writer: George Lucas

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

December 16, 2016

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" is a film that will be loved by most "Star Wars" fans. It is a mixture of old and new and the ending perfectly leads into the first-ever "Star Wars" film, "A New Hope". This prequel tells how the Death Star plans were stolen from the Empire, and it is an intriguing [...]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

December 18, 2015

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" could be subtitled "The Fandom Awakens." From the opening blast of the title "Star Wars" on the screen to the appearance of Han, Chewbacca, Leia, and Luke in the movie, the audience was rollicking and energized with anticipation. The good news is, the movie delivers a [...]

The Clone Wars

August 15, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Lightsabers sparkle once again and battle droids and clone troopers duel in this animated "Star Wars" film. The story takes place between episodes two and three of the last two "Star Wars" films, "Attack of the Clones" and "Revenge of the Sith", which both received the Dove "Family-Approved" Seal [...]

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

May 22, 2008

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Indiana Jones is back! He is a bit older but he definitely hasn't slowed down. In this rollicking high-energy film which is backed by some great special effects, Dr. Jones takes on a young wise-cracking sidekick named Mutt Williams (Shia LaBeouf). They search for some answers regarding the mystical [...]

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

May 19, 2005

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

George Lucas sure knows how to tell a story. He has incredible imagination and creativity. How he brings these stories to the big screen in such epic fashion is amazing. The details of all the gadgets, flying machines, civilizations, distant worlds, and story lines are second to none. "Revenge of [...]

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

May 25, 1977

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is the film which started it all! In May 1977 "Star Wars" landed in theatres to long lines and critical praise. The film was still showing in some theatres months later, as late as December of that year! The story is great, and a relatively young George Lucas was nominated for an Academy [...]

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

May 21, 1980

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This second film in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, or "episode five" in the six film set, is considered by many to be the best in the entire series. Director Irvin Kershner developed the characters in this film, and with the introduction of Jedi master Yoda, a delightful character voiced and [...]

Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi

May 25, 1983

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

The final film in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, and now the final film of all six films, including the "prequels," caps off the trilogy in style. All of the relevant questions are answered: Is Darth Vader Luke Skywalker's father? Who is "the other"? Who wins-the Empire or the Rebellion? Does [...]

Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

May 16, 2002

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Many "Star Wars" enthusiasts agree that "Attack of the Clones" was better than "The Phantom Menace," and that the final new "Star Wars" film, "Revenge of the Sith," was the best of the three. "Attack of the Clones" does have some good moments. The story revolves around a grown up Anakin Skywalker, [...]

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

May 19, 1999

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This first film in the "new" Star Wars trilogy was a box office monster, but many fans were disappointed with it as it concentrated on a young boy who would turn into Darth Vader, rather than a young adult Anakin Skywalker. The film does have its moments. It showcases a fantastic lightsaber battle [...]

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