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Star Wars is an American epic space opera franchise centered on a film series created by George Lucas. The popular film series has spawned an extensive media franchise called the Expanded Universe including books, television series, computer and video games, and comic books.
These media kept the franchise active in the interim between the film trilogies. The franchise depicts a galaxy described as far, far away in the distant past, and it commonly portrays Jedi as a representation of good as they fight for the Republic, in conflict with the Siththeir evil counterparts who fight for the Empire.
Their weapon of choice, the lightsaberis commonly recognized in popular culture. The fictional universe also contains many themes, especially influences of philosophy and religion.
The first film in the series was originally released on May 25, under the title Star Warsby 20th Century Fox, and became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon, followed by two sequels, released at three-year intervals.
The three prequel films were also released at three-year intervals, with the final film of the trilogy released on May 19 The Force Awakensreleased in Episode IV A New Hopewhich they co-produced and co-financed, in perpetuity in all media worldwide.
All six of the main films in the series were also nominated for or won Academy Awards. All of the main films have been box office successes, with the overall box office revenue generated by the Star Wars films including the theatrical Star Wars: The success has also led to multiple re-releases in theaters for the series.
Contents Theatrical films Each of the Star Wars films start with an opening crawl. The film series began with Star Warsreleased on May 25 This was followed by two sequels: The opening crawl of the sequels disclosed that they were numbered as "Episode V" and "Episode VI" respectively, though the films were generally advertised solely under their subtitles.
Though the first film in the series was simply titled Star Wars, with its re-release it had the subtitle Episode IV: A New Hope added to remain consistent with its sequel, and to establish it as the middle chapter of a continuing saga. The re-release featured alterations to the three films, primarily motivated by the improvement of CGI and other special effects technologies, which allowed visuals that were not possible to achieve at the time of the original filmmaking.
Lucas continued to make changes to the films for subsequent releases, such as the VHS and Laserdisc Special Edition release on August 27, the first ever DVD release of the original trilogy on September 21, and the first ever Blu-ray release of all six films on September 16 More than two decades after the release of the original film, the series continued with the long-awaited prequel trilogy, consisting of Episode I: Revenge of the Sithreleased on May 19 The Clone Wars was released theatrically as a lead-in to the weekly animated TV series of the same name.
Inthe original Star Wars film was the first Hollywood movie to be dubbed into Navajo. The Sith Lord Darth Sidious had secretly planned the blockade to give his alter ego, Senator Palpatine, a pretense to overthrow and replace the Supreme Chancellor of the Republic.
When their spaceship is damaged during the escape, they land on the desert planet Tatooine for repairs, where Qui-Gon discovers a young slave named Anakin Skywalker. Qui-Gon comes to believe that Anakin is the "Chosen One" foretold by Jedi prophecy to bring balance to the Force, and he helps liberate the boy.
When evil comes and tries to take over they fight back with strength and gratitude.
While Palpatine re-organizes the Republic into the tyrannical Galactic Empire —appointing himself Emperor for life—Vader participates in the extermination of the Jedi Order, culminating in a lightsaber battle between himself and Obi-Wan on the volcanic planet Mustafar.
Obi-Wan defeats his former apprentice and friend, severing his limbs and leaving him for dead. Palpatine arrives shortly afterward and saves Vader, placing him into a mechanical suit of armor that keeps him alive. The twins are hidden from Vader and are not told who their real parents are.
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