Star Wars: A New Hope

Star Wars: A New Hope
Star Wars: A New Hope
  • PG
  • 2h 5m
  • 1977
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Young farm boy Luke Skywalker is thrust into a galaxy of adventure when he intercepts a distress call from the captive Princess Leia, held by Darth Vader and the Imperial forces aboard the massive battle station, the Death Star.
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Common Sense Says
Sci-fi action classic perfect for sharing with kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope is a classic 1977 sci-fi action blockbuster that may be more frightening than you recall. The central villain, Darth Vader, creates a menacing presence and engages in several acts of violence (threatening, choking). Another central character dies, though he just seems to disappear, and several minor characters die or are injured, though the images are brief or non-graphic. There are also a few instances of mild language, specifically "damn" and "hell," plus plenty of insults. Some families may take issue with the film's spiritual philosophies built around "the Force" as the central tenet of existence in the universe. For kids of the right age, this movie is an unforgettable ride through a vast galaxy of imaginative concepts and characters. Of the films in the Star Wars series, this one offers the best and mildest balance of drama and action for younger viewers.

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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Action
  • Release Date:May 25, 1977
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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