A review of all the Star Wars movies

Star Wars Saga

Did it wake you up wondering who was part of the cast of Star Wars Episode II? Or what was the introductory text of Episode VI like? Let's say no more: here you have answers to all your questions through a good review of every major film in the Skywalker Saga, with its synopsis, casting, direction and other relevant information (they are ordered in chronological order, by the way). All yours.

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

English title: Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Release date:  May 19th 1999

Star Wars - Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Synopsis

This is the fourth installment of the Star Wars saga in order of release in theaters but the first in chronological order. In it we meet Obi-Wan Kenobi, a young Jedi Knight apprentice under the tutelage of Qui-Gon Jinn. Both will have to escort and protect the Queen Amidala to Coruscant in the hope of finding a peaceful solution to an interplanetary trade conflict in which the Trade Federation has cut off all routes to the planet Naboo. We are also introduced to little anakin skywalker.

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Cast and direction

  • Liam Neeson as Qui Gon Jinn.
  • Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi.
  • Natalie Portman as Padme Amidala.
  • Jake Lloyd as Anakin Skywalker (child).
  • Ian McDiarmid as Palpatine/Darth Sidiousness.
  • Anthony Daniels is in charge of voicing C-3PO.
  • Kenny Baker is at the controls of R2-D2.

The film was written and directed by George Lucas.

Introductory text of the film

The Galactic Republic is in chaos. Taxation of trade routes to outer star systems is disputed.

Hoping to settle the matter with a blockade of powerful warships, the greedy Trade Federation has halted all shipments to the
small planet of Naboo.

As the Republic Congress endlessly debates this alarming chain of events, the Supreme Chancellor has secretly dispatched two Jedi Knights, guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy, to settle the conflict...

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

English title: Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

Release date: May 16, 2002

Star Wars - Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Synopsis

It is the fifth installment of the Star Wars saga in order of release in theaters but the second in chronological order.

The plot takes place ten years after the events that occurred in the Episode I: The Phantom Menace. After the Battle of Naboo, the galaxy finds itself on the brink of civil war. Under the leadership of a renegade Jedi named Count Dooku, many solar systems threaten secession from the Galactic Republic. After the assassination attempts on the queen amidala, she returns to the Senate to get an army to help the Jedi. He Padawan Anakin Skywalker he will have the mission of protecting her, while his teacher, Obi-Wan Kenobi, is dedicated to investigating who wants to assassinate her.

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Main cast and direction

  • Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi.
  • Natalie Portman as Padme Amidala.
  • Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker (already a teenager).
  • Ian McDiarmid as Palpatine/Darth Sidiousm.
  • Samuel L. Jackson as Mace Windu.
  • Christopher Lee as Count Dooku.
  • Anthony Daniels on vocals C-3PO.
  • Frank Oz as Yoda.

The film was directed by George Lucas and written by himself and Jonathan Hales.

Introductory text of the film

Restlessness reigns in the Galactic Senate. Several thousand star systems have declared their intention to leave the Republic.

This separatist movement, led by the mysterious Count Dooku, has made it difficult for the limited number of Jedi Knights to maintain peace and order in the galaxy.

Senator Amidala, the former queen of Naboo, returns to the Galactic Senate to cast her vote on the critical question of creating a REPUBLIC ARMY to aid the overwhelmed Jedi...

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

English title: Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Release date: on May 19, 2005

Star Wars - Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Synopsis

This is the sixth installment of the Star Wars saga in order of release in theaters but the third in chronological order.

Three years after the Clone War, the Jedi have spread across the galaxy, leading a massive clone army to confront the Confederacy of Independent Systems. palpatine He was kidnapped and Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, accompanied by his apprentice Anakin Skywalker, is sent to rescue him on a mission, where he must also eliminate the Separatist Leaders, Count Dooku and General Grievous. After being rescued, the Chancellor will strengthen his friendship with Anakin, in order to convince him that there are greater dark side benefits of the Force than of the Light Side. The Jedi Order begins to suspect this friendship. The Chancellor will end up discovering himself as the sinister Sith Lord and his intention to rule the galaxy, posing a new danger and Anakin's final step to the other Side.

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Cast and direction

  • Ewan McGregor as Obi Wan Kenobi.
  • Natalie Portman as Padme Amidala.
  • Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker.
  • Ian McDiarmid as Palpatine/Darth Sidiousm.
  • Samuel L. Jackson as Mace Windu.
  • Christopher Lee as Count Dooku.
  • Anthony Daniels provides the voice to C-3PO.
  • Frank Oz is Yoda.

The film was directed and written by George Lucas.

Introductory text of the film

War!

The Republic crumbles under the attacks of the ruthless Sith Lord, Count Dooku. There are heroes on both sides. Evil is everywhere.

