In the previous episode, Anakin Skywalker had gone over to the dark side of the force for fear of losing his wife Padme and their expectant baby. Darth Sidious (Chancellor Palpatine) had renamed him Darth Vader but during a battle with Obi-Wan he loses both arms and legs. He is almost killed and covered by volcanic lava but is saved by Darth Sidious who makes him into the evil cyborg.
The Galaxy is now in the control of the Empire and its Imperial Forces who are on the dark side of the force. It rules with an iron fist and has created the Death Star which is a space-ship that can destroy a planet with just one blast.
The rebel forces decide to strike back under the command of Princess Leia. They aim to steal the plans of the Death Star to examine it for weaknesses. Princess Leia is captured but the robots R2D2 and C-P30 manage to escape with the plans. The robots arrive on a planet where they find Luke Skywalker and persuade him to contact Ob-Wan Kenobe to help rescue the Princess. Luke joins Obi-Wan to fight the dark forces and they recruit pilot Han Solo to fly them to Anderaan. There a great battle breaks out between the Jedi knights and the Imperial Forces.
There is quite a lot of fighting throughout this movie using laser guns and light sabres and other scenes such as:
As well, there is a lot that could frighten children in this movie such as:
The main messages from this movie are that good wins over evil and that you have to fight for what you believe in.
Content is age appropriate for children this age
Some content may not be appropriate for children this age. Parental guidance recommended
Content is not age appropriate for children this age