, for the crimes of the Empire.
Young Jedi Knights also deals with Star Wars abuse, the homeless, and effects of disability; it is more prone to discussing modern issues than any other Star Wars series. The post-Episode VI EU has often been criticized as Star Wars too dark and depressing, such as the Yuuzhan Vong invasion that kills several major characters, and trillions of deaths in the war.
Critics often point to the fact that George Lucas wanted a saga with an ultimately happy ending, yet the current direction of the EU indicates a revival of the Sith that even Luke Skywalker cannot stop. The saga chronologically begins with the so-called Big Bangthe creation of the universe.
Over billions of years, the galaxy slowly formed. The earliest Expanded Universe stories chronologically are those in Dawn of the Jedi.
Thousands of years later, series about the training of Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Naboo Crisis introduce the characters and situations that form the backbone of the story told in the films. The story then revolves around the Skywalker family and their friends and adversaries. The Skywalkers are involved in every important event from that point forward.
The first three of these are live-action, and were originally made for TV, though the Ewok film was shown in theaters in some locations outside the U. Rogue One and Solo are live-action standalone films. An originally minor detail, the Wookiee food wookiee-ookiees became a cult symbol in the Star Wars fan universe, spawning plays on its name such as wookiee-cookiees a Star Wars —themed dessert. The term "Wookiee hooky" was used by media to reference high absenteeism to see a recently released Star Wars film.
Additionally, other filmmakers with no connection to Lucasfilm have made films that salute, document, parody, or unofficially extend Star Wars. Mel Brooks ' Spaceballs parodies Star Wars and some other science-fiction works. The documentary The People vs. George Lucas is a platform for fans to talk about their take on many Star Wars matters. Seven cartoon series have been based on Star Wars. Ewoks featured the adventures of the Ewoks prior to Return of the Jedi.
A live-action TV show was announced by Lucasfilm inbut little more has been heard since then. Star Wars —based fiction predates the release of the first movie, with the novelisation of A New Hope by Alan Dean Foster but credited to George Lucas released some months before the film itself.
Foster also wrote the first original Star Wars novel, Splinter of the Mind's Eyethe publication of which inaugurated a very successful literary spin-off franchise. The six Star Wars movies have provided a basis for over a hundred novels.
The novels have been authorised by Lucasfilm, and were previously published by Bantam Books with a few early titles published by Ballantinethough Del Rey now holds the contract again. The stories told in these books reach back thousands of years before The Phantom Menace to several generations after Return of the Jedi.
Books authorised by Lucas are written by fans of the films, and are part of a collection known as Expanded Universe. The first books considered to be part of the Expanded Universe began to appear in the late s. The NJO tells the story of a horrific invasion by the extragalactic species known as the Yuuzhan Vong, and includes the passing of several well-known and loved characters. Some fans of the original Star Wars movies reject the literary works of the Expanded Universe, and insist that only the films and the statements made by George Lucas interpreting his own works can be accepted as canonical.
However, numerous statements made by employees at Lucasfilm Ltd. Most of the novels that have been written take place after the events of the films, with a few that take place between the movies, and a growing number set before the films. For some fans, these can be more exciting stories, as they provide narratives for many characters who only have a minor roles, or are only briefly seen, in the movies. In addition to focusing on relatively minor characters, it bridges some events between the two films.
It also includes more scenes of Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine scheming together, offering a greater understanding of their relationship the nature of which was further explored in Episodes I through III. Some consider these novels to have captured the essence of the original movie trilogy.
Also, a few elements first introduced in the Expanded Universe were later included in the films. Aside from books providing narratives, there are also reference books which detail things about the Star Wars universe in a nonfiction style, revealing details that cannot fit into a story.
Star Wars: Empire Star Wars the Last Man cover. Marvel Comics published adaptations of the original trilogy as well as a Star Wars comic book series which lasted from toa total of issues and 3 annuals. In the s, as part of their Star Comics line oriented towards young children, Marvel also published the short-lived series Ewoks and Droidsbased on the Saturday-morning cartoons.
Star Wars was also a daily newspaper comic strip from towritten for the bulk of its run by Archie Goodwin Star Wars drawn by Al Williamson. Beginning in the s, Dark Horse Comics has published a large number of original adventures set in the Star Wars universe. Dark Horse has also published collections of the Marvel series in seven volumes and the comic strip as Classic Star Wars.