In a resounding move, the diabolical droid leader General Grievous has stormed the Republic capital and kidnapped Chancellor Palpatine, leader of the Galactic Senate.

As the Separatist droid army tries to flee the besieged capital with their valuable hostage, two Jedi Knights lead a desperate mission to rescue the captive Chancellor...

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

English title: Originally Star Wars and later renamed to Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

Release date: on May 25, 1977

Star Wars - Episode IV - A New Hope

Synopsis

This is the first installment of the Star Wars saga in order of release in theaters but the fourth in chronological order.

19 years after the events that occurred in Revenge of the Sith, the ship in which he travels princess leia has been captured by the imperial troops commanded by the fearsome Darth Vader. Before being caught, Leia manages to insert a message into her robot R2-D2, who, accompanied by C-3PO, manages to escape from her. After landing on the planet Tattooine they are captured and sold to the young Luke Skywalker, who will discover the hidden message that is destined for Obi Wan Kenobi, a Jedi master whom Luke must find in order to save the princess.

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Main cast and direction

  • Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker.
  • David Prowse as Darth Vader.
  • Harrison Ford as Han Solo.
  • Carrie Fisher as the Princess Leia Organa.
  • Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi.
  • Peter Cushing as Big Moff Tarkin.
  • Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca.
  • Anthony Daniels provides the voice to C-3PO.
  • Kenny Baker as R2-D2.

The film was directed and written by George Lucas.

Introductory text of the film

We are in a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, attacking from a hidden base, have scored their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire.

During the battle, Rebel spies have managed to seize the secret blueprints for the Empire's ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station, carrying enough power to destroy an entire planet.

Pursued by the sinister agents of the Empire, Princess Leia flies to her homeland aboard her spaceship, carrying with her the stolen plans that may save her people and restore freedom to the galaxy...

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

English title: Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

Release date: May 21, 1980

Star Wars - Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Synopsis

This is the second installment of the Star Wars saga in order of release in theaters but the fifth in chronological order.

Although the Death Star has been destroyed, Imperial troops have driven the Rebel forces out of their hidden bases, with Darth Vader chasing Han Solo, Chewbacca and Princess Leia Organa through the galaxy. Meanwhile, Skywalker begins his training as a Jedi with Yoda. Luke will end up facing Vader and thus discovering something that will change everything and whose script phrase is already movie history: «I am your father«.

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Cast and direction

  • Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker.
  • Harrison Ford as Han Solo.
  • Carrie Fisher as the Princess Leia Organa.
  • David Prowse as Darth Vader.
  • Alec Guinness as Someone-One Kenobi.
  • Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian.
  • Elaine Baker as Emperor Palpatine.
  • Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca.
  • Anthony Daniels provides the voice to C-3PO.
  • Kenny Baker as R2-D2.
  • Frank Oz as the voice of Yoda.

The film was directed by Irvin Kershner and written by Lawrence Kasdan and Leigh Brackett.

Introductory text of the film

These are adverse times for the rebellion. Although the Death Star has been destroyed, the Imperial troops have sent out the forces
Rebels from their hidden bases and have chased them across the galaxy.

After escaping from the terrible Imperial Fleet, a group of freedom fighters, led by Luke Skywalker, have established a new secret base on the remote ice world of Hoth.

The evil Lord Darth Vader, obsessed with finding the young Skywalker, has sent thousands of space probes to the infinite distances of space...

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

English title: Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi

Release date: May 25th 1983

Star Wars - Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Synopsis

This is the third installment of the Star Wars saga in order of release in theaters but the sixth in chronological order.

The Empire has started building a new Death Star and the plans fall into the hands of the rebels. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, Lando Calrissian and Chewbacca, who had failed in their attempt to rescue Han Solo (frozen in carbonite) discover that Boba Fett has taken him to Jabba's Palace on Tatooine so they decide to undertake the journey to rescue him.

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Cast and direction

  • Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker.
  • Harrison Ford as Han Solo.
  • Carrie Fisher as the Princess Leia Organa.
  • David Prowse as Darth Vader.
  • Sebastian Shaw as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader.
  • Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker (in the 2006 edited version).
  • Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi.
  • Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian.
  • Ian McDiarmid as the Emperor.
  • Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca.
  • Anthony Daniels provides the voice to C-3PO.
  • Kenny Baker as R2-D2.
  • Frank Oz as the voice of Yoda.

The film was directed by Richard Marquand and written by George Lucas and Lawrence Kasdan.

Introductory text of the film

Luke Skywalker has returned to Tatooine, his home planet, to try to rescue his friend Han Solo from the clutches of the evil Jabba the Hutt.

Little does Luke know that the GALACTIC EMPIRE has secretly begun construction of a new armed space station, more powerful than the feared Death Star.

