EPISODE - NAME - FIRST RUN - STARS
Episode I - The Phantom Menace - 1999 - Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Samuel L. Jackson
Episode II - Attack of the Clones - 2002 - Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee
Episode III - ? - 2005 - Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen
Episode IV - A New Hope - 1977 - Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back - 1980 - Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
Episode VI - Return of the Jedi - 1983 - Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
I think, that Star Wars are the beautiful sci-fi fairy-tale. Producer and director George Lucas knew fact, that people don´t like movie with a lot of violence, especialy children, and in 1977 made fisrt part of the famous trilogy. It´s called Star Wars. Only Star Wars. Whole story was located „A long time ago in a galaxy far far away…“. So Lucas must made perfect vision of the universe and faraway planets, different creatures and different living of people. But he has got few means how do this. And now are SW legend.
After three years Lucas made the second part of trilogy. It´s called Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back. It ´s my favourite, was very dark and people wanted another part. So Lucas renamed first part on Episode IV – A New Hope and in 1983 made third, but not last part of Star Wars, Episode VI – Return of Jedi. This Episode finished by happyend. Nobody who wasn´t for dark side of force die.
This was the end of famous trilogy, but Lucas had a dream to made other three episodes about events before Episode IV. In 1999 he made Episode I – The Phantom Menace. In this episode you can see 9 years old Anakin Skywalker, who will become Darth Vader in Episode III, which will be made in 2005. Anakin wants to become knight of Jedi. Also there´re characters like queen Amidala, master Yoda, knight of the Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi (he will be master of Anakin) or senator Palpatine (in Ep.II you will recognize, that he is for dark side and he´s the Imperator).
In Episode II – Attack of the Clones, what is now in cinema, you can see 19 years old Anakin, who is almost knight of the Jedi. But he fall in love with senator Padmé Amidala, ex queen of the planet Naboo. Jedi can´t love, because love conduce to hatred and this is dark side of force. So this is first step of Anakin to become Darth Vader. In whole film is two line. First is love story and the second is the Clones war. In Clones war will die a lot of knights of the Jedi. Also master Dooku (ex Jedi), chop off Anakins´ right arm. Episode finish loss of dark side. But in the end of the movie I was feeling, that there´s something wrong and I think that this episode didn´t finish neither badly nor happily, even Padmé and Anakin got married. So I look forward to next and last episode.
I think that in SW were some very good actors like Harrison Ford. He is my favourite actor, but I think, that character of Han Solo in episodes IV, V and VI wasn´t one of his better. Actors like Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) or Carrie Fisher (princess Leia Organa) aren´t very famous now, I think. I don´t know anything about them and I haven´t seen them in any other known movie.
But in Episode II stars one very talented young handsome boy. It´s not important that he is handsome. More important is, that he will be very good actor in future, I think. His name is Hayden Christensen and his character is Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader. He was nominated on Golden globe and got award for „One of the most talented actors of the year“ in Cannes. I think that for 21 years old actor it is wonderful achievement. So I keep finger crossed for this young guy.