The first games based on the franchise were released on the Atari While simplistic, the game captured the essence of the movie as well as technology allowed. Several other games appeared, like Return of the Jedi: Death Star Battlewhere the player controlled the Millennium Falcon in a mission to destroy the second Death Star, and Jedi Arenathe first game to attempt to simulate a lightsaber battle in this case, clearly inspired by the scene in A New Hopewhere Luke Skywalker trains with a seeker.
In this game the player takes on the role of Luke Skywalker towards the end of the film in which Luke battles through many TIE fighters in an attempt to destroy the first Death Star. Due to the video-game crash ofStar Wars, which killed the home-console market, no further games based on the franchise were released untilwhen the platformer Star Wars was released for both the NES and Game Boy, and one year later, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back reused the engine with the plotline of the fifth episode of the saga.
Video game pioneer Atari produced arcade games based on the original trilogy, beginning with Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Backwhich were both flight-simulator -style games that utilized vector graphics. It returns to the space-fighter combat gameplay not seen since the Atari arcade games.
Players generally played as a pilot for the Rebel Alliance, completing a variety of goals, culminating in the destruction of the Death Star.
The longest running series of computer games is the groundbreaking Dark Forces series. This first person shooter series began in with Star Wars: Dark Forces. And the fourth and last release was Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academywhich originated as an expansion pack for Jedi Outcastbut evolved into a game of its own.
The first title was also available for PCs, and all were developed by Factor 5 and published by LucasArts. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republicpublished inwon "Game of the Year" recognition from several prominent gaming magazines, websites, etc.
The game was set after the events of the Battle of Yavin, and allowed players to create characters of a variety of species and specializations such as Bounty Hunter and Smuggler and choose to ally themselves with the Rebel Alliance or the Galactic Empire. Star Wars: Republic Commando is a tactical shooter computer game featuring the elite commandos of Delta Squad and set during the Clone Wars.
It was released on March 1, The plot revolves around a small team of certain individuals. The Star Wars movies are unique in providing cast names even to minor characters, whose name is not even mentioned in the dialogue lines, even non-speaking ones that appear for few moments.
The characters' backstory or importance is revealed in the Expanded Universe sources. Such examples include Boba Fett and Mon Mothma. See Category:Individuals for more extensive listings. The cast of the movies feature notable actors.
Many of them are only guest-starring in brief, even non-speaking roles, like Sofia Coppola and Keisha Castle-Hughes. In the prequel trilogy, professional models did the non-speaking minor-character roles. For example, Luke Skywalker is told to remain on Dagobah to complete his training rather than rescue his friends from Cloud Citybecause doing so will "destroy all for which they have fought and suffered. Star Wars seems to advocate democracy over dictatorship, although it offers no alternative for the corrupt Republic's government.
Some people believe that Star Wars instead advocates monarchy over democracyalthough this is not supported by much evidence in the films, as the only monarchs portrayed are democratically elected ones. Lucas has identified the idea of a democracy becoming a dictatorship as the fundamental idea of the saga. He has stated that the saga raises such ideas as the people giving up their power in desperation, and betrayal by their leaders who may think they are doing the right thing while sacrificing freedom.
In this way, Star Wars is a cautionary tale in which Lucas, by his own admission, warns people of the danger that is always present to democracy and freedom and has been demonstrated throughout history. There appear to be anti-technological messages in the films: the primitive Ewoks defeating technological adversaries, and the general idea of technology opposed to humanity, fitting with Lucas' vision.
Lucas explicitly attributed the Ewoks' defeat of the Galactic Empire to the exploits of the Vietnamese National Liberation Front otherwise known as the Vietcong that operated during the Vietnam War.
This site explains this theme and others in its analysis of the writing of Star Wars. The galactic setting of Star Wars is never given a name and is called simply " the galaxy.
The main story arc in the films traces the rise, fall and redemption of Anakin Skywalkermirrored by political events occurring on a galactic scale. As Anakin is seduced by the dark side, the Republic slides into despotism and war; when Anakin reclaims the Jedi values of peace and justice, the evil Empire that supplanted the Republic is overthrown by the Rebel Alliance.
Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page. Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. This article is about the franchise in general. You may be looking for the original film: A New Hope. For other uses, see Star Wars disambiguation. Sorry about the mess. Contents [ show ]. His 'Star Wars' movies are among the most influential, both technically and commercially, ever made. There' no source material. We don't have comic books. We don't have page novels.
It's no harder or easier than anything else I do. It's just that they became really popular for whatever reason while something else didn't. But I like all the movies I make, and I put just as much work into all of them. And it's hard to tell why some of them really become popular and some of them don't. I mean I know the basic rules, yet when something like Star Wars becomes such an incredible phenomenon there's no way to explain it.
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