When completed, this ultimate weapon will mean the annihilation of the small group of rebels fighting to restore freedom to the galaxy...

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

English title: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Release date: 18 December 2015

Star Wars - Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Synopsis

This is the seventh installment of the Star Wars saga in order of release and in chronological order.

Thirty years after the events that occurred in The Return of the Jedi and having thus defeated the Empire, a new threat looms over the Republic. The terrible and enigmatic warrior Kylo Ren He has assembled an army of Empire loyalists, calling themselves the First Order, and threatening the Alliance and the Resistance, who, along with Leia Organ, are searching for the missing Luke Skywalker. The only hope for the galaxy will rest with a new main character, Roy, a scrap collector, who along with Finn, a fugitive stromtrooper, and an android named BB-8 will face the First Order, searching for Luke with the help of Han Solo.

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Cast and direction

  • Daisy Ridley as Rey.
  • Adam Driver as Ben Solo/Kylo Ren.
  • John Boyega as Finn.
  • Harrison Ford as Han Solo.
  • Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca.
  • Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron.
  • Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa.
  • Anthony Daniels as C3PO.
  • Andy Serkis as snoke.
  • Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker.

The film was directed by JJ Abrams and written by Lawrence Kasdan, Abrams and Michael Arndt.

Introductory text of the film

Luke Skywalker has disappeared. In his absence, the sinister FIRST ORDER has risen from the ashes of the Empire and will not rest until Skywalker, the last Jedi, has been destroyed.

With the support of the REPUBLIC, General Leia Organa leads a courageous RESISTANCE. She desperately seeks her brother Luke in order to enlist her help in restoring peace and justice to the galaxy.

Leia has sent her boldest pilot on a secret mission to Jakku, where an old ally
has uncovered a clue to Luke's whereabouts...

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

English title: Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi

Release date: 15 December 2017

Star Wars - Episode VIII - The Last Jei

Synopsis

This is the eighth installment of the Star Wars saga in order of release and in chronological order.

The events occur right after what happened in The awakening of the force. The First Order has rounded up the last members of the resistance. The only hope is that Finn breaks into Snoke's ship and disables the radar that allows them to locate them. While he tries to do so, in the company of a female Resistance soldier, Rey is away, trying to convince Luke Skywalker to train her and make her the last jedi.

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Cast and direction

  • Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker.
  • Daisy Ridley as King.
  • Adam Driver as Ben Solo/Kylo Ren.
  • John Boyega as Finn.
  • Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca.
  • Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron.
  • Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa.
  • Anthony Daniels as C-3PO.
  • Andy Serkis as snoke.
  • Frank Oz as Yoda.

The film was directed and written by Rian Johnson.

Introductory text of the film

The FIRST ORDER prevails. After decimating the peaceful Republic, Supreme Leader Snoke now sends his ruthless legions to assume military control of the galaxy.

Only General Leia Organa and her group of RESISTANCE fighters stand against the growing tyranny, convinced that Jedi Master Luke Skywalker will return and restore the spark of hope to the fight.

But the Resistance has been exposed. As the First Order heads towards the Rebel base, the brave heroes stage a desperate escape...

Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker

English title: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Release date: 20 December 2019

Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker

Synopsis

Ninth installment of the Star Wars saga in order of release and in chronological order.

One year after the Battle of Crait, Kylo Ren leads a victorious assault on Mustafar, searching for a wayfinder that was owned by his grandfather, Darth Vader. With him he will look for the Emperor Darth Sidious, who he perceives as a great threat to his power.

Rey, Finn, Poe and the rest of the Resistance will try to put an end to Kylo Ren's plans, finding themselves in a final battle that will test the Force of good and evil.

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Main cast and direction

  • Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker.
  • Daisy Ridley as Rey.
  • Adam Driver as Ben Solo/Kylo Ren.
  • John Boyega as Finn.
  • Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca.
  • Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron.
  • Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa.
  • Anthony Daniels as C-3PO.
  • Andy Serkis as snoke.
  • Lupita Nyong'o as Maz Kanata.
  • Ian McDiarmid as the Emperor Palpatine.
  • Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian.
  • Harrison Ford as Han Solo.

The movie was directed by JJ Abrams and written by Abrams and Chris Terrio.

Introductory text of the film

The dead speak! The galaxy has heard a mysterious transmission, a threat of REVENGE in the sinister voice of the late EMPEROR PALPATINE.

GENERAL LEIA ORGANA sends undercover agents to gather information, while REY, the Jedi's last hope, trains to fight the diabolical FIRST ORDER.

Meanwhile, Supreme Leader Kylo Ren rages in pursuit of the Phantom Emperor, bent on destroying any threat to his power...


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